Monday, December 22, 2008

Postgame Prayer

Postgame Prayer, originally uploaded by chanchanchepon.
I uploaded this photo a while back, but I haven't been able to write about it since. Been fighting a really bad cold/flu or some kind of malady, but today I feel like I am on the upswing.

This photo was taken after the final WVU game of the season, which was also Pat White and many others' last game in Morgantown. It was a low scoring game without a lot of big plays, but it was a great game to experience too.

One of my favorite parts came after the game was over. Pat White was surrounded by reporters, and he fought his way through those reporters for one last prayer huddle with both USF and WVU players on the 50 yard line. It's so cool to see a public testimony like the large swarm of players and coaches huddling together in the middle of a field surrounded by 60,000 people.

And after the game and the prayer were over, white did something I had never seen a player do before. He made his way slowly around the edge of the stadium and shook the hands/high fived every fan who reached their hand over the wall of the stadium. After making his "final victory lap", white was picked up by a golf cart and proceeded to start a second lap around the stadium on his way to the locker room.

I'm looking forward to seeing this guy wear the gold and blue one last time in Charlotte in a few days!

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