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The final few minutes, I had a very calm feeling that we were going to win


somehow. When Kyle's shot was short, I immediately leaned forward, smacked the ottoman in front of me, and put my head down. Then immediately came the foul call. I shot back up. Okay! We're going to do this. Here we go.

At that point I couldn't sit down anymore. I'd gone over to my mom & step-dad's to watch the game -- bigger TV and gave my wife a break from me. Their TV room is a smallish room off the dining room and kitchen with French doors. I walked out and stood in the area between the kitchen and dining room, looking back through the doorway, about 18 feet from the TV. Hands on top of my head. Fidgeting. Kyle steps to the line. Swish.

In my head: "We're gonna win." I knew if the first one went in the other two would follow.

Second shot. Money. Excited clapping. Cheatey McGee calls his timeout. Not gonna matter. Icing doesn't work on someone with ice in his veins. Hands on head again, pacing. "You've got this, Kyle. You've got this, baby." Timeout's over. Here we go. There will be no buildup, no pregnant pause, because Kyle has basically no pre-shot routine.

And. There it goes. "Woooooooooooooooooo!"

Walked back up to the doorway, hands up on the door trim. Point-six seconds left. You've got nothing, Auburn.

They had nothing. And we had joy.

(In response to this post by alleyoop hoo)

Posted: 08/01/2019 at 1:26PM



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