Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tom's Excellent Adventure

Went with Mrs. Thomas Joseph to Atlanta this weekend to catch her favorite team, the Chicago Bears, take on the Atlanta Falcons. Me, I'm not a fan of either team ... though I had to sort of root for the Bears, otherwise I'd have found myself in the dog house this week.

Anyways, the Superdome is a nice facility, the game food was good, the atmosphere was great, and the game was fun as well. If you're not a fan of either team, a close game is about all you can ask for. If it's a blowout, who cares ... right? This game was close, and then with about 2 minutes to go it got fast and furious. Orton (Bears QB) threw for a touchdown with less than a minute left to put the Bears up by 1 (see picture).Then Lovie Smith had a brain fart. A squib kick got the Falcons within striking distance. Then a pass by Matt Ryan, against a prevent defense, a play later and the Falcons were looking at a 48 yard field goal with Jason Elam about to kick the rock. His long is ~63 yard (IIRC) so this was a chip shot. Of course, as time expires, he knocks it through the uprights. Game Over. Atlanta Wins.Of course, this wasn't the only mistake Lovie Smith (the Bears head coach) made that day. His decision to run J. McKie on a 3rd and 1 at the goal line (instead of running Matt Forte) was dumb, and then foregoing the field goal (when they still needed two scores) to try to punch it in on 4th down is really what cost them the game IMO. Regardless though, it was a fun time ... and dinner at The Varsity afterward capped a great day.

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

That was a great game! Unfortunately I didn't go to the dome and just watched it on tv. I'm a Falcons fan so I nearly had a heart attack!

Thomas Joseph said...

Yes, it definitely was a good game. I would have preferred to be at the Jets/Bengals game, but this made the wife happy ... and if the wife is happy, I get to be happy too! :P

kcsphil said...

Um . . . Technically the Super Dome is in New Orleans, not Atlanta . . . .

Thomas Joseph said...

Mea culpa! Georgia Dome!