Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Morning Sh*t Storm

It's the reason we watch games that we have no vested interest in. The threat of the upset.

This weekend, like many in March Madness, had a lot of upsets. Kansas: done. New Mexico: done. I really don't have any sympathy when people are all 'WAH WAH WAH MY BRACKET'S FUCKED!' Suck shit you whiner. This happens every year. Your bracket was not perfect last year. It won't be perfect next year. Shut the fuck up.

So for today's Shit Storm, I want to know your favorite upset in history. Which one was the most poignant to you? What about the most impressive? The most shocking? Lay it on me.

For me, the answer is quite simple. You see, I'm a bit of a Longhorn homer. All throughout 2005, Texas had to run the fucking gauntlet while the worldwide follower heaped giant stinking piles of fellatio on USC. The weeks leading up to the game, the same media outlet crammed down our throats the concept that this was the greatest college football team of all time.

They even got to play a home game for the National Championship. How wack is that? But Icehouse was there. I was one of the few in burnt orange that knew that you have to play the football game to win the football game. And the rest, as they say, is history.


Greatest all-time upset. Shit Storm go.

11 comments:

  1. As long as we're being homers about it, I thought Arkansas beating No. 1 LSU in LSU over Thanksgiving weekend 2k7 was pretty baller. DMac, Felix and (CALL BACK!) Peyton the Billdozer Hillis all scored touchdowns of 50+ yards.

    This was also a great victory for the SEC, as it was a wonderful upset that somehow did NOT eject LSU from their deserved national title.

    /waiting patiently for the SEC hate hate haterade

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  2. zack, that was a great game. watched all of it.

    If we're going homerism, I'll too throw in my favorite upset. the swamp 2008, Ole Miss 31-Florida 30. Ole Miss had just come off a loss at home to Vandy, by way of 6 turnovers. #2 Florida had already destroyed all of their opponents and were on a collision course with the NC. Florida came back but had an extra point blocked to make it 31-30. the Rebs couldn't get a first down, Florida got the ball back with not much time. But, the outcome seemed inevitable with 4th and 1 on the 35. Everyone knew Tebow was going to run, and everyone know he was going to get it.

    Everyone knows the rest.

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  3. We're not going homerism.

    Both of those selections were lame.

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  4. To show you how it's done, I'll say the 8th-seeded Warriors beating the 1st-seeded Mavericks in the 2007 NBA playoffs.

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  5. Giants over Pats. 19-1, can't have a bigger upset than that. 5 seed Giants against #1 16-0 Patriots.

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  6. Not everyone's home team's greatest moment was winning a national championship, but beating the national champion. Be grateful, Icehouse.

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  7. I'm pretty sure the Shit Storm wasn't "what's your home team's greatest moment?" but rather, was, "what's the best upset?"

    Clearly, most sports teams won't be eligible for this conversation. To properly participate in this shit storm, you actually have to contemplate there being an entire world of sports leagues and teams. Which is to say, it's going to be difficult for SEC fans. I'll make it easier next time, I promise.

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  8. "So for today's Shit Storm, I want to know your favorite upset in history". Favorite? Present. Murray? Present. Best? Not present.

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  9. zack and deafmute. Shut the fuck up.

    "Greatest all-time upset. Shit Storm go"

    There is your writing prompt. Greatest all time upset

    So not only can the two of you not read but you proceed to pick games that were not even the biggest upsets in their respective years.

    You THEN decide to justify your shitty picks with flawed logic.

    I'm also surprised nobody mentioned the original Upset, the 100:1 colt that handed Man O War his only victory.

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  10. FINE. IT WAS TEXAS BEATING USC. ARE YOU ALL HAPPY? IT WAS THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE BECAUSE I FELL IN LOVE WITH VINCE YOUNG. BUT THAT'S THE BIGGEST. YOU WIN, LONGHORNS. YOU ALL WIN. AND I LOSE.

    /cries himself to sleep...again

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