It wasn’t quite the destruction many were expecting, but the Colts did still manage to embarrass themselves last night.
The Patriots defeated the Colts 34-27 in Indianapolis thanks in part to a disastrous fake punt attempt by the Colts, who were in desperation mode all night, having previously attempted a first-half on-sides kick.
The Patriots were able to pull away in the second half – a last minute Colts touchdown made the score closer than the game really was at that point.
While some might view the final result as a disappointment – I even saw some Patriots fans on Twitter saying that the game felt like a loss – let’s not forget that this was a road win in an extremely hostile environment, against the team that most experts prior to the season were picking to represent the AFC in the next Super Bowl. Perspective, people.
(Though, to be fair, Tom Brady didn’t seem very happy afterwards, either –NO SATISFACTION: TOM BRADY APPEARS TO TAKE NO JOY IN WIN OVER COLTS)
It seemed that the Patriots took their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter, opting for a very conservative finish – something I attribute to injuries already sustained and not wanting to risk more.
I’m going to cut this short today, because it is the first day at my new job. After 12 years in the IT Department at Manchester Airport in NH, today I’m starting with Automattic.com, and working primarily on WordPress.com. BSMW has been built on WordPress since 2008, and getting to work with WordPress every day should make the site better as I improve my own skills with the product. (The new message board is also built with WordPress.)
I’ll also be working from home, with great online co-workers, and getting many more great perks. Yes, they’re hiring –Work With Us.