Saturday, January 2, 2010
New Years...War Eagle
"We didn't know what to do...that was wild and crazy. I'm not so sure I've ever gone into a game with 7 wins and came our with 10." Gene Chizik, Auburn coach.
What a day this was!!! Beginning with a torrential downpour that lasted through 3 quarters of the game, followed by plummeting temperatures ("feels like" temp. is in the 40s! That's FREEZIN' for this old Florida gal.) Mr. P, my family and I attended the Outback Bowl to cheer on our beloved Auburn Tigers. (I do not remember being this cold since the last Outback Bowl I attended...AU vs Penn State in 1996 or 97...the last time Auburn played locally.) Thankfully, we won, today, in the wildest overtime I have ever witnessed in a football game. All three boys and one of the girls were with us...cheering our team to victory over Northwestern Univ. (In case you cannot see the score, it's AU 38, Nortwestern 35.)
MacDaddy and I have had the most marvelous 3 days: greeting AU family members with "war eagle" all over the Tampa Bay area...seeing old friends...making new ones...talking with players (including past players like Bo Jackson)...watching parades...and so much more. I hate to see the season end!!!
Yet we anticipate trips to Alabama, new players to meet, and lots of tailgating!
Happy New Year!!!