So Wednesday night something both amazing and kind of awful occurred. Of course it was only those two adjectives to me, my husband, and maybe a handful of other people in the country. I'm also being a bit dramatic for the effect. So here it is:
Okay, maybe it isn't obvious from that picture, but MY TWO TEAMS, Purdue and Clemson, met in the Big Ten/ACC Basketball Challenge. Since I became a Clemson fan, this has only happened one other time which was during my first semester working at Clemson. At that time, although I cheered for Clemson, I wasn't really a fan so there wasn't much of a tug at my conscience when I cheered against them. That Purdue team included the four "baby boilers", and it was their first true road test. We lost by (I think) 3 points, but as a Purdue fan I was really encouraged by the play of those freshmen. I knew things were going to be good for the next few years, and I wasn't wrong.
Flash forward 5 years later. I live in a different state now so I couldn't actually attend the game (boo.) I am a true Clemson fan now, although as I said earlier, I do pay more attention to football. So what's a girl to do???
I'll tell you--
Yep, you BOILER UP!
I felt like a bit of a traitor wanting Clemson to lose, but my loyalty is and always will be with my Boilers.
(But I do want Clemson to win the rest of their games, unless they were to meet Purdue again in the tourney.)