Guys Suck … They Really Do. But Frida Helped Out.

15 Sep

Angry. Irate. Frustrated. Hostile. Raging. Furious. All hell was breaking loose as these emotions consumed me. I was so upset that I was practically foaming at the mouth.

You sit there with high hopes and they crush you. You feel like you can count on them, but they let you down. They tell you that you can expect great things from them this year and they don’t come through.  It was the most gut-wrenching six hours I’ve spent on a Saturday … well at least this year.

I was so angry that I actually screamed. Not a chick scary movie scream, an Incredible Hulk-Wolverine scream deep from my gut.

My mom and dude rushed in, a little freaked out, to see what could possibly ignite such madness.

“What happened! Are you all right?”

I pointed at the screen. They noticed the fans rushing the field and the score.


They shook their heads and went back downstairs.

Football. It was college football.

Who was responsible?

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These two dudes. Completely responsible for all the profanity, jumping, wall pounding, yelling, and superstitious ritual rally cap wearing throughout the day.

First D’Amato  stirred the pot with his non-kicking skills. He went 0 for 3 today. I’d understand 2 for 3, possibly accept 1 for 3. But 0 for 3. Dude if you were a stockbroker you’d so be fired with that stat. He missed three field goals that changed the momentum of the game and the mojo of his team. This is where the frustration began. Even though The CAL Golden Bears made a comeback , they ended up losing to Ohio State.

I was so upset that I had to leave the house. I chose to exit a cool-air-conditioned living room for a 100-degree blaring heat. I just couldn’t be in the same room with the television.

After I calmed down, I returned for what I thought would be a game to turn things around for me. An event so awesome that I would high-five myself. But no … none of that. I can’t even begin to explain the amount of errors on the field today. Interceptions. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude. The thought of it riles me up a bit. I better stop and count to ten.

Rehashing the game will only infuriate me, and I am currently at an acceptable chocolate and alcohol induced state. I’d like to keep it that way before going to sleep.

But in short, the anger just boiled over with the USC Trojans Football Team. I mean they lost to Stanford, for crying out loud. There mascot is a tree. This is where the Incredible Hulk-Wolverine powerful yelling began. However this time I couldn’t escape immediately. I had to read The Adventures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear and put the kids to sleep.

This did not help improve my mood.

I so wanted to break up with both of these teams. But I didn’t. I ended going out for a run. If I had a punching bag that would have been so much better. But instead I put on my New Balance and hit the pavement.

Better, but not great, because after the anger, came the heartbreak, and then the drinking.

But then a friend of mine sent me a text message and it made me laugh:

“Like Frida said … I tried to drown my sorrows with alcohol, but they eventually learned how to swim!”

Enter chocolate. Lots of chocolate. No swimming back from that one.



6 Responses to “Guys Suck … They Really Do. But Frida Helped Out.”

  1. Cayman Thorn September 16, 2012 at 7:59 AM #

    I have been following USC for about eight years now, thanks to a pal of mine who worked out (didn’t make) John Robinson’s club back in the day. I’ve watched Leinart and Bush dominated the landscape (and no matter what the NCAA says, they still won the hardware). I watched Pete Caroll up and leave a mess behind, and I watched Lane Kiffin grow into the job quickly. But I had a really bad feeling about last night’s game. And when it was close in the third quarter, it’s almost like I KNEW they were going to blow it. And they did blow it, and you are right on….to a team with a tree for a mascot? Unforgivable. Maybe it’s for the best cause if they can’t beat a team like Stanford (They should’ve won by twenty), they never would’ve stood a chance against the SEC.
    Running and chocolates was the way to go. Hang in there, Guat.

    • The Guat September 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM #

      Thanks! So glad to meet a fellow follower. I’ve been a fan since the Robinson era too. In part because of my uncle. He went to USC, I went to USC, both of my cousin go to SC. It’s a Trojan Family. So needless to say that I was seriously burned out yesterday. And then CAL, well … I got a degree from there too. I’m a nerd. A nerd who was completely disappointed and drunk on chocolate yesterday. Maybe you’re right they don’t deserve a ticket to the big game, losing to a tree. Jeez!

  2. Day Today Dating September 16, 2012 at 3:12 PM #

    I’m also a member of the Trojan Family. Disappointing loss to Stanford.

    – K.

    • The Guat September 18, 2012 at 12:40 AM #

      Oh…so disappointing. Have some chocolate on me.

  3. lameadventures September 16, 2012 at 9:08 PM #

    Even though I ultimately graduated NYU(seless) I went to Stanford back in the day. Kinda happy about it. Sorry buddy.

    • The Guat September 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM #

      No chocolate for you.

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