Friday, November 18, 2016
Winning The Game You Always Lose.
All of us have been there. There is a game we love, but for some reason we never, ever win. That game for me is 1st & Goal By R&R Games. Being from Western New York, I have a predisposed affinity to football. I don't know how this game does it, but it actually feels like a game of football.
I went up 14-0 really quick, and I was feeling pretty good about my chances... and then I fumbled...And then Mike scored a touchdown in 2 plays.....and then I fumbled.....and Mike scored another touchdown....and then Mike scored a touchdown again. I managed a field goal and at the half it was 21-17.
SORRY, IT LOOKS LIKE OUR SCOREBOARD IS BROKE.....BACK TO THE STORY....
I got the ball in the second half....and I fumbled!! Come on!! And Mike scored a touchdown and then we traded touchdowns. I went for an onside kick and did not get it. I told him that he was going to kick a field goal and I was going to score twice and then go for two points and win the game. Mike kicked a field goal. I was down 38-24. Once the offensive deck runs out that is the end of the half or the game. I had very few cards left, but I was able to get down the field and score a touchdown. I had 4 cards left. 38-31
I went for an onside kick, which require you to roll a T on one of the turnover dice (1 out of 6 chance) and get at least 10 yards....AND I DID. after a couple plays, I had 2 cards left and it was obvious that the only way I could score was a Hail Mary. The Bomb. The last ditch effort to score. There are 2 white dice and you need to roll them to say HAIL MARY. it's a 1 in 36 roll....
AND I GOT IT!! 38-37.
I was far too chicken to go for 2 so it went into overtime. And in overtime i march down to Mike's 20....and fumbled again!! Does my running back have butter on his hands?
Mike had an amazing bomb play for 40 yards negated and went 3 plays and punted. After a few plays I went for the bomb..all or nothing...AND TOUCHDOWN!! I won 44-38!
I was mentally spent. It was exhausting to and thrilling to win. So don't give up on a game you love.