This past weekend was a great one if you’re a fan of football. A few big matchups on Saturday with college ball, and Sunday in the NFL. Since all we had was rain in Nashville, I was mostly content to stay indoors for the weekend and watch these upsets happen! If you don’t know this about me, I LOVE when an underdog can rise up and win. Saturday included a matchup between the University of Miami against the #1 Clemson Tigers, Florida State (my alma mater) vs. #5 Notre Dame, as well as games including #4 UF, #1 Alabama, and other top teams.
I was all geared up to watch Miami defeat the Clemson Tigers. Didn’t happen. Wasn’t pretty. And for reasons that still get irritate me, I wouldn’t have been upset if Notre Dame annihilated Florida State. I know that goes against my inclination to cheer for the underdog, but FSU is the exception to that rule, at the moment.
The biggest upset was UF (Gators) losing… always a bright spot in my world when UF loses 🙂
The NFL had a two games in particular that were fun to watch. First, the undefeated Chiefs, with their almost unstoppable quarterback/running back duo, were upset by the Las Vegas Raiders. They did a good job keeping QB Patrick Mahomes off the field which contributed greatly to their win. The Sunday night game featured Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings. The Seahawks were undefeated going into the game and Minnesota was minutes away from busting that record up until they went for a first down when it was 4th & inches when the SHOULD’VE kicked a field goal. QB Russell Wilson and an amazing wide receiver made them pay for it by driving down the field and scoring a touchdown to win the game.
On a weekend where it was wet and gross outside, it was enjoyable to watch these games, even if the Davids didn’t defeat all of the Goliaths. I will say this, too, I haven’t yet regretted opting out of fantasy football this year. I know it would have given me such anxiety and I know for sure (because it’s how fantasy goes for me) I would have drafted players that are now injured or just not doing well. That’s where the anxiety comes in.
Did you watch some of the games? Are you a Gator fan? If so, sorry not sorry 🙂
-Out of the Wilderness