I spent 24 hours at two football games in two different stadiums in two different states watching two different sets of Bears overcome their foes and win in thrilling fashion.
One was in Monroe, La. where I watched my alma mater, Baylor University, come back from 14 points behind and defeat Louisiana-Monroe, the same team that shocked Arkansas and almost took down Auburn. No, we don't have RG3 anymore, and our defense is still pretty bad. But we have a potent offense that should keep us in every games.
The attendance at Monroe was a record — more than 31,000 — and that team should be the favorites to win the Sun Belt and head to New Orleans.
I drove back to Arkansas, relieved and shaken, to watch the UCA Bears battle from behind the entire game to upset Sam Houston State, then No. 3 in the nation FCS standings. In order to win, UCA did everything you had to do in the final minute: Score fast, have your defense hold the opposition to a three-and-out, and then score again. Even after all that, Sam Houston still took their team down the field and came inches away from winning the game.
The result of the two games left me so very drained and tired. Only sleeping four hours in between didn't help either.
I didn't even watch any pro games Sunday. Nothing could have matched what I saw Friday and Saurday.