I’m a bit tired today. Mrs. Cutter and I spent the weekend in Long Island, but to avoid having to use a vacation day, we took a 7:40 AM flight home this morning. Getting up that early is always tough, but it was made worse by the fact that the Eagles played on Sunday night.
Last night did not change my low opinion of Sunday Night Football, even though the broadcast wasn’t as horrendous as usual. But of course in typical Eagles on Sunday Night Football fashion, they managed to be as frustrating as ever. They got outplayed, but still managed to keep it close to the point where a few late mistakes killed them. I’ll give credit to the New York Giants though. At season’s beginning, I didn’t think they were that good a team, and thought they just got hot at the right time last year. But that team is very good, and knows how to win football games.
As for the Eagles, I think the rest of the world should be happy that Andy Reid chose to become a football coach and not a truck driver:
“Here I am, driving my 15 foot tall truck. Oh, that overpass only has a clearance of 14 feet. Well, even though the truck didn’t fit the last two times I tried to fit it there, I’m gonna try it again. Surely, it will work this time! Oh no! Somehow I didn’t make it yet again!”
I don’t know how a seemingly intelligent football coach can make the same stupid mistakes game after game, year after year. I need to stop getting annoyed by him. I just need to keep reminding myself that the Phillies just won the World Series, and we’re still in happy land!
And speaking of happy land, the trip to Long Island went about as expected. We hit the outlets for the purpose of buying gifts for people, but ended up spending more on ourselves. I got new sneakers – The 2009 Air Cutters! – and a new pair of Dockers. We had huge dinners on both Saturday and Sunday nights, so I probably gained about five pounds despite going for a jog yesterday afternoon. Guess I’ll have to hit the gym pretty hardcore this week.
People in Long Island do need to appreciate the fact that it isn’t easy getting up there. It’s an annoying drive, so its not especially feasible to drive up just for the weekend. And plane fares are much more expensive than they used to be, so we can’t just hop up there anytime we please. We’ve got to pick and choose our spots, especially considering we’ll be doing a lot of wedding related travel in 2009.
I know that Mrs. Cutter will believe this when she sees this, but I almost think I need a break from watching sports on TV. After watching the baseball playoffs and plenty of football, my head nearly explodes at the sight of a few commercials. Enough has been said about the horrid “Saaaaved by Zeeero” commercials, but the Bud Light “Drinkability” commercials (The ones where everyone has to freeze in place) have become incredibly tiresome as well. And I can safely say that any good memories I ever had of the movie Vacation have been ruined by the DirecTV commercial with Christie Brinkley.
“This is crazy! This is crazy! This is crazy!” No, what’s crazy is that I think Chevy Chase’s career tanked only because karma somehow knew he would one day help create one of the worst, most overplayed commercials ever. Serves him right.