I just wanted to say this: It's not the end of the world. And if you'll read onward, I'll show you how we can keep things in perspective. I had a friend in high school who was a jerk deluxe when it came to sports. When the Oilers choked, he was there to rag me for it. We all graduate, move on in life, and only through Facebook did a lot of us reconnect recently. I accepted his friend request, had a few positive chats with him from time to time. And then last night happened. I had made a post that this was a big game and I was excited to see how it developed. Had lots of positive comments from friends. Except the old high school classmate. He starts ragging me out on there. Badly. He's throwing out references to the Oilers, just being a real *******. So I started to say "You know, Brian...you were an ASS in high school and now you're a grown man and doing the same thing. You're a jerk, so it looks like some things never change." I deleted it as soon as I posted it. And then I un-friended him. Erased him. Gone. I don't have time for insecure people to make my life miserable. I'm not going to give the keys to my car to *******s and then wonder why I have tire marks across my chest. This goes for the sports media, too, who are really nothing more than people like this Brian guy I un-friended on Facebook. The thing they all have in common is that they talk big stuff about the hot teams, the hot players, and they think they're geniuses by stating the obvious. They are doing nothing more than cosigning on whatever is WINNING at the moment, so it makes them look like they are in-the-know. In relation to that, they smirk and jeer and make fun of teams that haven't gotten over the top yet. Because it's easy to do at the time. So screw them. Why should I care what they think? Why should any of you care? The Jim Romes and the Skip Baylesses of the media world are really petty, small people when you boil it all down to its base element. And anybody who is fans of those guys? They're no better. I had my boss trying to talk to me this morning about what happened last night. Bless his heart, he meant well and all...but he was so wrong on so many levels about what plagued this team last night. I didn't even have it in me to try and tell him how he was wrong and here's what's really going on. Why waste my time? Great guy, meant well, just not accurate in his assessment. Nobody is going to know our team like WE know our team. NOBODY. Not even the media guys who get paid to know the 32 NFL teams every year. So why worry about it? Want to duck the shows this week? Probably a great idea, seeing as how all they ever do is nut hug the week's winners and lambast the week's losers. Today's winner will be tomorrow's loser. All 32 teams get ragged the week after getting manhandled on Sunday. I did not expect us to be 11-1 when we reached the Patriots game. I don't think anybody had us at 11-1 at this point. Who here had us with only ONE loss going into the 13th game of our 16 game season??? So we have 3 games left. Our guys have pride. They played a team who had 3 losses, you think that team with 3 losses let the 3 losses get them down to the point they couldn't beat us on MNF? No. So now we've got 2 losses, and that means they have to really fight the rest of the way. Good for them. Staying hungry is what you need. What if we had gone 15-1, then out in our first game of the playoffs??? What good does that win streak in the reg season matter? Let's hope the team regroups, has a soul check, and wins out the rest of the year. Then the games in Reliant will be a whole different thing. I can't sit here and hang my head and think that we're doomed because Tom Brady did to us what he has done to 20 other NFL teams, in December, at his house. Some things are just going to happen. That was one of them. If you have negative friends or you listen to negative shows, stop doing it immediately. It's of no use to you. It really, truly isn't. It's not avoiding the ugly truth. So don't tell me I'm just pie-in-the-sky about this stuff. I'm saying that those jerk offs would clown you if your mother died. They'd be there at the grave site heckling you. Because that's what they are: *******s with their only purpose in life being to make other people's lives miserable. They get off on it, so don't let them. You owe it to yourself. A wise man once said, "Some things in life are just not even worthy of a response." Choose wisely who you listen to. Drop 'em like dead weight, even when our team does well and they talk good about us. You know who they are: They're there to turn on us the second things go badly for us. They're sports whores. Period. With all our warts, I still love this team. And love 'em more than the i did the Oilers, and I had a strong love for that old team. This team is 11-2, and we are not finished by far.