Captain Comeback

green's my comfort color

Alex Smith mic'd up at Pro Bowl practice

I can't even adequately explain why this is so delightful to me. It's just. Green is Philip Rivers's comfort color, okay?

I have been given to understand that the NFL Pro Bowl is for losers which is why I will definitely be watching. Honestly, a game with no real stakes sounds kind of soothing.

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le plus beau et le plus triste paysage

sorrow enough in the natural way

I had something running through my head about how I felt about sports teams like Rudyard Kipling felt about dogs—they're just so gosh-darned adorable that I keep adopting them, knowing full well that mostly what they do is break your heart.

What I had in mind was injuries, trades, and playoff losses, though. Not this: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in Dominican Republic vehicle crash at age 25. It's the saddest fucking thing.

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Captain Comeback

Alex Smith, I Love You

Way back during Week 1, after the Chiefs rallied from a 21-point deficit, Melissa Etheridge tweeted this:



(And I discovered that Melissa Etheridge is on Twitter, and mostly tweets about Chiefs football and jigsaw puzzles. It's kind of adorable.)

Well, today on Good Morning Football she followed through and played a little song called "Alex Smith, I Love You."

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eyes closed

that's what speed did

Mariners getting OF Jarrod Dyson for RHP Nathan Karns

I fucking hate this trade. It doesn't make emotional sense or baseball sense. It does cut payroll, though, which is the only thing David Glass cares about this offseason, apparently. I mean, sure, you're replacing a guy who was insanely affordable for his production with a giant box of question marks, but at least they're cheap question marks! Piece by piece we're replacing our team identity with pieces of castoff trash. It's a good thing David Glass can't actually sell the 2015 championship or I'm sure that would be gone too.

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Captain Comeback

Friday fics: Monday morning quarterbacking

Reviving this feature because it's wild card weekend eve and you'd probably wonder why there is suddenly NFL content on your friendslist, and the answer is that [personal profile] ionthesparrow incepted me into it.

(How did I end up in another sports RPF fandom where there isn't enough fic and most of it is for a team that I won't read? The Patriots, in this case.)

This Won't Hurt (15506 words) by ionthesparrow
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: National Football League RPF, Sports RPF
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Alex Smith/Dustin Colquitt
Characters: Alex Smith, Dustin Colquitt, Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles
Additional Tags: Kansas City Chiefs
Summary:

The average NFL QB stands 6’3” and weighs about 225. The average quarterback career runs about 6 years, depending on who you believe, and allowing for the variance generated by guys like Blanda and Favre, and all the cup-of-coffee players littering the other side of the bell curve. All that makes it seem Alex is sitting pretty square in the middle of things, average in all senses of the word.

But Alex has always been exceptional.


Utterly gorgeous story of how Alex Smith found a home in Kansas City in 2013.


Take, Eat (3440 words) by ionthesparrow
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: National Football League RPF, Sports RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con
Relationships: Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers
Characters: Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre
Additional Tags: Sex Is Not The Enemy
Summary:

Brett always gets to say where. Brett always gets to say when.


Deliciously messed-up, scorchingly hot.


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