Lousy game, great five minutes

October 6, 2008

I don’t know how I’d rank the Colts’ comeback yesterday on a technical basis, but on the emotional-satisfaction level, it has to rank in my top five of all time. The team slid after its Super Bowl year, and this year looks to be even worse. So to see them go from being down 27-10 to winning 31-27 in the space of about five minutes was nothing less than exhilarating. It was especially welcome at the end of a very long week with nothing but diaster after disaster coming from Washington. And let us be magnanimous in victory and admit to even feeling a little sorry for Houston and its fans:

“Everybody in the locker room was in disbelief,” said wide receiver Andre Johnson, who caught nine passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. “I’m sure a lot of people won’t sleep tonight.”

“I’m actually going to try to wake up tomorrow and hope this didn’t happen,” linebacker Morlon Greenwood said.

Imagine. Dominating the game for the first 55 minutes, then losing because of a couple of stumbles in the last rive minutes. Actually, we don’t have to imagine. Sounds a lot like life.

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One Response to “Lousy game, great five minutes”

  1. Doug Says:

    I actually felt bad for Rosenfels. Had it been Tom Brady destructing in the last 5 minutes, I would still be doing a happy dance.


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