Sunday, November 28, 2010

.......Well that was awesome

"IT'S GOOD!! IT'S GOOD!! NEVADA WINS!! THE BOISE DREAM IS OVER!! Nevada wins the game, the stands emptying -- Boise is shocked."
~Ryan Radtke

Let me start by saying: most understated entry title EVER.

Well now that I've had nearly a couple of days to decompress and organize my thoughts...what can I say? What can I honestly say that hasn't already been said? Almost 48 hours after the final cannon shot, ol' Ludwig Van can still sum up what I'm thinking the best.

The biggest win in Nevada football history? Without a doubt. The greatest comeback in Nevada history? No question (sorry, Weber State -- yours was bigger in quantity, but not in quality). The biggest coup for the program, the University and the city of Reno since the run to the Sweet 16? With a friggin' bullet.

I want all of you to think back over the last few years. Remember all of the heartbreak and all of the various disappointments of those times: Northwestern, Fresno State, Boise State, Hawai'i, San Jose State, New Mexico, Texas Tech, New Mexico State, Maryland, Notre Dame, Colorado State, Missouri and SMU. Remember all of the quarterbacks and all of the receivers who laughed at the prospect of Nevada defending them. Remember all of the fans in Reno and elsewhere who said "Coach Ault doesn't have it in him. Coach Ault will never win the Big One." Remember all of those things before reflecting on this win and savor it that much more. From the coaches and players on the field to the fans in the stands, we've paid our dues in tears and we've earned this. Finally.

What can they possibly do for an encore? Tear themselves away from all of this euphoria somehow and beat Louisiana Tech on Saturday. The Miracle on Ice, after all, wasn't the gold medal-winning game for Team USA -- they still had to beat Finland to clinch it all. The Bulldogs are Nevada's Finland. None of this will mean anything unless they win that game, too.

More to come on Tech later this week. Until then...

The strength of the Pack is the Wolf
And the strength of the Wolf is the Pack

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