It’s the last week of the 2019 NFL regular season. These are the last games of the decade.
A few years ago, I read a book this time of year called Young Once. It was a French novel about a man revisiting the set of circumstances in which he met his wife. It was okay. The title was better than the book itself. Yet whenever nice round numbers of time come to an end, I can see and hear the title in my head. Young Once. Ahh, yes, that was us this past summer, and now it has all come to an end. Young Once. That was us at the beginning of this decade and now it’s about to come to an end.
It’s Week Seventeen of the NFL season. In this episode, Matt and Taylor remind Bill O’Brien the Texans have almost nothing to play for this Sunday, that the NFL Playoffs would be better with the Tennessee Titans in it, revisit last week’s melancholic Dallas Cowboys loss while looking down at their still beating heart, count up what may be an insurmountable batch of Seattle injuries, and briefly talk about the Steelers’ last hope but mainly talk about the art we enjoyed consuming this past decade.
Let’s start the show.
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