PASADENA, Ca.—You should have seen the story I left on my press box computer screen before racing down to the Rose Bowl sideline Sunday night to catch the end of Texas A&M’s rear-end kicking of UCLA.
It was the story that deserved to be written at the time it was written. It should have stood the test of journalism and time. Nothing short of a miracle, the second-biggest comeback in NCAA history, could have kept it from the annals of history.
You could do a coffee table book on the stories sport writers had to scrap based on things, on the field, that changed.
There’s a good story in my spike-box-in-the-sky on the USC dynasty that was about to unfold with 10 minutes left in the 2005 national title game against Texas.
That was at the Rose Bowl, too.
Back to Sunday: No writer, in his right mind, leaves a 44-24 lead in fourth quarter thinking it is NOT going to hold up.
Shoot, Texas A&M led UCLA by 34 points, 44-10, at one point. Any comeback from that would likely be the school record.
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