Saturday I watched the greatest American football game ever.....a classic between two titans, the #1 ranked USC trojans and the #9 ranked University of Notre Dame. What a fight. Neither team could throw the knockout punch....up 7 points, tie, down 3 points. Hope you didn't miss it.
With 2 minutes left ND scored a touch down. USC takes over the ball on the 20 yard line. Nothing doing on first down. On second down a ND linebacker makes it through the line untouched and sacks USC's heisman trouphy winning quarterback Matt Leinart. Third and 20 or so. A short dink and dunk for 10 or so yards. USC goes for it on 4th down....ND blitzes...USC's Matt Leinart identifies the blitz and throws quickly and threads the needle right over the defensive backs sholder complete to Dwayne Jarrett for a 71 yard completion.
Later with 20 seconds left Matt Leinart runs the ball and get stopped just short of the goal line with 7 seconds left. Time expires. ND fans storm the field and Chuck is gracefully accepting defeat. But wait.....in South Bend of all places the refs notice that the ball was fumbled out of bounds and 7 are put back on the clock.
USC coach Pete Carroll is calling for Leinart to spike the ball and stop the clock. Instead Leinart runs the ball and is seemingly stopped short of the goal line, but he spins left holding the ball out for anyone to steal. Leinart is then falls into the end zone. USC wins one for the ages.
WE WIN !!!!!! WE WIN!!!! WE WIN!!! WE WIN!!!!! WE WIN!!!!
Damn I couldn't calm down for 8 hours. I was out of control. For those of you who have met me this must surprise you.