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.
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?