Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Oxford, MS> My head is spinning and my nerves are jumping from wild delirium. There is little or no work getting done today in the little town of Oxford Mississippi as everyone celebrates a great and jubilant Victory! Did the Ole Miss Rebels win the Sugar Bowl?
Hell, I can't tell, it sure feels like it.
Today we are celebrating the New York Giants victory over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in one of the greatest football games in history.
All that is being talked about today is "The Game" and "The Play" and how a group of men became a team as adversity after adversity fell upon them and at the end they proved they were equal to the challenge and became Champions. Each man on that roster rose above himself to become a focused team and to believe that they could be the World Champions.
Earlier in the year as they lost game after game, few people here could believe it. We knew about Eli Manning. He is a winner and maybe one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. We were proud that he went to New York and figured that, that was that as they were about to win and win big. We knew.
We had held our breath on too many fourth quarter last minute drives as he moved down the field to win. Why did I doubt? I knew he had nerves of steel behind that boyish grin. Now New York and the rest of the world know that he is a Champion too.
I watched him beat Oklahoma and Nebraska in big bowl games for us in the exact same way. Last minute drives to Victory that left you covered in sweat and unbelieving in his coolness in a pressure situation.
Eli Manning and Archie are at the very heart of OLE MISS and today we are celebrating Victory with the Mannings again.