Sometimes, life just treats you right. Now I know that sports are not supposed to be the end all of our existences, and many of us know that for a fact. Yet sports provide us some spice, some variety to the everyday business of living. This weekend was one of those weekends where things just seemed to go right for once.
First, my alma mater, the NW Missouri State Bearcats bounced back form the Championship hangover with a very convincing win in Omaha against the always tough Mavericks of Neb. Omaha (UNO). The 58-23 win was a good way to bounce back. Also helps for future reference that Josh Baker, a D-1 transfer from Delaware (due to medical problems) had 3 TD catches. He'll be important in a drive for another berth in the D2 playoffs.
My Royals avoided the cellar in the Central with a win Sunday over the Indians. Okay, it's not Earth shattering but hey, you take all the positives one can get in a forgettable 2010 season for them. Still, it's a good sign if your team isn't last in their division.
The Chiefs went to 2-0 with a squeaker over the Browns. WHOOHOO. A 2-0 start is just fine and dandy with this fan. Beats 0-2 for sure and at least for a second week, we lead the AFC West. Defense looks way better than last years and special teams are very good too. Hopefully the offense gets untracked soon. For now though, the Sunday win is a needed balm to the souls of beleagered and bewildered Chiefs fans who have had little to cheer about since mid 2007.
And to top off the weekend, Clint Bowyer from Emporia, Kansas.....90 miles down I-35 from KC, won the opening race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase by going by an out of gas Tony Stewart and winning the Sylvania 300 in New Hampshire. For years there were no local drivers to root for in NASCAR. Now with Clint, Jamie McMurray (who finished well too) and Carl Edwards all from the area (area in the Mid-West meaning if it is within 3 hours) to cheer for, it is fun to follow them and actually see them win races. His victory moved him all the way from 12th to 2nd in the standings. It will be fun to see all of them race here at home in 2 weeks.
So overall, not a bad weekend. Add Mizzou's victory and it was a sports weekend that was indeed, a very good one for my teams.