Our beloved Vols played a wonderful defensive game but it wasn't enough to make up for Erik Ainge's bad throws toward the end of the game. We had looked forward to this game all week and were hoping our team could hang with LSU and win the SEC championship.
We started our Saturday by putting some pork in the smoker. We invited hubby's family to come over and watch the game with us and I spent the morning throwing together our meal. We waited patiently for 4pm to roll around. As we watched the first half of the game, we were surprised and hopeful. Our Vols were really playing physical and looking good. Things were going well until the fourth quarter, when our QB threw an interception that was run back for a touchdown. We thought we might be able to recover, until he threw another interception shortly after, which sealed the deal for LSU.
I have to say that it is really, really hard to be a sports fan and watch your team lose. I think Tennessee fans are so ready for an SEC/National championship team. It didn't happen this year. Maybe next year.....
Tonight, we're going to try and cheer ourselves up by taking my FIL to Knoxville to watch the Lady Vols play North Carolina. This is a yearly tradition for myself, hubby, my FIL, and our oldest daughter. Both our mens and womens basketball teams are ranked high and doing well. Let's hope the Lady Vols can keep it together tonight and beat NC. I don't think I could take another loss so soon :-o)