Friday, December 11, 2009

Flashback Friday: Who Concussed Tim Couch?

I bailed on a cold run last night in favor of a warmer weekend weather forecast, frailed on my banjo for an hour, and sat down to watch something that hadn't happened since 2003. The Browns of Cleveland beat the Steelers of Pittsburgh for the first time in six years, snapping a 12-game losing streak to the black and gold jerks.

The last time this happened, the Brown's field general was Tim Couch, a vaunted college quarterback out of Kentucky who came to the Browns to end his playing days by getting sacked 166 times in 62 games between 1999 and 2003. Couch's legacy in Cleveland is not his win-loss record, but a tearful post-game interview he gave after suffering a concussion.

Cleveland fans will say that a win over Pittspuke always matters, but this win actually does in this case. The Browns doubled their wins and likely knocked the Steelers out of the playoffs after winning the Super Bowl last year. Take that!

Now, about that running ...

Back Talk
Wherein we eschew running fashions for fashion runways.

XC2 is among the legions of women who drool over the thought of my tights-encased legs: "Men in tights. Got to love it!"

Answer: They're real. And they're spectacular.

GeorgiaSnail helpfully expands my running fears: "From the looks of your fun temp. gauge to the right displaying 32 degrees currently, I would say you also might want to beware of ice patches...."

Answer: I expect to be donning my YakTrax soon for the first time this season.

The warming intoxicants of Happy Hour are nearly upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well.


The Enthusiast said...

Ah, Couch - such fond memories of all the Couch sacks.


Spike said...

that was a huge win for the Browns. my brother-in-law is a huge Steelers fan, so I made sure to call him.

love me some ice on the road, keeps you on your toes...that is, until you fall.

BrianFlash said...

I've been rooting for Cleveland. Now that Rams move ahead of them for the first pick in the draft!