Sunday, September 9, 2012

I've Been Waiting All Day for Sunday Night

Dear John,
It was a good Sunday morning. I finally re-joined the choir, and Lacey and I went to Taco Bell for lunch. And I added another board to Pinterest, called "Grammar Police."
The rest of the day has been about football. I'm sorry, but your Browns managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. It must be another rebuilding year Remember that we have replacement officials again, so that's another wrinkle to everything. From what I've seen so far, they are mostly doing well.
The Steelers are playing tonight in Denver. And remember that Payton Manning is playing for Denver now. He hasn't played for almost 2 years and looks like he played last week. I haven't watched the Colts yet - I'm quite ticked with them and really don't want to. They were mean to one of Archie's boys!
If you were at work I'd be texting you play-by-play. I can't text you, but I can give you periodic updates here. So brace yourself for game commentary. There's no score yet; it's early in the 2nd quarter.

Steeler field goal with 10 minutes left in the first half. Manning just scrambled for a first down - I do want him to do well, but not to beat my Steelers. And today is Dick LeBeau's 75th birthday.

Steelers driving - down to the 4 with 49 seconds left - 3rd & goal - short pass up the middle to Heath Miller for the touchdown. Steelers up 10-7. Halftime's here -time for PJs, brushing teeth, and washing face. I'll be back in a bit. Love you!

I'm back. Get this. The Steelers received the ball to start the 2nd half, and with 6 minutes left in the quarter they kick a field goal to go up 13-7. Manning hasn't had the ball for 57 minutes. He throws one pass for a touchdown. Steelers down 13-14. Yikes. The Steelers kept the ball the rest of the quarter, and scored at the start of the 4th - touchdown, went for 2, incomplete, Steelers up 19-14.

With 9-something left, Denver scored and made the 2-point conversion, so Denver is up 22-19. It wasn't that simple, but you'll have to get the rest from SI or ESPN. If I go into it, this letter will never end. Suffice it to say that Tomlin appealed when he shouldn't have.

Denver drove and settled for a field goal. Steeler ball with 3 minutes left, Denver up 25-19. Oh, crud. With 2 minutes left, Rothleisberger threw an interception that was run straight in for a touchdown. They didn't make the 2-point conversion, so Denver leads 31-19. That's the game. As my mother once said in another connection: If I hadn't stayed up so late, I'd go to bed.

Well, it was a good game, and an exciting one. And it's good to see Manning looking like himself. He can beat anybody else he wants until the post-season.

I'm off to get some sleep - it's not quite midnight, so not as late as I'd expected. You get some sleep, too. Thanks for watching the game with me. Love you so much!

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