It's hard to recover from an illness when you have to wake up at 4am.
And since thats what I had to do on Saturday night, I fell asleep to the Georgia-South Carolina game, which meant I missed LSU-ASU.
At 4am I flip on the T.V. to maybe catch a glimpse of the score before I left. To my surprise, I find the game still on, which left me scurrying to my watch to make sure I hadn't woken up at 11pm or 12pm instead of 4am. Turns out, it was just a replay, but the Tigers were down by 10.
About 4 hours later I found out they pulled it out in the waning minutes to secure the victory.
And how wonderful it was to arrive at my home in Chicago today to see that score "NO 23 CAR 20" flash across the screen!!! Our beloved region that has realized so much defeat in recent days has finally tasted the sweet taste of VICTORY! Amazing that our boys can not only get out there and actually play a game in times like these, but WIN! And Win against good teams they did!
I called my mom and when she picked up said "Mom! Our boys did it! They won!" I was somewhat shocked when she had no idea about the victory, but apparently they don't have cable back up yet, even though they have the internet?? I dunno, I don't question, but my mom was very interested in how the Saints walked out hand in hand to the cheers of the opposing crowd.
Then I realized my Mom is pretty much in the dark about anything thats going on in the world. She doesn't get to watch the news like we do. She wanted to know the reactions of the opposing fans, any signs they had, and how our team reacted.
So from now on I'm predicting the Tigers to win the National Championship...OUTRIGHT...with a victory over the blasted Trojans of USC, and the Saints will win the SuperBowl.
Ok, maybe that's asking a little much.
I guess it's enough to just think that maybe there are some smiling faces on the people who've been displaced and don't have much more to smile about.