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Midwest values

They say that living in the midwest imparts the best of America's values on the inhabitant. Living in St Louis if you are a sports fan (and I'm not much of one, but that won't stop me from posting) is good exercise in practicing patience.

I write this because I was treated to the first playoff game of the Cards vs. San Francisco Wednesday night. This time, I didn't have to sing the national anthem to get in. My in-laws treated my wife and me, and my brother-in-law and his girlfriend to dinner at the stadium club. Somewhere, outside the glassed wall and beyond the smoked duck pate, there was a baseball game going on, or least I think there was.

Morris was pitching and a few of the batters seemed to have figured out his private key, and the game did not go well for us patient St Louis fans. What makes us so patient?

  • The Rams making it to the superbowl but not winning -- but we're counting on them this year, right? Righhhht.
  • The Cardinals going so far only to be frustrated by a team from the city with the most .com failures per capita.
  • The Blues never winning the Stanley cup.

Is it any wonder that St Louisans don't stop at 4-way stop signs? They are anxious to get home and boot their TV so they can see their favorite teams play. If we win, hey, that's great. If we lose, no problem -- just another exercise in patience.


Private key? Had to read that one twice; thought my mind was playing tricks on me.

Posted by: jim at October 11, 2002 9:36 PM

I can smile when I read two of your bullet points:
- The Rams lost to my home town team the Patriots...
- The Cardinals lost to my current home team the Giants. Hope they win the world series!

As for the .coms, stop dissing on my town! :)

Posted by: MAJ at October 15, 2002 1:26 AM