Sunday, January 8, 2012

Holy Pigskins

It all started with a pinky toe.

You see I am frugal, or as my wife likes to call me a tightwad.

My old pair of athletic shoes were just fine. Yes the pinky toe of my right foot was visible but so what? like 98% of the shoe was still intact. But no, my wife made me go buy a new pair last week.

Like I said I;m frugal so when I spotted these bad boys on sale for half price I jumped.

I don't usually go for such flashy footwear but at half price I couldn't go wrong. Or so I thought.

As any longtime reader of this blog knows I am a diehard New Orleans saints fan. Last night the saints battled the Detroit Lions in the wildcard round of the NFC playoffs.

You might notice the colors on that Lion helmet nearly match those on my footwear.

Call me superstitious if you will but when the score was 14-7 Lions I ripped those damn blue shoes off my feet and flung them across the room. From that point on my beloved Saints dominated and eventually came away with a 45-28 victory.

My apologies to Drew Brees and the other members of the Saints organization for letting my frugality damage the cosmic Karma of the WHO DAT universe. And don't worry I will not wear so much as a single red item this week as you prepare to take down the San Francisco 49ers next weekend.



the walking man said...

K.M.A. Travis, you should have left the shoes on...what else did you do swing a headless chicken in your front yard! That is as close to the superbowl the lions have gone in almost 55 years.

Charles Gramlich said...

Thank goodness you came to your senses. I wondered what was happening and now I know!

Jenn Jilks said...

You are so funny, dude!
We're watching football.
Well, I'm in the basement, by the fire on the other TV, but hubby is watch NFL.
I love all the fun around this game!
Glas you have new shoes, though. You boy, you!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Whew! That was close!

Monnik said...

Ha. my husband is totally superstitious like this too. Natalie was wearing her football baby legwarmers during the game that KC beat the Packers. Then I put them on her for the Iowa State bowl game, and the Cyclones lost. Now now my husband won't let me dress her in them anymore. But they're so adorable!

Phats said...

First off nice kicks, playing tennis I go thru the toes of my shoes too often I wish I could be cheap haha

Second thanks for taking them off because I was NERVOUS! I am more nervous for this week since everyone is saying San Fran will shut us down, hopefully not. Apparently WHEN we win not if Brees is bringing the Saints to Purdue to practice for the game against Green Bay. WHO DAT!! Geaux Saints

DrillerAA09 said...

Maybe you should have worn those new shoes while watching the Dallas vs Giants game. The Cowboys needed some serious help.

pattinase (abbott) said...

There is a very interesting section in the novel THE ART OF FIELDING that discusses the fact that any fan listening to or watching a game secretly thinks the outcome is influenced by him. I know this is true of my husband.