Friday, March 23, 2007

Life seems more abundant when you have hope...

These were my words last night to my friend as I went to bed at half time of the Ohio State basketball game.

Ohio State was down by 19 and my friend was certain it was over. I questioned why he had such a sense of defeat and encouraged a more positive outlook. At that point somehow a wager was offered against my certainty that there was a slight chance that hope could prevail.

I awoke this morning and found this;

http://cbs.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAB_20070322_TN@OHST

I was either reminded or gained 3 things from this:

1) Always hope... never give up.
2) A new favorite team to win it all. Go Buckeyes!!!
3) $20

Friend of mine, this was not a story with an attack on you. I love you like a brother. Maybe even a big brother. I really mean that.

This is a story of hope, strength, and a new found passion for Ohio State basketball as well as the NCAA tourney... well, and $20...

Love you all... have a great weekend!

-J

5 comments:

Jason said...

I'll have to admit that I turned off the National Championship game after Florida made it 42-14. I realized that there is a point where you just have to let go.

I do not pretend to be a basketball fan, but as a Buckeye I've kept my eye on what's going on with this team. Between the UT game and the Xavier game they are certainly keeping everyone on the edge of their seats.

It's good to have another fan in the area, even if it's just for 1-3 more games. I just hope that they get a rematch against Carolina!

Shannon Smith said...

Big brother, really?!?

BFrancese said...

play them jason...play all of them!

Dave Holt said...

Jason Gore, what is up brother. I'm down in Wilmington now, and I'm working with college students at Lifepoint church. It's weird that you know these guys. Anyway, I would love to hear from you sometime. Take care man.

Patrick said...

that's just precious. jason's got a little big brother.