Where Was Janet Jackson?

Friday, September 10, 2004

Congrats to the New England Patriots for pulling off the 'W' over the Indianapolis Colts for a final score of 27-24 in an exhilarating football game to open the 2004-05 season. For those who missed it: With just seconds left on the clock, Mike Vanderjagt, the NFL record holder for most consecutive field goals, belted one wide-right to miss a tying opportunity that allowed the Pats to win the first game of the season.

Football fanatics like myself instantly recalled the 1998-1999 NFC Championship game when Gary Anderson of the Minnesota Vikings, record-holder for most points scored in an NFL career, missed his only field goal of the season in defeat to the Atlanta Falcons allowing them to advance to the Super Bowl. Either all streaks must come to an end (at the worst possible time) or the football gods have a horrible, horrible sense of humor.

Again, congrats New England and much thanks to Janet Jackson for not being there to spoil this Patriots victory.