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If you can't get up for this game, then you don't love football. Actually, what I meant to say is you have to REALLY love football to get up for this game. Check out HotD for Texans-Titans.

Foster runs away with my heart
Foster runs away with my heart
Frederick Breedon

I've spent the majority of the weekend building my daughters a playset.  I decided that instead of buying a kit or a prebuilt model, I'm going to design and construct this thing on my own.  Not only will this save me money, but it will be a fun project that will make the playset that much more special.

This weekend was the first weekend of work that I've put in on it, but I'm sure it will take many more weekends before it's done.  It's a Christmas present, so I've got some time.

At the same time, I've also started a training program for an upcoming Ragnar relay.  The race is a 200 mile, 12-person relay race from Miami to Key West.  I did it last year, and it was a lot of fun, so I've signed up again, and started a 16 week training program this past week.

All that adds up to a weekend where I've run 10 miles and lifted, cut and placed hundreds of pounds of lumber.  I feel about as you would expect I feel.  Yet none of that hurts as much as watching Ryan Fitzpatrick versus Zach Mettenberger.

Random first half comments that I have to lump together because nothing of interest actually happened for the first quarter and a half:

Captain Ron:

After the first offensive series and the punt coverage fiasco…queue the "we just need to coach better, call better plays, and play better football" soundtrack.

Vega:

Fitzpatrick avoids a sack and then just stands there so Griffin can come back at him.

Brett:

Wow...Clowney comes on the field and Lewan immediately tries to cut block him. What the kitten.

Vega:

I'm pretty sure that BOB doesn't tell Fitzpatrick to slide when he runs because he'd be ok with him getting knocked out of the game.

Rivers:

The fact that the Titans are getting as much out of their offense with a rookie sixth-round pick as we are with Fitzpatrick is very telling.

Corzo:

Su'a Filo just got turnstyle'd on that last sack.

Brett:

Holy kitten Ryan Fitzpatrick just loves getting his passes tipped at the line...

Vega:

Somebody get the brooms!

Finally, something happens!  Foster makes a dreamy touchdown run:

Vega:

Arian Foster's runs make me giggle.

Brett:

Holy kitten, Foster. That one was special.

BFD:

Arian Foster looked like he was gliding on the touchdown run.  It's art.  It's freaking athletic art.

J.J. Watt forces a fumble which Foster converts into another TD:

Rivers:

So, J.J. Watt did J.J. Watt things. Arian Foster caught a wide-open pass on second-and-goal from the 8 or so, and the Titans are a trainwreck.

Arian Foster scores his third TD of the game after a brilliant long run:

Brett:

That was kittening NASTY Arian...wow.

Vega:

Things less smooth than Foster include velvet, 18 year Glenfiddich, and Barry White.

Corzo:

Glenmorangie or don't holla.

Zach Mettenberger throws his first career TD.  What a special moment for that young man.

Just kidding.  Nobody gives a kitten.

Other random comments that made me laugh:

Rivers:

This is a brutal game to watch.

Vega:

I'm kind of surprised that the universe didn't explode on Swearinger's pick.

Rivers:

I'm surprised he didn't lead with his helmet on the ball.

Brett:

If you make the Texans look semi-capable, you are probably a bad team.

BFD:

I'm greatly looking forward to finally seeing Mallett in action.  I just can't wait until his hand-offs to Grimes and Blue.

It's not often that you can sit back and relax as you watch a Texans game.  More often than not, the game is filled with pain, anguish, excitement, thrills, and more kitten than the weird lady down the street.  This Sunday, however, the game was rather tame, if not relaxing.

After a first half that was mostly painful to watch, Arian Foster decided that somebody needs to do something about this or people are going to switch to underwater basket weaving.  Thank you, Arian.  Thank you.  Without you, we may still be at 3-3.

Game Balls:

Offense:  Arian Foster.  For making this thing watchable.

Defense:  J.J. Watt.  Because he's J.J. Watt.

Special Teams:  Randy Bullock.  It's really process of elimination here.  The coverage was brutal and Lechler hit a couple of duds.  Bullock hit all his FG and had an overall good day.

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