Merry Christmas To All – 2016

I would like to begin this post with a hearty Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. God bless us all today and moving forward.

I want to take a moment and digest aloud or at least in print what I witnessed yesterday from a football standpoint.

I watched the Arizona Cardinals beat the Seattle Seahawks in a typically great game between these two. It was nice to see the Cardinals finally play the way I expected them to the entire 2016 season. It was like they played free and relaxed with no expectations weighing them down. While it was a nice win, maybe even the signature win of the season it does not lessen the absolute atrocity this season has been for the Arizona Cardinals. I’m really looking forward to see what happens in 2017.

Now I want to talk about my beloved Oakland Raiders who won yesterday but at the cost of losing their starting quarterback Derek Carr. This is really disappointing to me because Raiders’ fans have not seen a season like this in 14 years. It would have been wonderful to make a deep playoff run, perhaps even Super Bowl run. While I won’t completely write the Raiders off, I think it’s important to be realistic and say our chances have at least taken a hit.

I can’t help not feeling bad for Derek Carr or any athlete who suffers a serious, season ending injury so close to the postseason. All the time and work this guy has put in during the off-season, regular season and preseason just to have your leg broken in the second to last game. Ouch, that is freaking brutal! Derek Carr was not the only quarterback who got his leg broken yesterday, Marcus Mariota also suffered a fractured leg. I want to wish a speedy recovery to both of them.

I am truly grateful!

I’m going to wrap up this post by saying how grateful I am. Today is Christmas and I’m blessed to be healthy, able to share my opinion on my little blog here and I am very thankful for my daughter and the health of my daughter. May all of you reading this always have something to be grateful for. I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into that prime rib I smell cooking right now. God bless!