Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Here, Kitty Kitty!

Y'all. I don't know that it's possible to describe what happened at Floyd Casey last Saturday. But I'm going to try. Come on - you knew I would. :-)

Tonto had to work for this game so I wasn't really all that excited about going. Mainly because tailgating without him is usually a huge undertaking but my parents were troopers and made things very easy for me. Compared to the Homecoming game, it wasn't all that large but I still got to hang with some of my best in town peeps.

And I got to see KD sister Courtney...

...and my buddy, Natalie, from San Antonio.

When we headed over to Meet the Bears, I sent Dave a text and asked what message I was supposed to give Nick. Let's just say I delivered the message and got confirmation that the upset I'd called a week prior (no kidding - it's even documented) was indeed going to happen. 

And I was soooo calm. It was surreal.

Did I mention we were playing the #1 team in the country?!?!

After some of the best gumbo I've ever had, we made it into the stadium. And it was cold. Which I loved because, you know, FOOTBALL WEATHER.

And then it happened. Over. And over. And over again. 

We just kept scoring. And they didn't. In fact, our defense just about locked 'em down and even had one of the most amazing goal line stands I've ever witnessed in person. It. Was. Unbelievably. Believable.

To say that it was the most raucous, enthusiastic, invigorating crowd I've ever seen at The Case would be a gross understatement. It was just phenomenal. And I've never participated in "Jump Around" quite like that before. But let me just go ahead and say I'd gladly do it every week for an out come like this...

...which found one person in this picture looking giddy while the other seems stunned.

 My mom couldn't stop saying, "Those people look like they don't know what hit them" long enough to even take a picture. :-)

There were celebrations a-plenty, thousands of people rushing the field and a jubilant feeling that I haven't experienced (from a sports standpoint) since RG3 won the Heisman last year.

I am so incredibly thankful we were there and were able to experience it. When the Bears took down OU last year, Tonto and I were at home (after attending the first half) as he'd just had knee surgery eight days prior. And my parents were in Louisiana.

Hate that Dave couldn't be there because he would have been beside himself. I do, however, know that he saved some lives over the weekend and there are some parents who are mighty excited he was at the hospital instead.

I came into the office today to find this... 

...and I'm looking forward to coming in next week to find one indicating we're bowl bound.

Sic Texas Tech, boys, and let 'em know Baylor is here to stay.

Baylor we are. And Baylor we'll always be. We compete. We win. We ARE Baylor.