Here we are at the bye week, dammit. I mean, woohoo!
I’m conflicted. I both hate the bye week and love the bye week. But it sure came early this season, didn’t it?
Before the season started, all the Negative Nellies around town and the country believed that the only significance this bye week would hold for the Browns would be a QB change.
Everyone (wrongly) assumed that our beloved Browns would have their asses handed to them by Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Baltimore and would be 0 – 3, forcing a change at QB from Brian Hoyer to Johnny Manziel.
Well, that didn’t happen. Instead, the team played hard and could be 3 – 0 right now, but instead lost both contests in the final 6 seconds. And the Johnny Manziel talk has cooled off because Brian Hoyer has played well. Thank goodness for that. I don’t think I can handle another “quarterback controv…” Meh, I’m not even going to finish that sentence.
So, the reasons I love / hate the bye week:
Love: I will not have to go through the euphoric highs of a win.
Hate: I will not have to suffer the dysphoric lows of a loss.
Love: My voice will remain intact this week because I won’t be screaming at the TV or at the stadium.
Hate: I have no idea what I’ll do between 1p and 4p on Sunday.
Love: Injured players can rehab and come back for the next week.
Hate: Stupid stuff can happen during the bye, because it’s like a 4 day Spring Break for millionaires.
Love: I will love this week if I don’t hear a single story about Johnny Manziel and what he is doing, because I…
Hate: …the fact that what he does is of any interest to anyone. Let the guy live his life. I don’t need hourly updates of a 21-year old being a 21-year old.
Love: Being able to get some yard work done.
Hate: Yard work.
Love: Spending more time with my dogs.
Hate: Spending less time with the Dawgs.