After getting off work Friday night I went home and grabbed a bite to eat to save my broke ass some money and then headed out to the Handlebar to catch TREND KILL OMEGA, GHOST IN THE MACHINE and WAITING FOR AIR. When I got there I found out that, instead of three bands, six bands were playing as the openers SHARP SHOOTER had already played. WAITING FOR AIR was next followed by SECOND TO NONE and FROM TOMORROW. GHOST IN THE MACHINE took the stage next and then TKO wrapped up the show.
I had fun with a bunch of local musicians and then joined Mark and Eddie from KELEN HELLER at IHOP for a late night bite which Mark's girlfriend graciously treated my underfunded self to.
The rest of the weekend I stayed at home watching the NFL Wild Card games as New York defeated Cincinnati which will send the Jets into San Diego to face the Chargers this Sunday. Unfortunately I had to witness Dallas dominate Philadelphia but the Cowboys will surely not fare quite as well when they face the Vikings in Minnesota this Sunday....or so I hope not!
Sunday's games went much more to my liking as it turned out to be the Day of the Bird as Baltimore pummeled the Patriots IN New England allowing the Ravens to advance on to face the Colts in Indianapolis this Saturday. I just hope they can keep up Poe's poetic prose and send a message to the former undefeated AFC team, "Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore'"!
You couldn't get any more of a knockdown-dragout fight than watching the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers go back and forth during the second half of the game as neither team's defense could stop the other team's offense. Then Arizona missed what would have been the game-winning field goal and then lost the coin toss at the beginning of overtime. Things were not going well for the Cards when, all of a sudden, the Packers' had the ball pop up and into the hands of Arizona defensive linebacker Karlos Dansby who ran 17 yards to score the winning touchdown and solidified a date with the Saints in New Orleans on Saturday.
I can't wait for THIS weekend!