I knew everything was going to be OK.

https://youtu.be/OsYovSNmK74 (Sorry, embedding isn’t working for WordPress today, and even though I can fix it, I don’t want to mess up my creative mojo in this moment with BS computer and WordPress temper tantrums.  Click on the link and it will open in a new Tab).

Watching Ken Dorsey smash his computer, scrambling the contents of desktop, in a scathing, futile attack on the injustice of the world I found my spirits lifted and I knew everything was going to be OK.  Every time I’ve watched the video a smile spread across my face and the pain in my heart drains away.  It will be stuck in my head like a Velcro covered version of the Oscar Meyer Wiener song (my stab at a Dennis Miller-esque statement).

Others might see some unknown person coming unglued and throwing a temper tantrum.  I see passion, desire, and unswerving, laser focused determination.

On September 25, 2022, the Buffalo Bills played the Miami Dolphins at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida.  The temperature soaring above triple digits, the Bills found their sideline in the relentless sun for the entire game.  As a life long Bills fan I felt their pain.  I also offer my unreserved kudos to the Dolphins for the design of their stadium and strategic placement of visiting teams.  On that day the Bills fell to the Dolphins 19 – 21.

The Bills were only able to carry away statistical victories in that game.  A 2 to 1 ratio of ball possession for the Bills.  The Bills had more than double the rushing and passing yards of the Dolphins.  Looking at the almost 500 offensive yards the Bills had, compared to the Dolphins 200 some odd yards, one might conclude a very lopsided victory.  Not so.  The Bills lost.

The Dolphins outplayed themselves and earned the victory. The did what they needed to do to win and they deserve the victory.

At the very end of the game, the Bills had moved into field goal range.  They were poised to kick a game winning field goal.  But without any timeouts, they were unable to get lined up, spike the ball, and stop the clock before the game ended.

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