Am I a huge sports fan? That’s an understatement.
If you don’t already know I am “That Guy” a massive Cowboys, Yankees and Notre Dame fan.
And this year… Has not been fun for me.
As a kid growing up in NJ, halfway between NYC and Philly it was amazing walking around with my Cowboys gear on among my sad Giants and Eagles fan friends!
Oh how times have changed.
In college I had to deal with 2 Giants Championships… It was bad but I still had my NO RINGS for Philly in my back pocket.
Emmitt Smith even told my wife that her wedding ring is the only one she’ll ever get because Philly will never win a ring!
And of course. In February that died. It was the worst sports day of my life. Being married to an Eagles fan now and them winning it all, just added salt to the wound.
The Eagles… Are Super Bowl Champs. (Vomit)
Now on to baseball. My Yankees were stacked, after a great playoff run last season they had a great chance to make another deep run.
Enter.. My hated Red Sox. They were the best team in baseball from the first pitch of spring training. Mookie, Martinez, Sale… The Yankees won 100 damn games but didn’t win the division because those dudes were just better!
Then when the Yanks won the WC game we really did want Boston… Until we didn’t! And they beat the Yanks in 4 games, crushing my dreams once again like it was 2004 all over again.
Now the Red Sox AGAIN are World Series Champs, and trolling us by popping bottles to New York New York.
It hurts. It hurts so much.
However… My Notre Dame Fighting Irish are having an unbelievable season. They are 8-0, ranked #4 in the Nation. I got to see them beat Michigan live, they crushed Stanford, it’s awesome. This is the most fun I’ve had being an Irish fan in my 31 years on earth.
Alabama. No one is going to beat Alabama. So the best ND team in my lifetime is basically playing for second place.
I JUST WANT A CHAMPIONSHIP TO CELEBRATE!
Oh yeah… There is more. One of my favorite Irish players Josh Adams, where does he go? Philadelphia. Then during the trade deadline another one of my favorite Golden Domers, Golden Tate… BOOM he’s an Eagle.
Immediately traded him to my wife in Fantasy.
I. Can’t. Win. I hate my sports life right now. And I believe while Jerry Jones and Skip Bayless are on this planet I will continue to suffer year after year.
Almost forgot, the Cowboys are 3-4, Dak Prescott is terrible and Conor McGregor got his ass kicked by a Russian dude. Just awesome.
Irish… You are my only hope.
-Kevin “That Guy”
Yup... I’m that guy