Saturday, September 11, 2010

Football First

Last weekend I missed the Jayhawks' opening game of the season because I met my friend Tish in KC at the Royals game instead. That sounds like an odd choice of sporting events since the Royals are so ridiculously horrible, but I thought it would be fun to see Tish and also meet her best friend Jenn, who is one of the founders of the Fit Bottomed Girls website, of which I'm a big fan. I also didn't think the KU game would be a big deal since it should have been an easy win. Instead, I'm glad I wasn't there because it turned out to be such an awful loss.

Anyway, today was my first game of the season, and apparently I'm good luck because the team that played today was clearly a totally different team than the one that played last Saturday. Our defense was pretty great, our quarterback was effective, and our running game was solid. We lead much of the first half, trailed slightly at halftime and then took the lead again in the third quarter and never gave it back. It was pretty freakin' fantastic. All of this might not sound like that big of a deal since it was just a preseason game, but in fact we were playing the number 17 team in the nation. So yeah--it was a big deal!

The crowd was pretty excited about the game and the win, especially because so many people were calling for Coach Gill's head after the loss last week. The students celebrated big by storming the field, but thankfully had enough sense to not tear down the goalposts! Go Hawks!


Tish said...

you are good luck!!! good job lol.

cw said...

Thank you for carrying the Jayhawks to victory. It makes up for you jinxing us in the first game!

Beth said...

I guess now you know that you need to attend all games!! All the luck in the world wouldn't help the Royals...go where you are needed in the future ;) ha!