Fight On!

Oh...my...god.  I'm about to have a heart attack.

My Alma Mater Beats Notre Dame, 2005 Edition

This photo is near the end of a heart-stopping game for me, a University of Southern California alumnus.  USC has now won 28 games in a row, having last lost over two years ago.  Today's win was huge, and although I don't plan on writing much about sports here, I just had to share.  It's what we do at Sun, right?  And I feel just as passionnately about 'SC as I do about Sun.

If there's a lesson to be learned from this game, to me the lesson is that if you believe you have the tools to win, you should never give up until the arbiters of your domain tell you unequivocably that you've lost.  In football, it's the clock and the final score.  In the marketplace, it's your financial books.  A score of 31-28 with three seconds left in the game is not a sign that you've lost.  A stock price of somewhere below five dollars isn't fun, but it's not the last word on the company, either.

And by the way, USC had a chance to go for a tie game with those three seconds.  The on-field leader, Matt Leinart, chose to go for the win, believing in himself and the team, using surprise as a competitive weapon.  The result?  USC 34, Notre Dame, 31, and a dynasty built on belief in oneself continues for another week.

Fight On!

Comments:

woohoo! Catholicism suffers yet another blow! My bro and I watched the game together and were happy to see Loser Catholics humiliated. The sweetest moment was seeing the Coach Weiss, celebrate victory and all the gosh darn catholics converge the field only to be later cleared and taste the bitter pill of defeat only SECONDS later.

Posted by Rich Garcia on October 16, 2005 at 01:04 AM PDT #

Fight On!

Posted by Ramin Moazeni on October 16, 2005 at 06:41 PM PDT #

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