LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints Have Apocalyptic Weekend: The Double-Loss

Chris BallayCorrespondent INovember 12, 2008

I am a fool. I should have known this day would come again. I should have known.

It was 1,074 days ago and the year was 2005. It was the third day in December. LSU lost to Georgia 34-14 in the SEC Championship Game. The following day, the Saints lost to the Buccaneers 10-3.
That was the last time I experienced the dreaded double-loss weekend. Yes, every sports fan has experienced this awful set of circumstances. Not only does your college team lose, but your NFL team as well.

This December it would have been three years since I last felt the horror of a double-loss weekend. I am a fan of both LSU and the New Orleans Saints. Countless times, I have not had to focus on the LSU loss because the Saints won, or better yet I did not have to focus on the Saints' loss because of an LSU win

Well, that didn't happen this past weekend. First, LSU lost to Alabama 27-21 in overtime, resting all my chips on the Saints. Sadly, New Orleans did not cash in. They lost to the Falcons 34-20, and the apocalyptic weekend I was experiencing really kicked in.

Maybe the sun will come up tomorrow. Just maybe. But, it will be difficult. I must remove myself from all sports media for one week. That means no Internet, television, or telegrams.

I can only hope this article serves as a shoulder for those other fans who have also experienced the apocalyptic weekends known simply as double-loss. Hold strong and be strong.

Did I mention both my fantasy football teams lost, too?