The NFL Playoffs minus my Cowboys have been going on and believe it or not, I HAVE been watching them. Arizona has shocked people by winning TWO playoff games, at home over Atlanta and Matt Ryan. And tonight, they shocked the Number TWO seed Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are who we THOUGHT they were. Or at least who I thought they were. I never was sold on them. I always believed that if my team got in that they'd beat Carolina if they met. Well, Carolina is out losing at home for the first time all year to a Cardinal team that was OH and FIVE on the East Coast during the regular season. And IF the Eagles upset the Giants tomorrow in the Meadowlands, the ARIZONA FREAKIN CARDINALS will host the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!!! And the Baltimore Ravens are the team NOBODY wants to face. They knocked off their second playoff foe on the road with a rookie named FLACCO. I had never heard of him before this year. I knew who Matt Ryan was without a doubt. But Joe Flacco? I forgot who he played for in College. Ofcourse, a year ago I didn't even know that he existed. He doesn't make mistakes to beat his team and the Ravens defense is back to being NASTY. And Pittsburgh against San Diego tomorrow determines who the Ravens will meet next Sunday for the AFC Championship game. The Ravens knocked off suprising Miami last wk (easily) and edged the Number One seed Tennessee Titans in Nashville today. I am starting to get into Basketball. College and Pro. I think that my Utah Jazz may be getting it together and then my College BYU Cougars look strong in the conference at least. And my Georgetown Hoyas are number 10, after knocking off number two UCONN and losing to number one Pitt. The Big EAst is a BEAST in Mens' Hoops this yr.
This week I lost my Grandfather(on my Dad's side) at age 92. The Funeral was yesterday. My Company(Coca-Cola) has paid funeral leave along with many other good benefits, so I had a three day weekend. It was a great service paying tribute to a great IRON man. I read the eulogy and my Dad and Brother both gave lengthy speeches about him. I was also one of the pallbearers. He outlived my Grandmother by twenty years. She died in Feb. 1990 at age 72 during my senior yr of High School of cancer. My Grandfather died of natural causes. So an era has definitely ended there. My parents, sister and her husband are living at my Grandfather's house about 15 miles away from where I am at. Life does go on and though I am still very dissappointed on my Cowboys' underachieving 2008, there will be next year as always. I look forward to 2009.