Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
So I'm watching the Oregon-Washington game, and earlier in the first half, following a sack and a holding penalty, the Ducks were left with second and 36. Which got me wondering: what's the longest yardage a team has ever had to make a first down? 3rd and 50? 4th and 75? Anyone happen to know the record in this category?
I'm watching the game on my new "free" hi-def TV. And the TV itself really was free. But of course it didn't fit in our current TV cabinet thingy, so we had to buy a new one. And what's the point of a hi-def TV unless you call up the cable company and order hi-def service? And hey, as long as I'm at it, why not get a few more channels too? And maybe I need a Blu-Ray player too. All told, my "free" TV will probably cost a couple grand just in its first year. Sheesh. I'm an idiot.
Plus I now have an old TV and TV cabinet to somehow get rid of. The cabinet is just a bear. It doesn't seem that big — maybe five feet wide and as high as my chin — but it weighs a ton. I can barely move the thing. I suppose this probably means it's well built, but at this point I sort of wish it were a little flimsier.