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For The First Time in Forever

Monday, October 1, 2018   /   by Drew Wisdom

For The First Time in Forever

What happens once in a lifetime? The things that only occur once in your lifetime are usually things like marriage (if you’re lucky), becoming a parent for the first time, buying that first house, and the feeling you get when you first drive a car. Those are BIG moments, normally life altering moments. And I would argue that just a few weeks ago a different once in a lifetime moment happened to UK fans (under the age of 32) everywhere. In case you haven’t heard the UK football team beat the UF football team for the first time in 32 years! That’s the first time in my LIFETIME! I’ve gotten married, driven a car, live in a house, and have even sat courtside at a UK basketball game; and until 2 weeks ago I had never experienced what it’s like to beat Florida. Normally those “once in a lifetime” moments are life altering moments. And I would argue that since that win all of Big Blue Nation has had a major life change: we ALL believe now! We finally got passed the largest hurdle that we’ve been so close to for the last 5 years! Now all of BBN is excited about the football season for the first time since Andre Woodson, or possibly even Tim Couch’s days; and he was a former number 1 overall pick in the NFL draft! If I have learned anything from the last 31 years of defeat it’s this: if you continue to push hard, constantly grow, and keep fighting-eventually you will accomplish whatever goals you have! As a BBN member, I can honestly say I rooted for them, but never actually expected the win. The players had a different mindset though; that belief led to a whole new perspective for all of us. They gave us what we needed-belief, now we owe it to them to give them what they need-support! The one thing I’ve taken away from this years win can be summed up in 1 word-GRIT! If you have that, anything is possible!! Even a potential SEC East title ;) GO CATS!