Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Squeakers

LOT of close football games this weekend. I hadn't planned on watching college games yesterday, but I wound up watching the last five minutes of regulation for Oregon versus Purdue...a game that went to double overtime before Oregon finally won it. (Yes!) Then today I watched the two NFL teams I most care about right now, Seattle and San Diego, lose games that at least stayed close most of the time. (And I saw the highlights of another team I'm caring about, New Orleans; they kept in the fight with Washington but finally lost it.)

Honestly, right now I think I'm footballed out. Not that interested in the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns matchup that's starting. Okay, there's always next weekend. (I might watch Eagles at Cowboys tomorrow.) And the way Oakland fought for its win today impressed me, and I say that as someone who's never been a Raiders fan. They were scrappy; they won it, they didn't simply wait for the Chiefs to lose.

In other NON-FOOTBALL* viewing news, this weekend I first watched, then read the script for, then listened to the commentary for, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Hush." Yep. Its reputation as a great episode is well-earned: dramatic, a lot funnier than I expected, and such a good example of storytelling and characterization that I wouldn't be surprised if it's been taught in screenwriting classes. (For those who haven't seen it, more than half of the episode has no dialogue, because of demons who steal the voices of everyone in the town.)
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* Put in CAPS to grab the attention of my not-football-fan readers...
Tags: firefly/whedon, sport!
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