I sat down yesterday in front of the television with a mammoth plate of food in hand prepared to watch one of my favorite football games of the year. Thanksgiving Day is like New Years Day in college football for me. This year I sat down knowing that the Cowboys season is all but lost. That fact still did not temper the excitement I had to watch the Cowboys upset the Saints.
The first quarter began and things sure turned South in a hurry for the Boys. I was strategically maneuvering through my plate of food and was keeping hope alive whilst doing so. As we all saw, the Cowboys turned it all around after the first quarter and really started making some things happen. They got some timely turnovers and started moving the ball a little bit. This caused a buzz about the room I was in. It felt good to feel a little excitement for once. This brought me out of the food induced coma that I was slipping into. I sat up in my chair, thought about how I hate the Saints, and started to really get into the game.
Late in the fourth quarter, the game is winding down and I am really excited. We are going to pull this thing off I think to myself. FALSE, we have a Roy Williams sighting! As it has seemed the entire time he has been with the Cowboys, Roy comes up with an extremely untimely error and fumbles the ball inside the Saints 20. I literally could not believe it. The man has no presence of mind to cover the ball up knowing the sole thing the defenders are going to do is try and strip the ball. When that happened all I saw was red and flashes Leon Lett sliding into the ball on that snowy Thanksgiving.
I know this error was not as grievous a mistake as Lett’s inexplicable move some years back. In a season filled with miscues and errors for some reason this one sent me into the stratosphere. I can not wait for the day when I no longer see Roy Williams running out of the tunnel in a Cowboys uniform. I have had enough of him. I feel as if every game I’m yelling at him due to a fumble or a ball rocketing right through his hands only to hit him directly in the face and it’s usually on a crucial third down. I have just had enough.
I know I have woke up this morning still feeling a bit irrational. I am trying to tell myself it is Thanksgiving weekend. There are better days on the horizon. I just hope those days are not filled with Roy Williams.
I hope all had a Happy Thanksgiving.