It's kind of ironic that I spent Saturday morning finishing a message on taking risks; overcoming your fear to step out of the boat in faith because I stayed in my own boat on Friday night.
Friday at 5:00, I was seriously considering driving to Iowa City to watch my 5-4 Hawkeyes take on the undefeated/#3/ National Championship contending Nittany Lions. My good friend Russ Koelzer tried to talk me into going but it was going to be freezing cold, I'd be driving 10 hours in one day, I couldn't get anyone to go with me and I wouldn't get back until midnight. Since Iowa had lost to a pathetic Illini team the Saturday before, I wasn't too confident in our chances.
Man, to relive Saturday, November 8th. I missed out on personally experiencing one of the most exciting wins in Iowa football history. Yes, I had a good time watching the game with fellow Hawk fans at the Other Place in Olathe, but it was a fraction of the excitement I could've experienced. And I found out my sister and brother-in-law were shopping in Iowa City that day and CJ could've gone with me (CJ usually works Saturdays so I didn't even call him). As great as that win was, I'm really, really bummed that I wasn't there.
I could've been out in this crowd.
Don't be a wuss like me!