It's funny, last year I was devastated to the point of actual tears when we lost to Houston at home in the semis. Especially after the emotional bombshell of a game vs. Colorado a few days earlier.
This time I'm just pissed. Pissed that that the MLS has such a stupid format. One that rewards the conference champions with second legged home game on a freakin Wednesday night. Kudos to SKC/Livestrong for yet another sell out at a late start game on a school night.
Pissed at Vermes for reasons I've stated since last season. I guess this time realizing that he is what he is gave me some comfort in not expecting too much this post season. He did not disappoint.
Unfortunately neither of these two situations will change. All in all, it was a blast of a season and, unlike other sports, our wait to get back in the saddle is only 15 weeks or so. I hope that gives the organization some time to iron out some of the kinks. No way will we succeed in COCACAF playing like we did on Sunday. However, if we show up like we did last night then we will represent very well. Can't wait.
Meet the new boss same as the old boss.
BigChiefDave:"Anyone who thought we would only be in Iraq for a few years is either stoned or just stoopid."
"It is unknowable how long that conflict will last. It could last 6 days, 6 wks. I doubt 6 mths." Rummy 2/7/03