For some reason, I had thought it was an 8pm game. So I figured that right after the Karate Spectacular show, I'd go home and watch the game. But during the pre-show practice, one of my instructors, who happens to be a big Miami Hurricanes fan, came up to me and gave me a score update. Holy crap!! Our biggest game of the year, the game that would either send us to the BCS Championship Bowl or to a lesser Bowl, and I was missing it! AAAAGHHHHHH!
I got the score at half-time, which was right before our show started and the Gators were ahead by 3 points. But still, we were playing Alabama. There was 2 more quarters of football to play and anything could happen. I take nothing for granted in Gator football!
The Spectacular started and it was so busy that I barely had time to think about the Gators. When our show ended, my instructor came up to me and put the icing on my 2nd degree "cake"; the Gators had WON!!!
Sunday night they announced the bowl selections and it was confirmed; the #2 UF Gators will play the #1 Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS Championship Bowl here in Miami!!!!! It's kind of ironic; about 3 or 4 years ago I got the opportunity to go to the Orange Bowl here in Miami. It was USC (Southern Cal, not South Carolina for my SEC friends!!!) versus Oklahoma. I was routing for Oklahoma; but they lost.
To make things even better, this week they announced the final 3 candidates for the Heisman trophy. Tim Tebow was selected as one of the 3 candidates. And they will be selecting the winner at 8 pm tonight. While I would love for Tebow to win (he's an awesome person as well as a great Gator!), he has some tough competition. I have a feeling Colt McCoy from Texas will get the award. But, we'll have to wait and see....I'm hoping to be surprised!
So now starts the countdown to January 8th; 26 days!!!