Every weekend should start with a Timbers match!
Back when Thirsty Thursdays only happened a few times a season, I could rationalize putting up with a hangover at work the next day, or even calling in “sick” with the brown bottle flu, but now about half the matches are Thirsty Thursdays; these are the matches at which I’m the mellowest.
This Friday, however the Timbers host the Minnesota Thunder at 8pm (game will be broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel). That gives me plenty of time to percolate from the downtown office up to West Burnside and the Bitter End to practice the songs and drink with the Army before heading into the heralded halls of The Piggie. And this Friday is the Teddy Bear Toss and post game fireworks!
Gah, but all for nought! I’m heading out of town for the weekend Friday, and will miss this most delicious game. Sigh. Drink an over priced beer for me!
The Timbers are undefeated in the past 13 matches (10 league) and have only one draw at home this season. This is a good Timbers team. I’m not ready to say they’re as good as the 2004 team, which scored goals by the half dozen on more than one occasion, but this team scores goals when we need them, which is refreshing to the fans, and indicates some steely nerves and good coaching (there, I said it! Gavin’s doing a good job this season!).