Week 2 of preseason football and I'm already bitter. I'm a preseason junkie even though it means squat, just to have the soothing sight of a football game on my television screen. As I watched NFL Network this week, I can't help but be bombarded by the Monday night football ad:
Browns at Redskins
RGIII vs Manziel
Um, excuse me? I thought Brian Hoyer was starting on Monday?
Yes, I know the ad is technically accurate. Both Hoyer and Manziel will play with the first-team offense.
It's just the drama, the hype, the cheese, and the omitting of information for the sake of marketing and ratings, that makes me want to scream and throw tantrums (I've come a long way since then and don't actually do that anymore).
|Bitter AK smells stinky cheese.|
But let's be honest. RGIII vs Hoyer just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?
And if I were to be really honest, I'd say I feel this way because I can't help but be skeptical of Johnny Football. Not of Johnny himself. I'm not questioning his talent. Heck, I'm not even questioning his tardiness to meetings, as I've been late to a few meetings in my life. But this is Cleveland, and though I'm cautiously optimistic, (probably more so about LeBron than Manziel), I've been bitter about Cleveland sports since the age of nine, and now it's ingrained into my Cleveland girl psyche. So, Johnny Football is going to have to at least get us to a playoff appearance before I'm moderately excited. But before that happens, I'd like to see what Brian Hoyer can do. We have unfinished business from last season.
So, I'll look forward to watching RGIII vs Hoyer then vs Manziel Both with First-String Offense on Monday. Go Browns!
Photo 1 Johnny Manziel photo credit: Erik Daniel Drost via photopin cc
Photo 2 Stinky Cheese photo credit: justOneMoreBook via photopin cc
Bitter AK, aka Alanna Klapp, is a freelance writer published in Moxie Lady, Strategy Magazine, She Just Writes, Lingk2us Magazine, Profiles in Diversity Journal, The Suburbanite, Hope for Women Magazine, and the Cuyahoga Falls Patch. She blogs at The Chipper Writer and FE Media's collection of parenting blogs at The FTM Chronicles. Follow her on Twitter @Bitter_AK, and follow Bitter Orange & Brown @BitterChicks.