Now I Know How Soccer Fans Feel
Something happened in the NFL Sunday that hasn’t happened since 2008. The St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers played to a 24-24 tie.
The last time that happened was when the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals played to a 13-13 tie.
Both the Rams and the 49ers had a chance to win it in overtime, but their field goal kickers each missed.
But what about us fans? Those of us who gave you a good part of our Sunday afternoon.
I felt like I had gone to a fancy restaurant and ordered something I really like – only to have the waiter come out with a small, minuscule portion – “Hey, where’s the rest?”
That’s how I felt after watching the game end in a tie. I wanted – scratch that – needed someone to win. Things don’t end in a tie, especially football games. Someone always has to win.
I’ve always wondered how soccer fans could follow a sport where ties are common place. I don’t think I could handle it. I need my weekly dose of winners and losers.
I can only image how fans at the game must have felt. You ride this incredible roller coaster of adrenaline for four quarters – only to leave the stadium not knowing who won.
So here I sit, Monday morning, starring at my computer…and I‘m still hungry dang it!