How do you start to describe a game like that?
How do you start to describe a moment like that?
When I write game stories for The Heights, I feel like I do a generally good job of capturing and describing the game. But there are times and events where it becomes obvious why some people get paid to write about sports and others simply can't do it.
I definitely fall into the latter category - because I am at a loss for words. Every time you think you've seen everything, it seems like something even more dramatic and more incredible happens.
The dizzying 1:58 span in which Petrecki, Gerbe, and Smith all scored to help BC roar back from an 0-2 deficit to a 3-2 lead right before the end of the 2nd period ranks up there with the Matt Ryan-led comeback over Virginia Tech for one of the most exciting 3ish minute spans I have ever experienced.
Like I said, I'm really at a loss, and I feel the need to use the words of a real pro. To paraphrase the great Nick Hornby, author of Fever Pitch (the book about soccer, not the lame Jimmy Fallon movie):
'You'll have to forgive those of us who pick sporting moments as some of the best in our lives. It's not that we live horrible, depressing, or boring lives - it's just that the real world is so much less exciting, and doesn't have nearly as much potential for unexpected delirium.'
Props to the townies and the alumni for providing a great home advantage for BC this weekend - that was the best, loudest non-student BC crowd I've ever seen for hockey.
What a weekend.
I can't believe I have to wait two weeks now. It's gonna be a long wait.
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