- 10:27 PM,
Saturday, November 30th, 2013:
- There isn't even a
close second. Easily, the two greatest back-to-back
games I've ever witnessed and the Alabama/Auburn
ending actually trumped
going for 2 for the win and losing. I mean...
what just happened? I will honestly be telling my kids
about this day. "That was a great game, but back in
'13 - you just cannot believe what
- Up first, the epic
- I thought nothing
could top the 2006
game, but when Hoke decided to go for 2 (which is the
pimpest call ever, my hat's off to him), I was
stunned. The entire time I thought they'd line up
for it and then just kick the point-after. The fact
that they did that... just amazing. In a game that
big? Wow. He gets it. He gets the rivalry.
- Quick aside, on
the fight? I know the refs are only able to call
what they see, but when 8 players surround 1 opponent
and then visciously rip off his helmet (which could've
injured him. a LOT) I have a very hard time
faulting the guy for punching back. I mean, you
just don't do it? But the guy was getting gang
tackled. Once he gets his helmet ripped off? He has to
defend himself. And wow. What the fuck people? Fights
like that give me flashbacks of the Detroit NBA brawl
(wow of course they both happened in fucking
and it's horrifying. Push the fuck out of people.
Knock those bitches to the ground... but the head/neck
shit? Come on.
- Whatever. FUCK
This is pissing me off. Hall is a goddamned
HERO for flipping off that whole fucking stadium.
Okay, moving on.
- We were both so
spent after that... we turned on Alabama/Auburn and
I started loading the footage. The game was back
and forth and I just knew Alabama was gonna win.
And I was actually kinda shocked Saban brought in a
new kicker for the field goal attempt. I mean, I loved
the Disney Story angle. Red-shirt freshman comes in to
kick a field goal to win the game, but 56 yards (they
later called it 57) seemed a bit much to ask someone
that age to pull off. I never considered it would fall
so short that Auburn could "Devin Hester" that
mofo 109 yards to win the game. I mean, duh, no
one did (except Auburn who put that dude back
there)... and just wow - it happened. Jimmy and
I were losing our minds. It is the greatest
ending of a game since the Music City Miracle in the
NFL that I've ever seen. It even trumps that because a
kickoff runback is assumed... this? Wow. Just a
thousand times, wow. The most intense two games back
to back ever. And now we are one win away from the
- ...which is HERE,
in Pasadena. 3 days after Cameron is born (if he makes
it to the 3rd). (sigh) The last thing I want to
do is leave Talya alone for even an hour that
soon after the baby is born, but if we have the help?
This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing for me. But first
things first - we have to beat a #10 Michigan State
team that is easily our best opponent yet. I'm nervous
about playing Florida State, but if we take out an
11-1 Michigan State team? We have a shot. Our biggest
problem this year (other than our defense) is we play
down to teams. I mean, we still win, but we don't
break their backs. So if we beat Michigan State the
same way? I see no reason we don't do that to Florida
State. But goddddddddd our defense is maddening. How
the shit do we let
score 40? Ugh. Florida State scored 80 a couple weeks
- But AGAIN...
Michigan St. That's all we worry about now. Gonna be
another insane Saturday next week. Whew.
- GO BUCKS!