Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wait. There's a game this weekend?

Is it possible that Ann Cannon's brain--the brain that used to get her into shouting, swearing and (sometimes) spitting contests at BYU games--has been sucked from her skull by a gang of brain-sucking aliens?  Is that why she's all, there's a game this weekend?

How is it possible that I don't care very much anymore about this rivalry?  Hello.  I was the girl who for years and years and years used to flip off Rice Stadium every time I drove past it in much the same style that Bret and Jermaine flipped off the Australian Embassy in Flight of the Conchords.  I didn't care if my kids were watching md.  In fact, I rewarded them with trips to 7-11 for Slurpees if they did the same.

I know!  I have super awesome mothering skills!

But now?  Wow.  I mean I still hope BYU wins, but I hate what all the conference shifting (which is driven totally by money) has done to this rivalry.  And (actually) to BYU football itself.  I wasn't totally happy when we left the WAC for the MountainWest conference.  But I got used to it.  And at least there was a conference title to play for.  But this independent thing?

It just ain't working for me.


James said...

I think it is one of the best rivalries in football. Its a shame that it will be suspended for two years. Maybe the time off will fester in the minds of the ADs until they feel compelled to play it. I am afraid, however, the two year absence will result in a dear john letter to one of the schools, and that would be sad.

Lisa B. said...

This is an amazing confession. I am not quite sure what to make of this. I am a Cougar fan through and through, sort of to my own surprise, since I don't give a damn about College sports in the big scheme of things. Paradoxical, I know. But you, on the other hand! Well, I guess. I now know that the crazy conference shifting was basically not just crazy but also evil, if it has done this to you! In conclusion, go Cougs!