Bedtimes and Blackhawks - Page 2
"The 1984 Orange Bowl pitted the undefeated and #1 Nebraska Cornhuskers against the University of Miami Hurricanes. The 'Canes were 10-point underdogs but jumped out to a 17-point lead. Nebraska came back, in part on the strength of a touchdown by lineman Dean Steinkuhler on the rarely-seen "fumblerooski" play. Trailing 31-17 in the fourth quarter, the Huskers got two touchdowns — and after the second, Nebraska coach Tom Osborne (later a Congressman and now athletic director at Nebraska) decided to go for two and the win. Based on the results earlier in the day, Nebraska probably would have won the national championship with a tie, but instead Turner Gill's pass on the 2-point conversion was batted away. Miami vaulted to #1 for the first of its five national championships.
I know all this because I've read about it; I didn't actually watch the end of the game, because my grandparents made me go to bed long before Miami's defensive heroics preserved the win. I was 10 at the time. By the following year, my parents were letting me stay up to watch the World Series, but I still remember how frustrating it was not to be able to stay up for the 1984 Orange Bowl. That night was very much on my mind when I invited Zuzu to stay up with me for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals."
Well, I can't argue with that. Mostly because I don't understand what he is talking about. But I do understand that Zuzu will always be able to say that she watched the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2010, and that is way more important than sticking to a bedtime.
An original Chicago Moms Blog post.