NEVER, EVER LOSE FAITH!!!!!!
I went out and mowed my back yard. Came back and played the DVR. You guys really need to take up a collection and pay me not to watch. Good (if improbable) win that opens up lots of possibilities for the rest of the year. Our guys appear to be a resilient bunch.I gave up in the third quarter.
Eating crow now.
Hard to believe people gave up on THIS game. Yes the first half was frustrating because we left 17 points on the field, but I felt like we could make those same plays in the second half.
I think there is a difference between expecting to lose based on game flow and no longer watching or leaving the game. I think most people, myself included, who "gave up" expected to lose but continued to watch.
When I said in the second quarter "Game Over" after going down two scores, it was because that is the way things have been at GT for years. The last time we came from two scores behind to win was UNC last year at home where I think we were favored. The time before that was 2010 against Wake at Wake where we were favored I think.
I didn't find any time the 2009 team was down two scores and came back to win! I would have thought for sure they did.
Winning in Lane Stadium is very hard. Especially when they are favored. They are like 90% there. ECU jumped up 21 on them in the first and barely held on to win. Winning from behind is hard and two scores down is even harder.
Sort of puts into perspective the accomplishment yesterday. This is a different team.
I am having a little trouble making a connection in my brain with some of the stuff I am hearing in this thread. When I hear things like "I am glad I stuck it out" or "I didn't give up" or "didn't turn off the set" it just doesn't compute for me. I am lost. I get that sports is an emotional event. What I don't get is the implication that watching a loss is too much to bear. There is one winner and one loser in every contest. The very drama of it all is one of the main reasons we should watch. If we deny ourselves any possible pain and are only willing to experience the ups, then where are we?