A few weeks ago before the BCS National Championship game I had a dream about Penn State playing Auburn for the title and winning.
The game was a battle, but the QB play by Penn State was outstanding: 21-24, 250 yards, 4TDs, 0 INTs, and couldn't be stopped. Short passes, intermediate throws, running when needed, just overall smart, athletic QB play.
The Niff was Penn State's QB.
She had 3 TDs in the game and her teammates had her on her shoulders, pigtails all bunched up under her helmet.
It was so vivid I talked about it for a few days and just had flashbacks about it. Maybe because of my Penn State hat? Maybe because Joe Pa is the man? Maybe because she embodies the heart of a lion: Dignified, courageous, magnificent? Maybe because even though it was a dream no one has ever made me prouder than the Niff?
Probably all of the above.