When I was in law school at the U, sometimes on a Saturday during football season a few of us would remember there was a game going on and we’d walk over to a 2/3 full Rice Stadium. We’d sit down in the bleachers, usually in a very good spot, watch for a while, then wander back to the law building. Usually the Utes were losing. There was kind of a relaxed party atmosphere among the fans in the stadium. Nobody expected much out of the team.
Fast forward to today.
I was talking with one of my sons (an ardent Ute fan) about our situation: Our only loss this season was to USC in the Coliseum by a touchdown in a game where we dominated them statistically and that everyone knows we could have and should have won.
This week, as fans on this board we are actually debating whether, if we win tonight, we should be disappointed if we end up in the Rose Bowl.
Think about all that.
To this long-time Utah fan this is the most magical sports day of my life. And there is an excellent chance that over the next few days and weeks it will get even better. It’s all a marvel to me.