Hey, did you know a World Series happened? Yup. Apparently it started and ended all within the last week. It saw the San Francisco Giants defeat the Texas Rangers in five games.
Did you know? Did you care?
The Onion doesn't think so if this Tweet is any indication...
I doubt many people gave a shake about it except, maybe, people in the Bay Area and around Arlington, Texas.
No, I take that back. Texas didn't care. It's still high school football season down there. Baseball dies once the pigskin shakes away the dust of the offseason.
So that leaves the Bay Area.
Wait, I think I should even subdivide that a bit. The Bay Area residents that aren't fans of the Oakland Athletics.
Oh, and then there are those former Giants fans that are still jaded by the shadow cast over their team by Barry Bonds and his alleged use of performance enhancing substances. So, they probably don't care much anymore because they don't know who to trust in sports. I can't say I blame them.
Yeah, that should do the trick.
So, to the 742 fans that actually cared, I congratulate you on your team's victory! Kudos!
Speaking of sports oddities, the Minnesota Vikings canned Randy Moss either late yesterday or early today. This was a guy they just picked up from the New England Patriots on October 6. He played in two, maybe three, games (depending on when their bye week fell) before being declared a failure and being cut from the team.
I'm really not sure how to interpret this. On the one hand, I feel like Moss wasn't really given a fair shake. Less than a month with a new team is not nearly enough time to adapt to a new playbook and a "new" 42-year-old quarterback whose play this season has been middling at best. On the other hand, it's reported that it could be disciplinary in nature. But we all know what Moss is like. Hell, the Vikings unloaded him a few years back because of his bad attitude. So they knew what they were getting by bringing him back on the roster. If they thought that had changed, well they were just stupid, weren't they?
I think the only thing that truly surprises me is that Moss hasn't already regifted the Twin Cities with his twin cheeks again.
Today is election day and I still wasn't entirely sure who I was voting for in some races until I walked up to the polling station.
There were two guys I knew for sure that I liked and I did vote for them both without hesitation. But several others I was still in the dark about. No, it wasn't from a lack of knowledge about the candidates and their platforms. Hell, the more you know, the less you like them both in all honesty.
The question now is, did I place my trust in the puppies?
I guess you'll never know.
My name is Kevin Apgar and I approve this blog post.