My roommate Chris got back from the law school a little while ago. (His Legal Writing memo is due tomorrow.) He said there were 50 or so people watching the end of the game in the student lounge. Among them was Rob, the aforementioned Sox fan who lives in our apartment complex. According to Chris, Rob appeared extremely tense until the very last out was recorded — “I really think he honestly believed they were going to lose, even when there were two outs,” Chris said — but then, a split-second after the game ended, Rob basically exploded, yelling something to the effect of: “OH MY F***ING GOD!!!! WE F***ING WON THE F***ING WORLD SERIES!!!!!” He then reportedly sprinted across the lounge, jumped on top of the tables, leapt from table to table with astonishing speed, and ran out into the hallway, hooting and screaming all the way.
Heh. I wish I’d been there to see it.
(Incidentally, yes, I am staying up all night. I have to be at the football stadium in an hour to buy my basketball season tickets, so I figure I might as well. In the mean time, I’m reading Contracts. Well, I was reading Contracts, until Chris came home. Speaking of which… I gotta back to work!)
P.S. Along the same lines as Rob’s reaction is this blog post:
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Good roundup of Sox blog links here.