Just got back from Indy, and that is all I can say about the last 8 hours of my life.
I believe the feeling is mutual for the rest of the sea or red that washed over central Indiana this afternoon and evening.
The joy and exuberance I experienced during what was inarguably the most perfect Cardinal roadtrip was un-friggin-real. I would estimate about 30,000+ of my Cardinal comrades got to truly to the Celebrate at the Altar of the Church of Rick. Today, for those lucky enough to experience it, was absolutely a little peek at Cardinal heaven.
Let me run down how most of our afternoons went:
12:00 Take off early from work - always the start to a good day
2:00 Pick up the crew and hit the road
4:00 Wade through the ocean of red that has flooded downtown Indy. Bounce from bar to bar to bar while echoing C-A-R-D-S off the walls to the city's towers
6:00 Chug last beverage and shuffle to the stadium that was only three blocks away.
7:09 Realize that we fill two-thirds of this giant arena and that means we may have more fans at this game than most home football games this past season. Also realize that the atmosphere in the building was more conducive to a Coronation rather than a competition. Also notice that there were tons of empty seats and ample room to pile a few thousand more Cardinal faithful into this place.
9:00 Watch as Good Edgar Sosa, Tournament Earl Clark, Banging-Mildly-Contested-Three Jerry Smith, and Maybe-We'll-See-a-Triple-Double TWill polish off the biggest tournament win in Cardinal history.
10:00 Hit the road and head back home knowing that the party starts again in two days so you'd bett rest up for whats ahead.
I strongly urge any and every true Cardinal to join our Congregation for our service on Sunday. Father Rick would appreciate your support.