At about 7:30 last night, I was preparing to go grocery shopping. My list was made, my shoes were on, but I decided to sit and read twitter for a few minutes before I walked out the door. Here’s what I saw:
It was like someone threw a block of frozen tears through the windows of my heart. This was our year, Texans fans. Great quarterback, great running game, great defense, weak division, soft schedule- the playoffs were a lock and a deep playoff run was likely. And now our hopes rest on Matt Leinart. My friend Craig was kind enough to text me Leinart’s career stats: 14 TDs, 20 INTs. Career passer rating of 69. Hasn’t played in an NFL game since ’09. Then I read this:
Community is one of the funniest shows on TV, and a staple in our household. It is brilliantly original, laugh out loud funny, and continues to get better. Now, NBC has yanked it from their lineup to make room for what? Whitney? Some new show about Broadway? Come on, NBC- CBS already has the corner market on bad television. Let Community live!
Needless to say, I wandered around the store in a melancholy fog. One of the items on my list was cake mix for a church dinner we’re having this week. I stood in the baking aisle for ten minutes, staring blankly at Duncan Hines boxes while thinking about schedules- football and TV.
Knox nailed it: These are dark times, indeed.