With the air beginning to feel slightly more crisp in the morning it only means one thing – Football Season is Back!! One of my most favorite times of the year. Besides the peak of spring, the beginning of football season is simply magical.
I love college football and can literally watch any game with absolutely no preference as to who’s victorious. While college football is my staple, I’m somehow becoming even more of a fanatic of my beloved New Orleans Saints which I have followed since before they were known as the Aint’s.
Now living in Atlanta, home to our most despised archrival – the Falcons, I receive my fair share of derogatory comments when either myself or my boys are wearing some sort of Saints attire. It’s generally all in good fun and frankly it’s the cornerstone of what keeps this rivalry so active.
So yesterday I was watching the Saints/Redskins game and even though we played well below our ability and Brees was having trouble hitting his receivers, we somehow found ourselves in a position to actually send the game into overtime. With only 2 seconds left on the clock and 40+ yards to the end zone our only prayer was the always exciting Hail Mary pass.
The Hail Mary, a desperate attempt for victory. A play that has snatch victory away from many teams but one with a very low percentage of success. This basic fact makes it is a favored highlight of ESPN, this last-ditch effort and attempt.
As I watched the play unfold and even after it was over I thought about the similarities of our situations. One last desperate attempt to fulfil your original objective, one final heave.
I’m going to continue to do all that I can to make sure our outcome has a different ending, the ref might have the whistle in his mouth but he hasn’t blown it yet.