A Kick in the Gut

by Jenny on January 22, 2012

Whelp, that just plain sucked. As soon as the Ravens game was over I felt like I got punched in the gut. Hard. Really hard. If I felt that badly, I can only imagine how badly the punch to Billy Cundiff’s gut felt. That’s a tough burden that the Ravens’ kicker is carrying on his shoulders tonight.


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As if feeling like you let your whole team down isn’t bad enough, imagine letting down a player like Ray Lewis. That man lives and breathes Ravens football. He plays his heart out, leaves everything on the field, every time he steps on it and is the physical, mental and emotional leader of his team. It would have been nice to see him get to another Superbowl. Along with seeing a bunch of other guys get there that really deserved the spotlight. Let’s just hope there is a next year for him…and for my boy Ed Reed.

Lunch & Dinner

While watching the game and hanging out with my parents, I started the late afternoon battle off with a huge salad topped with blue cheese, craisins and walnuts.

And snacked on some buffalo chicken dip, because what is watching football without some football food??

After the devastating loss, we found some consolation with the comfort of chili, cornbread and the nice warm fire.

Even Telli needed some time to burn his sorrows next to the fire too!

Hopefully the Ravens are finding some consolation in each other and the support of their teammates tonight. It was a well fought battle but unfortunately the wounds are probably still too new, too sore and too open for them to see that just yet. I’m sure they will with time though. Everything seems a little easier with time.

Question:

What did you think of the Ravens/Patriots game? Were you on the edge of your seat?

Who do you want to win the Superbowl now? I’m torn with who I want to win this NFC Championship game right now. I’m not a fan of the Giants at all but I think they have the better shot at beating the Patriots in the big game. And with how my gut feels right now, I don’t think it could take a Patriots Superbowl this season…

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jimmy Choos on The Treadmill January 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

SO SAD. I have no words. :(

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2 Jenny January 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm

You’ve got that right!

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3 Katie January 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I feel bad for you and the Ravens too. And I’m honestly sorry that my team winning meant yours losing…I dont’ feel so bad for the other trash talkers around Baltimore, just you.

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4 Jenny January 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thanks Kate…and thanks for not rubbing it in. At least it was a good game and not a blow out either way…I still think I’m going to be too bitter to root for them in the Superbowl…all depends how annoying Eli is that day if they are who make it from the NFC :)

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5 Life's a Bowl January 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

Being a DC’er all of my life I felt obligated to root for the Ravens but I was torn since I went to college in Boston and Bostonians are so sports-minded, it’s hard not to life there and not become a Boston fan! I guess it was a bittersweet one for me… But sorry your team lost, they had a great season!!!

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6 Jenny January 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Bostonians are crazy about their sports teams which is never a bad thing!!! You can’t blame people for supporting their teams, especially when they are as good as the Boston ones are!

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7 jamie @ getalivingsense January 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I was rooting for the Patriots, but definitely thought of you and how sad you’d be when the Ravens lost! :( Sorry Jenny!

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8 Jenny January 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Ah, that’s okay! There is always next year! :) Good luck to the Patriots in the Superbowl!

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