I don't know man. I really don't know any more. I can't take this any more. But, I really have no choice right now but to believe ... believe in our 2LiveDrew. Oh by the way HeismanPundit, better update your this week's top-5, and again not have just one, but two Heismans of Westwood. I am sure we are going to have lot more on our 2 legends in the making as this weeks unfold. Even Petros (don't know how to spell his last name) mentioned when we were driving down 3-24, that if Drew Olson was going to pull out the game down 3-24, he would instantly become one of the legends of Westwood. Olson did. Like I said couple of weeks ago, the kid is on his way (not quite there yet, there is that game on December 3rd) to claim his place besides No. 18. He is right now on the ESPN Football Home Page:
However, I need to come clean and excerpt what I wrote up after we fell down 24-3. I didn't leave the tv set (a part of mind was still clinging to some notion of hope), but it felt like it was all over and it was too good to be true. Just like Ed Blanton, more than doubt had crept in my mind:
At that point, I just had my head down, covered in my hands, given up, but not ready to move away from the TV. I am ashamed at myself for losing faith in 2LiveDrew after probably the most agonizing 52 minutes since that last October Saturday in 2001. I felt like I was burnt again. Let down. I was wrong.
I don't think I am still able to put together my thoughts coherently on last night. I am amped, wired, excited, yet really worried that this offense's conservative streak is going to catch up with us. I mean how many times we are going to cry wolf. I real all the clips this morning. I think Chris Duffresne of LA Times have all the money grafs on last night's miracle:
But it is.
UCLA is 8-0 after Saturday's 30-27 overtime win against Stanford, and no one was really sure what to do afterward except, in one deep breath, take in the sheer insanity of it.
The two words that kept coming to mind were "wow" and "how?"
The "wow" was UCLA's being down 24-3, being played off their feet for 52 minutes, being so far down at the Farm that the Bruins were hip deep in pig slop, yet somehow dancing off the field in the end after quarterback Drew Olson connected with Brandon Breazell on a 23-yard scoring pass in overtime.
"I've never seen anything like it," Olson said as Bruin players did snow angels in the Stanford Stadium grass and grabbed each other by the cheeks.
The "how?" is how UCLA got to this point in the season as one of five undefeated teams left in the nation -- and the thought being, does the nation realize this?
Right now, I need to keep gathering my thoughts and say most importantly of all just be thankful to the Gods of Football. May be just may be ... they are officially getting rid of the dark clouds, that have been hovering over the Nation.
As I wrote yesterday, the motto for the Nation for rest of the year:
IN 2 LIVE DREWS WE TRUST