Saturday you had Miami taking on Houston in a college game. Both teams struggled and looked not-so-great, but the home team eeked out a win 14-13.
Sunday you had Miami taking on Houston in a pro game. Both teams struggled and looked not-so-great, but the home team eeked out a win 17-15.
The difference, of course, was that the University of Miami was at home on Saturday, while the Houston Texans were home on Sunday.
...so lets take a moment and give some thought to this situation: the Dolphins had some momentum from last week, Dom Capers knew his old team (or so we thought), Houston - with the exception of David Carr - is just plain bad.
But, yet, Miami looked very much like the Dave Wannstedt teams of old, and played an extremely lackluster game all the way around. The Texans would give them an opportunity and they'd squander it. I was so underwhelmed that I nearly fell asleep at one point during the game.
...and I ask myself why I keep doing this? Often, I Tivo the game, and watch it when its convenient; and I fast forward through the cover-your-eyes parts. But, a few times a year, I get excited about the game, and make time during the day to sit down and watch it. This was one of those games, and it basically sucked.
...I just don't get it. How can they be this awful?