Saturday, December 13, 2008

Crazy Volleyball Game--Good Friend vs. Horns

I currently have some friends in town from the good old state of Wisconsin. Their daughter is on the Iowa State volleyball team that played in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA tournament last night...here in Austin.

I finished practice and immediately booked it over to the gym where the game was already underway. When I got there Iowa State had just lost the first set to Oregon. I sat down and they lost the second set. I looked to the parents of the player and said, "Let's keep our fingers crossed!" I honestly wasn't thinking anything miraculous was going to happen. I don't mean to sound down but to come back and win the next three sets would be a huge task.

BAM!! Iowa State started to get on a roll. Blockers started to stuff Oregon's front line and the Cyclones front line was heating up and drilling the ball into the ground!

About an hour later I was jumping in the air and yelling at the top of my lungs. The Cyclones pulled it off. This was one of the best and most exciting sporting events I've ever been to.

However, there's a problem...now Texas and Iowa State are playing against each other in the Elite Eight. Who do I cheer for? I'm pretty sure I know the right answer, but I'm now emotionally invested in Iowa State. My friend's daughter, a girl I've known since I was seven, is playing against my school. This is kinda tough. Haha not really, TEXAS baby:)

Even though I will be sitting with the Cyclone troop my burnt orange and love for Texas will show strong!

Hook'em

14 comments:

Garrett said...

I'm currently throwing my horns in the air surronded by Cyclones...uh oh

Garrett said...

I just stood up and yelled when Iowa State scored a point...keep it in line Garrett geeezzzz

Sparkl0413 said...

LOL that could be a little weird. Have fun and hope it's a good game.

Garrett said...

Wow...State is holding its own in the first set and even leading at times. I never realized volleyball was this intense!

Sparkl0413 said...

Yeah it is. I remember trying out for volleyball once yeah not for me. The balls to the arms is not for me. Tennis was more my speed. Less contact of ball to body.

Garrett said...

Tennis is great!

I'm learning a good lesson of controlling my emotions...I cannot be flipping out on every Texas point while sitting in the State section

Sparkl0413 said...

LOL yeah hard way to learn it.

KZA said...

How's watching college volleyball versus watching Olympic swimming?
I imagine you're cheering equally as vehemently. haha

Anyway, I'd root for the Cyclones because some of my friends' siblings go there.

Keep having fun, longhorn!

Lauren Ashley said...

Ha! The Cyclones Lezak'd it! :)

Man... I love you and all, Garrett... but... GO IOWA!!! ((Some of us are just as emotionally invested in Iowa :)... and not at all invested in Texas XD))

Donna Binkholder said...

No joke!! GO IOWA!! My cuz went to school there.

It's like grabbing the horns by the cyclone....lol..

LUCY said...

Go Longhorns!

Mark said...

As you probably know, Texas won in three. Iowa was in it for all three sets, though. Our friends' daughter started. The Cyclones made it far deeper into the tournament than anyone expected. It was a heck of a run.

Mark said...

Oops, mistake by me: Iowa State WON the third set. Texas came back in the fourth to win the match.

Lauren Ashley said...

Well, good on ya, Iowa! Way to kick some Longhorn BUTT!!! Even if you did lose...

er...

I mean... CONGRATS LONGHORNS!!!... yeah.. heh heh.... *hides*

Thanks for the update, Mark. :)


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