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Don’t Worry, Bee Happy

September 26, 2011

On Sunday, I went to a bank grand opening.

Yes, the bank was open on a Sunday. Still not used to that. Still feel weird with banks open on Saturdays. Not complaining. I make use of the convenient banking hours. But it still feels weird.

I didn’t plan to attend this grand opening. I didn’t know about it. The bank just happens to be next door to the video game store. I just wanted to trade-in some video games that I never play anymore. Sorry Duke Nukem. You’re toast. Maybe if you were more fun to play, things would be different, but na’ah. You dull.

The bank was giving away cotton candy and serving hamburger. There was a clown and a magician. All kinds of fun stuff for the kiddies.

Afterwards, I went to the farmers market. I didn’t get anything there. The place was infested with wasps. Not the stuffy old-money wasps, but actual flying bee-like creatures with the stingers and the buzz-buzz-buzz. I bet the wasps came in with the honey farmer.

And on to matters of sports.

I’m not a big football guy. You know, seeing as how it’s an overly complicated evolution on what was once a pretty simple game. After yesterday, both the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions are 3-0.

In my lifetime, I can remember the Buffalo Bills having good teams, teams that could compete for the Super Bowl. But those days were nearly twenty years ago. The Lions, I have no recollection of the Detroit Lions ever being good. I can remember when the Lions played an entire season and lost every single game. That was like two or three years ago.

The Lions haven’t exactly had a difficult schedule so far. They haven’t had to play the Bears or the Packers yet. But still, three wins. That’s three more wins than they usually have at this point of the season. Good for them.

The Bills won game three by beating the New England Patriots. The Pats had a 21-0 lead at half-time. The Bills came back. They intercepted Tom “Golden Boy” Brady four times. The Buffalo Bills beat the Patriots for the first time in eight years. The Bills and Pats meet up twice a year. The Pats have won the last fifteen meetings. When the game was over yesterday in Ralph Wilson Stadium, the fans went wild with joy. You would think with the way the fans were rejoicing, they’d just won the Super Bowl.

Neither the Lions or Bills are going to continue on this torrid pace. I doubt either team will make the playoffs come January. But at least for now, in this first month of the season, two of the saddest teams in the NFL have given their fans some long, long, long, long-awaited joy.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2011 10:05 am

    Would have been better with free samples of money…

    3-0? That is OK for soccer…

    A 3-0 record is pretty good when the season is only 16 games.

  2. September 26, 2011 1:30 pm

    I can’t remember a time the Lions made it to the playoffs, much less the Super Bowl.

  3. September 26, 2011 2:21 pm

    Yeah, thanks for rubbing the Bills in nice and salty there, WIGSF. Hmph. Why is it Brady can win 14 regular season games but can’t manage another Super Bowl? And people want to compare him to Montana? I don’t think so. Big Sky never lost a Super Bowl.

    The Bills never WON one. I remember when they went four straight times. No team has ever done that, before or since. They lost ’em all, but it’s still a testament to how good a team they were. At least 25 years ago they were.

    And the Lions? Yeah, back when Barry Sanders played they had a shot, but it’s been a long time. LOOOOONG time.

  4. September 26, 2011 8:53 pm

    I’m with Rock Chef. I don’t get the grand openings like that…I’d pop in for free snacks, but it wouldn’t make me want to do business there.

    I don’t like that bank. Don’t like banks at all. But I like cotton candy.

  5. September 26, 2011 9:48 pm

    What prompted you to go to the bank grand opening? Did you get an invite the mail, or do you just have connections? :)

    Bank is next door to the video game store. I just wanted to buy a video game.

  6. September 26, 2011 10:16 pm

    Ohhhhh so it was you who went to the grand opening. I’m not going to lie, I totally would have too for some free cotton candy, yum!

    who else would have gone?

  7. September 28, 2011 4:33 am

    I’m happy for Lions fans. They’ve suffered a lot. That whole-season-loss thing was like 3 years ago, you’re right. I was doing my football blog then. They’ve had one of the worst records in the NFL, the owner doesn’t know a thing about the game. I’m not sure they’ve even ever made it into the SuperBowl in our lifetimes. *just checked* Nope. Never been.

    Sometimes the owner doesn’t need to know anything about the game. It’s probably better that way so long as he hires people who do.

    I can’t speak about the Bills game. *facepalm*

    Were the burgers good at the bank opening? Clowns and magicians. You know, that I think about it, that combo at a bank is kind of scary. “Laugh while we make your money disappear!”

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