We’re over the Sugar Bowl.
I know that we’re officially over it when Nick proclaims, his eyes round like huge UFOs, “You know something? I’m excited for Ohio State football next year!”
My mouth is full of my burger, “You are?” Except it sounded like, “YHO AH?
“Yes! They’re going to have everyone back next year except for two guys.”
“Ok.” I am contemplating the level of danger to emotionally invest in the 2008-2009 OSU football season so soon after the Sugar Bowl.
“I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP NEXT YEAR!” He’s nearly jumping from his seat.
I remain calm and contained my emotions by maintaining distance to that prediction. It’s like we switched life roles or something.
Nick continues, his eyeballs fixated on something far far away into the future, his voice drops in thoughtfulness, “As long as they beat USC. As long as they beat USC, we’ve got a chance.”
Well, I’m glad we’re healing and Nick is planning next year already. As I finished my burger and watched his face begin contemplate how the Fall 2008 schedule will unfold, I began fearing what might happen to the Bucks in about 48 weeks should they advance that far.
Our fanhood cannot be questioned.