Monday, November 19, 2012

You think you've got troubles?

Every time I start to feel sorry for myself that I still haven't found a job in the newspaper business after cutbacks cost me mine and the money is about to run out (there still is a newspaper business, right?), I see something that I have to shake my head about and thank God for my blessings.
Lately, it was a story about a poor military guy who lost both legs in Afghanistan or Iraq and is keeping on keeping on.
I plan to do the same, although the next step might be as a greeter at Wal-Mart. I'll keep my hand in writing here.
That brings me to fandom.
A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling sorry because my university, a school I said was going to shock the Big East world a couple of months ago, was getting pasted for the fourth straight time by a Big East team.
It rocked my world, but it could be worse.
I could be a Boston College fan.
I found this while searching a Boston College fan site the other day:

This from a Boston College fan lamenting a bad day in a bad season.

Montel Harris was trending on Yahoo late Saturday afternoon.
It was the second item right below General Patraeus.
That's good news for Temple, bad news for Boston College.
While Temple is 4-6 with two more Big East wins than many of the pundits thought possible, Boston College is a two-win team looking for a new head coach.
The Eagles have a great on-campus stadium, but a terrible product and the guy who they kicked off the team is doing pretty well at Temple.
Yes, it could be worse.
In life and in fandom.

Wednesday: A tribute to the seniors

4 comments:

Tractorr said...

While this is true, the Big East could be in the beginning stages of collapse. It looks like Rutgers is out the door and some combination of UCOnn, Cinny, and Louisville are to follow to either the B1G, ACC, or Big12. The incoming teams will not save this conference and the better ones will probably be scared off.

I have been positive about the Big East move until today but I think staying in the MAC may have been the best solution considering there may not be a Big East much longer.

Philly TU Grad said...

I'm starting to feel the same way with regards to football. Well Mike had said if we couldn't get in the BE then CUSA was next best, looks like be in both by next year without having to make a move.
At this point I think it's important to get the best conference for basketball and are we really any worse off in football if what will be the nBE, that is if none of the western schools reconsider. I have to think a conference of Boise, SDSU, Houston, SMU, USF, UCF, Louisville, Cincinnati and Memphis is no worse then the MAC and probably better. The one consolation I'll take is that for the next few years Rutgers fans will get to feel what it's like to be at best a .500 team. I just don't see them being as successful in the B10.

Kent Duke said...

AG has 8 Temple recruits playing in the NFL.

Based on performance and potential Daz has zero.

Temple Football Forever said...

I think Anthony Robey will be in the league, maybe Tyler M. and Nate D. but overall a good point about the Daz and AG talent evaluation.
As far as Rutgers, they lose 19 of 21 starters, so they will struggle.