Friday, January 01, 2010

Vengence Is Ours!

Woo Hoo! They did it! And at the VERY last seconds of the game too!

How about those Lions, folks?

Due to some "conflicting interests" in the household, I sort of was forced to miss the first half of the game and didn't gain control of the remote till almost the end of the third quarter, but boy, am I ever glad I did eventually get to watch the Boys in Blue (and white) in action for at least the 4th quarter.

Although, towards the end of the 4th, I was really worried that this was going to end up being another heartbreaker like the Michigan game was a couple years ago when it looked, up to the very end, that we had it in the bag and then, those darned Wolverines snapped their big bad towels at us and we went down in defeat.

But that wasn't to be today! Nope! Today, after LSU had pulled from behind and then ahead by one -yes one (1) lousy little point, and with I think less than two minutes to go, Penn State struggled but managed to get a field goal, giving us thus a two point lead.

And then, in the very final SECONDS of the game, we were able to hold on to that narrow lead and leave the field victorious!

After a not very illustrious season, seeing them pull this win off really was redemption for the team -and yes, for JOEPA too!

The quarterback for Penn State ended up getting the "Player of the Game" award too and a well-deserved award that was for him.

And this post is especially for blogger buddy, Fermicat, down in Georgia way, who -since LSU trounced her Georgia boys last year in a bowl game, had come over to watch the Lions play today and as she said in her comment -and her apology to me too -shortly before the end of the game today when it looked like Penn State was gonna come up on the short end of the stick, she was feeling like maybe she brought bad mojo over to watch and root for my lovely Lions.

Nope, FERMIE, not that way at all! Maybe it was the note you sent that gave them the incentive -somehow -and they went back with a bit of a vengence to pull a victory out of the jaws of defeat!

I know, I said earlier that Win, Lose or Draw, they'd still be MY team, all the way.

But ya know, don't 'cha, that victory still is so damned much nicer, sweeter all the way!


and of course

WE ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PENN STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Uncle Skip, said...

Switched on the tube to watch the Rose Bowl and caught the end of the early game. I was pleased when Penn State won. The only thing I missed was the white pants. By the time I turned the game on they were gray.

fermicat said...

Good for you and your Nittany Lions!! And yes, I was happy to see LSU lose their bowl game this year. I've got a long memory (although mercifully, my memory of our bowl disaster last year is pretty hazy). May we have better luck on Tuesday...

Go Jackets!

Mary said...


Glad that your Lions were victorious.

As we made our way through PA, both ways, I thought of you. Don't worry. Hubby and I plan to visit your beautiful state during the spring or summer. Maybe we can get together then. After all, it's not that far and I would enjoy meeting you. So there will be another time.


HalfCrazy said...

What is this, Football? Haha, I'm not much into it but Congrats to Penn State! You must be really proud! :)

Morgan Mandel said...

I'm not a football fan, since I'm really a fair weather fan, but I felt bad for Northwestern. They had a chance to break a 61 year losing streak, as old as I am, but failed.

Morgan Mandel

Shelby said...

congrats! and happy new year :)

Kat said...

Oh yes. Winning is so much sweeter. And those nail biters really hype me up. Whew!
Yeah for your Lions!

My Badgers pulled off a HUGE upset the other day too. :)

And Happy New Year!!!

Travis said...

Huzzah! I watched the game and they sure did pull it out. Congrats!

fermicat said...

Well, damn. We just lost ANOTHER stinking bowl game. Tech might just have the longest LOSING STREAK in consecutive bowl games LOST. Not happy. Not at all. And now all our promising juniors will probably go pro. :(