Tuesday, January 4, 2011

go, Hogs!

I live in the thick of Buckeye country. "Go Bucks!" And all that jazz. Much ado, if you ask me.

So it is with trepidation that I announce I am rooting for the Arkansas Razorbacks in  tonight's game against Ohio State: the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. I might even holler, "sooieeet!" as my dad used to do on September Saturday afternoons years ago.

I called my dad a little while ago. He's in a nursing home in Nashville, Tennesse and his world is pretty small. Dad graduated from the University of Arkansas over 60 years ago and one of his joys is rooting for his Arkansas Razorbacks.

Knowing Dad's early bedtime, I asked if he'd be watching the game.

"I've been waiting a long time for Arkansas to play in a bowl game, so I'm staying up for it," he answered in a sleepy voice.

I hope no one eggs our house, but my heart's with Dad so I'm rooting with him.
Sorry, Buckeyes.

Go, Hogs! Sooieeet!


Dave Haller said...

Sorry about your luck last night. Exciting game, did you stay up?

Barb said...

Dad did, but I hung it up at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Now, let's have some BASEBALL!

Karen Dawkins said...

One game to go! Auburn or Oregon, Barb?

Ohhhh, almost forgot! O-H