Dude’s Top 10: No. 3 – The Injury Bug in Knoxville
This series focuses on my favorite posts of all time. Lest I be labeled as overly arrogant, please note: 1. This was new DYC Editor-in-Chief Chad Floyd’s idea. 2. These are my “favorite” posts not my “best” posts. I don’t have “best” posts, because that would imply that I had better posts and good posts to begin with. For the rest of the Dude’s Top 10 Countdown, click here.
Georgia’s 2013 overtime victory at Tennessee was the single-most dumbfounding sporting event I’ve ever witnessed. Injury after injury after injury derailed the Bulldogs on an otherwise normal day and all I could do was sit helplessly by and wonder why bad things happen to good football teams.
After the game I ate cold pizza in the press box of Neyland Stadium and wondered what the meaning of life was. After that, I walked by the Volunteer Navy as orange-clad fans celebrated a near victory and blasted “Royals” by Lorde. I boarded a ferry across the Tennessee River to the condo my sister and brother-in-law lived in and drank rum for the first time since college. As I type this (some 21 months later), memories of that night could not be more vivid. That game wrecked me to my core. I tore an emotional ACL that day.
A few days later I managed to put my fingers on the keys and brain-fart this article. This article makes the Top 10 not for its content (that game still hurts) or its penmanship, but because it captures the agony of being a fanatic—even after a victory.
That’s all I got/
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