Sunday, October 22, 2006

Nothing new.

Today, the Browns host the Denver Broncos. It will end like 15 of the 20 games the two teams have played, but it will be more like those that are remembered in the deep sorrowful parts of our sports souls. The Browns will lose a game they should have won. I don't think it will be boring. I think it will be painful. The final will be something like 17-14, and we'll have an errant field goal, or a blocked punt, or an interception to feed the brutal resignation that abides near the lake.

If you're looking for a silver lining, it may be that this game dooms Carthon and moves the pumpkin heads one step closer to a top five pick in April's draft. Other than that, maybe George Bernard Shaw had it right:

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our
powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing
matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

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