Dear Football Gods
We invoke NItchke, Grange, and Rockne. As well as our Patron Saints, Holub, Anderson, Thomas, & Welker. We come here to lay out our sacrifices at your altar to garner a victory Saturday night...This is what I bring to you.
September 199x: It had been the summer of lots of working out and getting in shape. I had gotten myself down to a lean and mean 167 lbs and was looking forward to my 10 year high school reunion. My girlfriend had agreed to drive in from Houston to accompany me to it. She drove through San Antonio and phoned me to tell me she was tired and decided to spend the night at a mutual friend's house. Rachel the girl who introduced us. I was angry but I wasnt going to dwell on it. I went to the Friday night get together before the festivities and got there fashioably late. I was looking good and somehow timed my entrance to coincide with the group picture. "you DO like to make an entrance, dont you?" Deanna (my GF) would later ask
The following afternoon I would receive another phone call from Deanna to inform me that she JUST hasnt spent enough time with Rachel and didnt think she'd join me that Saturday night. I was livid. I decided Id get even somehow. Yeah, I decided Id get laid. Purposefully, I put on a piece of jewelry (its a stretch to call it that). It was a trinket. A $10 shark's tooth I had bought at some souvenir shop on one of my scuba diving trips to Honduras or somewhere. I knew what Id do with it.
Surely enough, a certain girl caught my eye and decided she'd be my quarry for the night. Well, mission accomplished. As was my plan all along I gave her the shark's tooth around my neck to "show her that the evening meant something to me" It did just not what she thought. The next morning I dropped of Bonnie at her friend's place.
Many years later during the SIX YEAR relationship that that one night stand led to. I dont even remember the context of the argument but Bonnie pulled out that pendant and said, "THIS! This is the most important thing you've ever given me!" Man, I felt like such a shit.
(Football Gods) Crom,
I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!
Please join me in making a sacrifice..