I finally have a new, working computer to use! That means I can finally come back to FanNation and talk to everyone i have missed of the last few months. Let's go over what has happened to me recently.
I started high school in late August. It's pretty easy so far. My classes are Latin (honors), modern history (honors), English, biology (honors), scripture (honors) and geometry (honors). My favorite class has to be English. My teacher is young and likes to make jokes. She doesn't mind if we talk and we rarely have homework. Next would have to be Latin. Latin is really hard this year, but my teacher is really cool. He is one of those rare teachers who actually makes funny jokes (like Oso!). My least favorite is biology. i just do not find science interesting at all. I have an A- right now, but I really don't find it fun.
I guess I'll get the worst thing out of the way. Those of you who know me know that I'm a Patriots fan, and I think you can guess what I'm about to talk about. Yes, I'm talking about the Brady injury. It was devastating seeing the Patriots season basically stopped in the first quarter of the first game of the year. Seeing Tom Brady, our star quarterback, lying on the ground clutching his leg. Then seeing him get helped off the field and going down to the locker room. The worst part was what I didn't see. I didn't see Brady come back to see the rest of the game. I was hoping, praying for him to come back out, but it never happened. I thought the season was over. Then Cassell came out and performed well, especially for him, two weeks in a row. I'm feeling confident once again. Then we go into a supposedly easy win and get blown out by the Dolphins. What an emotional rollercoaster. Everyone thinks Cassell is horrible again, but I didn't think he did that badly. He threw one pick and that was it, but he was getting rocked all game and you have to expect an inexperienced quarterback like Cassell to get jumpy. The biggest issue was the defense. I don't even want to talk about it.
Back to a non-sports topic. Last May, I think it was the fourteenth, I broke my arm. I bent one bone in my forearm and I bent the other one. You're probably thinking "Wow! He must have balled his eyes out!" but I actually didn't. It didn't hurt as much as you would think at first. I fell playing baseball and I landed right on my left arm. I don't remember seeing anything, it was all black. However, I do remember hearing a faint crack. I stood up, looked at my arm and noticed that it was shaped like a backwards "C". "Hmm, that can't be right" I thought. Then I said, "Hey guys! I think I broke my arm." Everyone stood still and stared at me. Let's skip the details, fast forward to the hospital. I went to Winchester Hospital where I had an x-ray done and they confirmed I had one broken bone and a green fracture, which means a slight break that causes the bone to bend, like a bow. They said I needed surgery, but they wouldn't do it there. They took me by ambulance to Children's where I had surgery that night to insert a rod into my arm. Then the first day of school I had surgery again. Perfect timing, I know. They took the rod out and thats basically the whole story, pretty anti-climactic, sorry.
Now on to baseball. The Red Sox are back in the playoffs, woo! Unfortunately we have to face the Angels who we swept both years we won the World Series, but the Angels have destroyed us every series this year and we are pretty banged-up. I have been very impressed by the Rays. I kept expecting them to come back to Earth, but they never did. They are the real deal and if they don't choke, they have a great chance at making it to their first World Series. Personally, I think (or is it hope?) the Sox will make it and face off against the Phillies, but I'm too tired to decide who will win that.
Oh yeah, I got Madden 09 and I love it. I did a fantasy draft the other day and my defense is stacked. I have Roberth Mathis and Will Smith as my defensive ends, Darnell Dockett and Vince Wilfork at defensive tackle, I moved Jon Beason to outside linebacker and I have Demarcus Ware opposite of him, with E.J. Henderson in the middle. My two top corners are DeAngelo Hall and Lito Sheppard. I have Reggie Nelson as my free safety and Donte Whitner as my strong safety. My offensive line and running back are my weak spots. My receivers aren't great, but they are young. I have David Garrard at quarterback as well. I can't get enough of this game.
Back to something from my personal life, I started cross country a few weeks ago. I couldn't run for the first two weeks because I had stitches that the doctor didn't want to get torn out. I'm not as good as I could have been, but once I get back to my top form I could be in the top five for my team as a Freshman. I didn't realize how important the first couple weeks are until I missed them. I have ran two races, improving by thirty-two seconds, so I'm on my way back. There is a meet tomorrow, wish me luck!
Well I have to go because I have school in the morning. Send me Fan Mail if I haven't talked to you in awhile.