Monday, December 05, 2005

He''s Much Smarter Than I Am

It was early in the second quarter of another Lions loss, when my oldest said one of the smartest things he has ever said to me.

"This game sucks. Can I play Madden?" he asked.

"Yes," I told him, and helped him plug in the playstation.

Then, instead of playing with him, I disappeared upstairs, and watched the train wreck we call the Lions blow another winnable game.

Jeff Garcia had a miserable day, throwing for only 91 yards when the Lions got the ball back with time running out at their own 7. 93 yards away from victory. Two more yards than Garcia had amassed in the previous 57 minutes of football. But still, there was a chance.

Like every Lions fan, I am stuck on hope. The hope that one day things will change, and the Lions will win the games they always lose.

And like every other game they had a chance to win at the end, this one ended in typical fashion, with the Lions moving the ball to midfield, Garcia scrambling, throwing toward the end zone, and getting intercepted at the two yard line.

Another flirtation with victory. Another typical Lions loss.

But from an evolutionary standpoint, there was my kid, turning off the Lions and spending the afternoon playing videogames.

4 Comments:

Blogger PsychoToddler said...

I always thought playing computer/video games, which are an interactive medium, was better than watching TV, which is purely passive.

But what do I know.

December 05, 2005 12:54 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

I don't know what's better. All I know is he has not sucked into the Lions yearly scam.

December 05, 2005 1:17 PM  
Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Detroit- go figure

December 06, 2005 4:15 PM  
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