Alabama vs. LSU
I expect that the number of people who read this blog and are also interested in last night's defeat of Alabama by LSU is somewhere between zero and very small. (For you non-USA readers: I'm talking about football--American football--the University of Alabama, and Louisiana State University.) Still, I have to pass on the best description of it I've heard, from my friend Robert: "LSU tried to give away the game, but we weren't quite good enough to take it."
It would have been less painful if we had not come so close to winning. But now that I've finished grieving and LSU is number 2 in the country, I am officially rooting for them to end up as number 1. For I am nothing if not a regional chauvinist.