…And In This Corner, Misanthropy!

misanthropy.jpgI don’t like it when things come down to the wire. I like to know early what’s going on and then just settle back and not worry about it. Perhaps this explains why I often miss incredible finishes, like Boise State beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl a couple years ago. Or Michigan coming back against Notre Dame. And Indiana. I’m not sure what it is, maybe my German blood, but just like I don’t enjoy gambling, I don’t enjoy close finishes.

Which is why I’d like the Tigers to make up their mind about the AL Central title. A friend of mine used to describe this peculiar inability to make a decision with the phrase, “Either sh!t or get off the pot.” And maybe someone needs to pointedly remind the Tigers of this. At this point I don’t care so much how it ends (OK, that’s not exactly true) but I’d just like it to end.

Would it be exciting if the Tigers and Twins ended the year tied and (once again) had to go to a one game playoff? Sure. Would I enjoy it? Not one bit. I can deal with it when it’s teams I don’t care about because, well, because I don’t care about them. But watching Michigan when they’re down 5 points in a dogfight with Indiana? Or the Tigers as they try to redeem the season? I’d rather just go to bed. That isn’t going to make me an ideal candidate for Lipitor.

So, here’s the deal, guys. If I wanted drama I’d just pop in some HBO on DVD. If I want mind numbing entertainment, I have the internet. But is it too much to ask for my sports teams to either just win or lose convincingly? At least the Lions have that one down. Kind of.

-A

4 Comments

Both the Tigs and Twinks are just battling to see which team can be ignored by FOX/TBS analysts for three games as said analysts wax gushingly over Captain Intangibles.
–BitterHopelessTexasRangersFan
http://jonestein.mlblogs.com

Twins and the Tigers are gonna battle it out til death, the AL Central is just “like that.” I can’t wait until the Indians get there playoff mojo’s back.

Ted
http://tribewithted.mlblogs.com/

What if the Tigers win the division and play the Yankees? And what if each game is close? Will you go to bed? Nah, you won’t.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Don’t worry Allen, the Tigers got this. The Twins are just tormenting their fans with the hopes of contention. They do this all the time, get really hot late in the season and make us think they have a chance, when it’s really too little, too late.
-Erin
http://plunking-gomez.blogspot.com

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