I needed this win today, really badly. I have been following this team closely all year, naturally. On January 6, my son Evan was born 3 months premature, and he has been in the NICU ever since. His prognosis is pretty good, but it will still be a long road.
Our lives were shaken up and our priorities shifted pretty dramatically. Working (for me), taking care of our older child, and getting to the hospital twice a day became everything, with little else going on. With the DVR, I managed to record each game, and I would typically watch them late at night (when I couldn't sleep anyway) after my wife and older son had gone to sleep. I have probably never watched every game played by any team, and I felt oddly connected to this team.
They have had their ups and downs, like my little preemie son. Young fighters. The future looks bright (enough) for my son, and the future looks bright for this team. We got home this afternoon from an Easter brunch, and it set in quickly just how badly I wanted this team to win today.
So we are riding kind of high right now, and I just talked to my son's nurse, and he is having a good day too. Life and sports. Sports and life.
(NICU is neonatal intensive care - preemies, for those that wonder what the hell I'm referring to).
LIFE IS SHORT, ENJOY THIS!!!!!!!!