Suffering from FID

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"Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya."
Leonard Cohen / Hallelujah

Posted on October 29, 2006 11:57 PM in Sports
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You might have heard of FUD before, but you might not have heard of FID. FID is a very serious form of depression that is currently sweeping the whole of Western Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

"Why is FID so prominent there?" I hear you ask...

Well, there was a time not too long ago when a certain pro team won all its home games and nearly all of its away games. Farther back in time, there was a certain college team that annihilated its opponents and struck fear in all corners and reaches of its division. Then that team began losing, and losing consistently, which allowed Western Washingtonians to focus on the aforementioned pro team almost exclusively.

2006 is a new year, though, and that pro team has lost some of its titans to injury. In their absence, the team's defense has decided to boycott tackling. At the same time, the college team sprung up unexpectedly like a rose from a sidewalk (historical pun intended) only to lose in dramatic fashion over and over again against the teams from the aforementioned corners and reaches.

It hurts to be a football fan in Seattle right now. The supposed curses and false hopes are too much to bear.

Here's to finding a cure for FID.


Ryan on October 30, 2006 at 11:17 PM:

Well said.


kej on October 31, 2006 at 12:26 AM:

:( It is depressing, isn't it?


John on October 31, 2006 at 2:37 PM:

Not a great time to be a Packers fan either. Of course, we did win last Sunday, but that was against Arizona so I'm not even sure if it counts. Arizona couldn't even win that one a couple weeks ago that the Bears tried so desperately to give away. The era of McCarthyism has not been a favorable one so far in Green Bay.

BTW: How is Gray Modern for 2.0 coming along? Hope it will be out soon but all we can really do is wait I suppose.


Bernie Zimmermann on October 31, 2006 at 8:50 PM:

John, to be honest, even if the Packers aren't winning at least you can say you get to have one of the NFL greatest quarterbacks at the helm for yet another year. Sometimes great players have a way of transcending even the traditional focus-points such as wins/losses and championships. I know I spent a good deal of my childhood watching the Seahawks, but I've long forgotten their record from year-to-year. What I do remember is watching one of the NFL's greatest wide receivers, Steve Largent, redefine what it meant to be a wide receiver.

Oh, and as far as GrayModern goes, it is on my list of things to do. Unfortunately that list is really, really, really, really long at the moment. Stay tuned, and thanks for dropping by.


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Of course, we did win last Sunday, but that was against Arizona so I'm not even sure if it counts.


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