Observation: The more you are invested, the greater the lost and greater the pain.
We ended up borrowing a TiVo machine from someone so we can watch the game in semi-real time. We were able to finish off our Sunday Celebration and have people come over to Peter’s place. We were about 2 hours behind in the game.
After watching the kickoff return, there was a lot of joy and jubilation, but it all went downhill from there.
But an interesting thing happened. As people were waiting for everyone else to get there, they decided to flip through the channel. Word of advice: NEVER change the channel when you are recording on TiVo
We were into the 3rd quarter and almost caught up in real-time, when all of sudden it changed into the American Idol version for Grease.
I cannot tell you the feeling that fell over the room… we were ready to crucify!
So we ended up just watching it in real-time and when we saw the score in the 4th quarter with about 4:20 left, our hearts sank. It was so painful. But maybe it was God’s grace. Instead of prolonging the suffering, this was quick and to the point.
I think it took us longer to cope with the lost due to watching half of the game and then jumping right into the last 4 minutes.
Alas, it is a new day and life goes on.