The Pathetic DC Sports Fans…and the Ever-Popular ‘Ellipsis’…

…the ‘what’…you might be saying…Ya mean you don’t know what an ellipsis is…well, here’s your answer…You just read through 7 of them in the past 4 seconds…I was perusing through a ‘technical’ writing book (yes, I do consider what I write here as being ‘technical’…very technical..) trying to improve myself and came across a section talking about an ‘ellipsis’ and it’s use in business writing…I really wasn’t paying attention until my eyes caught the 3 little dots after a sentence…I immediately thought, wait…these motherfuckers are steeling my writing style…Gammar invented the 3 little dots instead of a period to end most thoughts and sentences…What the fuck is with this ‘ellipsis’ thing…I continued reading as my blood pressure rose…It went on to define the ‘ellipsis’ as:  A series of dots (typically three, such as “…”) that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning…hmmm, really…that’s what I’ve been doing here for the past few years…I’m intentionally omissing a series of words without altering my original meaning…I don’t think so…An ‘ellipsis’ should be defined as someone just rambling away on the keyboard and the easiest way to end a sentence or thought is to just tap the ‘.’ keys 3 times with one’s right ring-finger…no space bar needed whatsoever…Come on…an ellipsis…gimme a fucking break with that term…should be called a ‘gammar’…

Okay, second thought…I’m very grateful to not have grown up in the DC area…Between the traffic, the expensiveness, the political rings, etc, I probably would’ve killed myself by now…(a little drastic, perhaps..)…But more importantly, if I grew up here, with my love of sports, I probably would’ve become a fan of the DC sports teams…and what a fucking nightmare that would be for me today…In case you need a quick recap… our teams (particularly 2 of them..) fucking dominate in the regular season and then shit-the-bed when the lights shine the brightest in the post-season…yeah, they fucking choke…that’s a better way to say it…Every fucking year it seems the city’s beloved Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals cruise through the regular season setting all kinds of records for winning their division/conference, blah, blah, blah…Too bad you don’t get trophies for that…And then the post-season starts and they forget how/are unable to perform…Sure, they come alive for stretches to force deciding games (mostly in their home arenas..) and give the fans much-needed hope and excitement…but then the diarrhea hits full-force leading to the same shit (…I know, just awful..) each year…A crushing loss leading the fans to ask, ‘what happened’…What incited me to write this are those ‘true, die-hard, passionate, loving’ fans who will post on Facebook afterwards shit like this, ‘What a great season the Nats had this year…such an exciting game…we were so close…so proud of them…we’ll get ’em next year..’  You know what this tells me…it tells me you’re not a competitor, you’ve never competed and been good enough to know what losing feels like…it sucks…Fuck next year…2 examples quickly came to mind with people like this…They might not be relevant at all, but I’m going to ramble more here and make you read them anyway…I feel like this ‘true, what a great season’ rah-rah fan would be happy for the person who just got the big promotion at work over themselves…Could that ever happen..??  Maybe with these sweet type of people…And, of course, this is the first thing that came to mind (probably no relevance whatsoever..)…you’re grinding at a video poker machine in a casino…the machine is letting you win just to keep your interest, but you’re not hitting anything substantial…you keep throwing money in it thinking, ‘it’s gonna hit, I can feel it..’ (Most people won’t feel or even understand this emotion…you have to have a gambling problem to experience it…it’s fucking wonderful, by the way..)…but it fucking doesn’t hit and finally after wasting a ton of money, you decide to move down a few machines and try your luck at a different one…within minutes, some loser sits down at your previous machine and before you know it, an attendant is standing over them handing them your money because that fucking loser just hit a jackpot…Are you fucking kidding me…Would you be happy for that person..??  Fuck no…but I feel like the lovable loser described above would go over there and give the winner a big ‘pat’ on the back and say, ‘Congratulations…I’m really happy for you…that was a great hit..’…Me, on the other hand, would want to punch the person square in the face and run off with some of the ‘jackpot’ money…Did this all make sense..??  If it didn’t, fuck it…it did to me…The bottom line is I don’t want to hear about how great the Caps and the Nats are during the regular season anymore…it doesn’t matter one bit…Why waste your time getting excited about regular season wins…We all know what happens when that season ends…their season basically ends…why put the fans through the torture of even playing the playoff games…

Did I mention above how fucking boring it is to watch a baseball game…Oh my God, I don’t know how people do it night after night…Don’t ever compare baseball to football…at least to me…you’ll never win that argument…I actually meant to talk about college football in this post, but as you probably can tell (if you made it this far..), I’ve rambled quite a bit and can for a while more if I get into my football rant…I’ll spare you, but reinforce my stance from last year — there’s no better sport in America than college football…just look at what happened last night…a shitty Syracuse team changed the entire landscape of the season last night as 24-point underdogs…Muchos gracias Orangemen, by the way…Every fucking game counts people…there’s no night’s off like the other sports can partake in…you take the night off in college football, your season pretty much ends if you’re a contender…argue that baseball geeks…

That’s enough here…Let’s hope Penn State is home resting…the 3-game gauntlet they have starting next week is brutal…They’ll never make it through that unscathed in my opinion…I’m a fucking realist, remember…

Sorry everyone…I was bad this morning…

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