I started seeing it coming a mile away. Every year, there is at least one weekend where all of my teams take beatings, some of them unmerciful.
First, the Rays announced they were starting a rookie phenom pitcher in game 1 of the ALDS. The Rangers seem to ALWAYS have trouble in situations like that. Then, in looking at the expert picks today on the various sports sights, too many people were picking the Rangers to win this series, with Jayson Stark even picking the Rangers to win the World Series. I knew Matt Moore would put the Rangers bats to sleep, and I knew they would lose this game. I just didn't think CJ would lay such an egg. When he got shelled early, I knew my annual crappy sports weekend was knocking at my door. So let me go ahead and call James Shields dominating game 2 tomorrow, too and taking the Rays up 2-0 and heading back to Tampa. Don't be surprised if Shields throws a shutout. I won't be.
And then my Cowboys will finish off the weekend with an uninspired performance against the upstart Lions. I don't yet have a feel for how it will unfold, but I'm sensing a blowout. This will be the least painful of the games this weekend, but it has the spotlight on Sunday and I will already be depressed from 2 loses from the Rangers and one from the Razorbacks.
My only solace is that I can now at least call this all out on record beforehand and have some proof my prognostication skills.
My kids are going to be animals this weekend too. Crappy weekend here I come.