It was a cold, gloomy day in Michigan today. It made for a looooong day of Spartan football.
But at least we had a decisive win against Purdue to keep us happy!
Things were not the same in State College, PA. Penn State is a close second for me in college football. And I’ve been pulling for Joe Pa and his boys in their pursuit of a national championship this year.
I came home from East Lansing on a post-victory high, and was busy getting ready for a dinner party tonight when I got a text that would change my mood. All my friend Brad wrote was: Turn on ABC. Now.
And I did.
And…… ouch. The Nittany Lions were down by 23-24 to Iowa. With just one second left in overtime.
Just like that – it felt like the season was over. And I could be focused on the fact that they made a great run of it. They only have one loss now. But it just seemed to knock the wind out of me. I could relate to all the sad faces in Beaver Stadium.
I left a sympathy voicemail for a friend who would be feeling the loss so much more strongly than I.
Sorry Papa Joe. Sorry Nittany Lions. Sorry to all the fans in Happy Valley. (and a few in Lapeer County, MI).
But it’s still a season to be darn proud of!
And MSU had a great win! 🙂
**note: This was actually posted at 11:48pm on Saturday night, and not on Sunday. So I DID (barely) meet the NaBloPoMo requirements!!.