the memories they stay

Dear ABC Sports,

I don't care how bad Michigan State is getting whomped. Do not switch to the fucking Missouri-Texas A&M game in the 4th quarter. Some of us *like* watching the Buckeyes crush MSU, because we were there in 1998 and it made us cry and we've never really gotten over watching from the stands as our team, this fantastic team that we loved and followed the stats for and had been watching our entire lives, fucked up the very end of what was meant to be a blowout game and lost 28-24. Some of us wore black the rest of the season because we knew that Thanksgiving dinner with the Michigan fans in the family was going to be the worst holiday ever.

Some of us were *enjoying* the chance to rewrite that memory with a 30-0 lead. Some of us are pretty damned pissed that the tape doesn't contain the end of a fantastic game, so it isn't worth keeping. Some of us didn't appreciate having to switch to ESPN to get the final score of 38-7. Some of us plan to spend the rest of the weekend cursing your network and thinking of rude comments about the size of the brains (and other body parts) of your programming executives.

In short, you suck.




At 10/15/2006 4:10 PM, Blogger Frankly, Scarlett said...


Big 10 football is ALWAYS better to watch than any other crap game that might be on!

At 10/15/2006 8:37 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

S is a Miami fan, so he might not agree--but OSU football is always the best thing to watch!

At 10/15/2006 9:47 PM, Blogger Priya said...

I love it that I'm part of this gig and yet have no idea what you're on about (and had to go to ESPN to find out that you're even talking of American football).

Probably why we are friends :-)

So, I'll write about my past weekend's encounters with the Liverpool Mafia next time.

At 10/16/2006 10:34 AM, Blogger Genealogy Spice said...

I'll take a rant barking up incompetence when it comes to TV programming anyday over "saving the world"....okay on most days :-)

At 10/16/2006 3:38 PM, Blogger Priya said...

Wait..where did saving the world come from? Does PTSD do that? I thought we left it to the experts?


Btw, E, you can't blame me this time for our entry into the news world :-)

At 10/16/2006 4:25 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Fair enough. This one was my fault.

But they switched away from the game!!! Why in the world would a network do that?

And who says that improving the choices of television networks isn't doing my little part to save the world? College football is important, too.

At 10/16/2006 5:54 PM, Blogger Genealogy Spice said...

P: No need to get defensive or offended (not sure which would apply here coz it's not like we're F2F or chatting on the phone). I wasn't implying that PTSD was trying to "save the world" (didn't state it anywhere in the comment so not sure how you thought I went there) but that people do in general and those are the rants one sees more often in general - NOT on this blog.

E: That it got circulated beyond the blog and made a public splash just goes to prove that I was right...these rants are much cooler :-). I hear the wicked comp has been successfully conquered....yay...kudos!

At 10/16/2006 6:16 PM, Blogger Priya said...

Am royally pissed. So there. And determined to (make someone else) save the world.

Would love to have a discussion about how things get read around here sometime :-)

Fancy a date?

At 10/16/2006 7:54 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yes, it's over. Fucking *finally* I get to try a different one.


Would like to note that the quote ended just where the rant got entertaining. Bah.

Speaking of dates...no, never mind. I don't want anything to do with that discussion.

But we should catch up tomorrow maybe. I'm supposed to chat with Mark at some point, and the DW paper is sucking away my life, but I should still have some time free.


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