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I Am the Kiss of Death

To the Dallas Cowboys.

My first marriage was riddled with many problems, not the least of which was my love of football.

The Ex, you see, is the “creative, sensitive” type, and loathes sports.  Particularly football.  So, I didn’t get to watch a lot of football during our 12-year marriage.  And since I didn’t get to watch football, the Cowboys were the best team in the league and won three Super Bowls in 4 years.

I missed it all.  Thank you, The Ex.

Oh, I’ve been around in the years since, and have watched those marvelous players go on to highly successful post-football careers – Troy Aikman is one of the most objective and enjoyable commentators in sports television.  Emmett Smith won Dancing with the Stars.  Dion Sanders managed to find the most hideous tailor on the planet.  But the team since?

They suck.

And I’m convinced it’s because I’ve been watching.  Honestly, it’s like a switch was thrown – Jan’s married and can’t watch, the Cowboys win.  Jan gets divorced and begins watching obsessively, the Cowboys lose.  You think I’m joking?  Okay – so explain the Cleveland Browns since I’ve moved to Ohio.

See what I mean?  Just my nearness is enough to ensure crappy coaching and fumble-fingered players.

Perhaps the interests of the NFC East would be better served if I became a die-hard New York Giants fan.  After all, my desire to see the New England Patriots have a perfect season last year is the only reason the Giants won the Super Bowl.


17 comments

phhhst says:

Glad to know I’m not the only one that is superstitious.

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msmeta says:

Heck, Jan, I’ve been a Bears fan for decades and they ALWAYS suck. (We’re fans of all teams Chicago, so that makes us a pretty pathetic lot.)

The Cowboys did have a nice thing going there for awhile. Too bad you missed it. I’m still waiting for T.O. to live up to expectations. (And don’t get me started about Romo…)

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JollyHolly says:

Did you hear that Romo will be out for a few games due to his broken finger.

Here’s something to try: Wear something on the day of the game that represents the opposing team. For example: D1 wore nail polish named Crimson Red when we played Alabama. Worked like a charm. Good luck.

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goodfather says:

Heh, I’m not superstitious. Don’t watch the Seahawks? They suck. DO watch the Seahawks? They suck. Believe that this is the year they’re going all the way to the Superbowl? Uh huh.

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Be says:

So now that you are married again, maybe if you actually WATCHED the game (not peaking over the book you are reading after your loving husband throws his back out jumping from the barcalounger) they would win! Fair-weather fan!
:P

Jan says:

I’m a fair-weather fan? This, coming from a man who spends the entire game yelling “You SUCK Romo!” when he’s not calling his daughter to taunt her about the “Cowgirls.”

Jan says:

Oh, and don’t worry, I won’t peak over my book anymore. I might peek over it, but, oh well…

Be says:

peak is more appropriate from where “I” was sitting!

Jan says:

LOL – you’re incorrigible.

I love you.

I know I already commented but just have to say, you and Beloved are so cute.

Smart Mouth Broads last blog post..I’VE LOST MY MOJO

Beloved is the spelling nazi so I have to write this with Websters in hand lest I be reprimanded. LOL

So it’s YOUR fault the Cowboys lost? I think I’m the kiss of death for OU since Texas beat them on Saturday. It was a sad sad day for me and my girlfriend, the OU graduate. *sticking lip out in a pout*

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tricia says:

I’m lost here, completely lost. Even when I try to enjoy watching football, I can’t.

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Keep watching, Jan!!! I NEED you to watch. And while you’re at it, catch a few Giants and Eagles games too. But by all means…keep that remote away from my beloved Redskins. I have a sneaking suspician that you watched Sunday’s game. Why else did they lay that giant egg against St. Louis?

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Jan says:

Okay – y’all need further proof about my jinxing abilities?

I didn’t even consider watching the game last night and the Giants had their asses handed to them by Cleveland.

Now I wish I’d watched…but I’m glad I didn’t.

Nothing Fancy, no we didn’t watch the Redskins game – we were too busy watching the Falcons beat the Bears at the last minute (sorry, Ms. Meta!). But I seem to have spread my bad karma all over the NFC East this weekend.

Be says:

Hey honey, all the owners of the NFC East teams called me today and asked me to take control over the remote. Too bad for them that “I” am in control of the “memote” in my house and I consider all other divisions to be sub-human!

Midlife – I am only a Nazi about grammar/spelling when it comes to my own children. I can’t even type as fast as I think, so you are VERY safe! ;)

thistle says:

i have this effect on television programs…i’m usually slow to get on the bandwagon, and about the time i do, it creaks to a stop. or worse, i jump on right at the outset and it disappears like Cinderella’s carriage at midnight, leaving me raving about a great program that never hits the airways EVER AGAIN…sheep dip.

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