Alright, maybe that’s a little bit of a strong headline, but is sure felt like that yesterday.
The day started off with the first Highland Derby of the 2015-2016 Scottish Premiership season and it did not go well for the “good guys.” County gave up two goals in quick succession (as in between the 42nd minute and halftime!) and could not break the Caley defense until Liam Boyce (who else?) scored in injury time. If there’s any silver lining here it’s that the clubs immediately above County in the table didn’t get three points either- Hearts drew with Kilmarnock and Accies lost to Celtic. That leaves County still in the top half of the table and only two points out of third place. Unfortunately, County have a tough stretch of league matches coming up over the next month. Hurry back Craig Curran, we need you!
The day finished with the New England Revolution having their second attempt to clinch a playoff spot…and botching it. Juan Agudelo took an excellent goal off a cross, but otherwise the club did not look like itself. This season has been one when the Revs have capitalized on their opponent’s mistakes and scored goals, sometimes in matches when they were really playing that well. Last night was the opposite, every time New England bobbled, the Chicago Fire pounced. The most notable of these was the normally reliable Andrew Farrell failing to corral a loose ball only to see Harry Shipp snatch it away and nutmeg goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth on what turned out to be the winning goal.
And the Patriots don’t play this week so I can’t even gain a measure of pleasure by watching them beat up on one of the NFL’s many have-nots.
All signs point to an afternoon nap.