Sweet

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


There was another post sitting here for a couple hours, but when I woke up this morning I felt the need to change it. . . because something magical happened last night.



They are National Champions.

I don't know if it is because I am a Gamecock fan (not the most die hard, but a fan), or if it is because I am the mother of boys now, but seeing all those young guys celebrating made my heart swell. They made a huge pile (always feel sorry for the guy on bottom!), they were jumping up and down, and they were wiping away tears. It was sweet.

Sweet in many ways, because I don't think they were "supposed" to win. At least, if you read or listened to any pre-game or during-game coverage, the focus was all on UCLA. So it is sweet to surprise the national scene every once in a while.

The post-game interviews were perfect. All the guys I heard were incredibly humble, thanking their teammates first. They said the things that sports heros should say. Whit Merrifield, the guy who hit the game winning RBI, said, "I'm just so blessed to be part of something so special."

And then there is this. The story of Bayler Teal, the 7 year old with cancer who became the team's inspiration. He died last week. Now if that doesn't get you all choked up and inspired, I don't know what will.

Sweet.


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4 Responses to “Sweet”

  1. Love that picture! And notice the poor girl on the bottom right. At least she's not totally covered up. I noticed her duing the game. Cute girl - or was. Hope she's breathing today.

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  2. I have been reading Baylor's caringbridge site since the beginning and was so heartbroken for his family last week when he died. I have no doubt he is smiling down on his beloved Gamecocks today! And I am so happy for him and them even as a Clemson fan!

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  3. Love that picture! And notice the poor girl on the bottom right. At least she's not totally covered up. I noticed her duing the game. Cute girl - or was. Hope she's breathing today.

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  4. I have been reading Baylor's caringbridge site since the beginning and was so heartbroken for his family last week when he died. I have no doubt he is smiling down on his beloved Gamecocks today! And I am so happy for him and them even as a Clemson fan!

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