Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Happiness is My Full Family at FSU's Last Second Victory
There could not have been a better cap to put on our early family Thanksgiving gathering. My "three sons" flew into town Wednesday for an early Thanksgiving. Lulu spent all day Thursday preparing a 26 pound turkey for 14 guests. Then Saturday - we all went to the Clemson versus Florida State football game.
We were lucky to land 4 really good seats together for $15 each. The game was tight throughout the night. If FSU lost - they would be out of the race for the ACC title and a chance to play in the Orange Bowl. With a minute to go - the game was tied - 13 to 13. FSU got the kickoff - drove down the field. With 3 seconds left it would take a 55 yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins - who missed a short field goal last weekend at the end of the game for an FSU loss to UNC.
This time the clock ran out as he kicked the ball through the goal posts 55 yards away. FSU 16 and Clemson 13. This coming weekend - FSU plays at Maryland - and my sons will be there. My adopted son - Stephen Simchak- made sure they have tickets.
This is a picture of our family - an instant after the kick - you can see the players in the background trying to mob the kicker. But to me - it was like having the 4 Beatles back together - for one more concert.