As I loaded up the Jeep for a long weekend trip to Disney, I remember thinking to myself, “I wonder if the Tech men can get some revenge for the Tech women today?”
You see…the women’s hoops team fell to the #12 seeded Lady Tigers back on March 5th, marking possibly the first time that a #12 knocked off a #5 in the women’s ACC tourney history.
As I was driving down I-75 this afternoon I began getting Blackberry messages from a GT buddy of mine, Jack.
“Miami got murdered”
This made my FSU wife very happy.
“GT up by 1 at the first TV break”
It was too early to get excited at this point. I was just encouraged that the Jackets had started off well and not dug themselves into an early hole.
“Tied at half, 39-39″
Well well well…the Jackets came to play today. But can they close the game out and hang in there until the end?
“54-51 GT with 11:46 left”
“Up 10 with 3:40 left!”
Woot! Go Jackets!
“Typical super tense Tech ending. We’re up 82-78 with 25s left”
Drat! Where’d that 10 point lead go?
At this point I began considering a good luck head rub on one of my daughters. They were riding along in the backseat, blissfully unaware of GT’s struggle while watching Enchanted on the portable DVD player.
I reached back and addressed my oldest, “Taylor…give daddy a high five and a GO JACKETS!”
Since she’s been well trained since her birth on the first day of the 2004 NCAA tourney, I got a quick low five and a perky “Go Jackets Daddy!” from the back seat and resumed my vigil with the Blackberry.
“Tech wins! 86-81″
Yes! Go Jackets!
Tech is still alive and my eldest still has some of her mojo left when I need a good luck charm in a pinch.
Its nice to know I didn’t burn it all up back in 2004 when I held her as a newborn and watched Tech go all the way to the big game in San Antonio.
With the next game looking like a match against Florida State, we may have a bit of a delimna as the wife and I battle over who has possession of the good luck charm.
I guess I just have to keep singing her our fight song every night!