Okay, so I know this is off-topic since I’m not blogging about Taiwan and Asia, but since it happened while I was in Taiwan, I’ll blog about it anyway.
On January 2, 2013 at around 4:45am (Taiwan Local Time), Northwestern finally snapped it’s 64-year drought and won it’s first bowl game since 1949. I’ve been waiting 17 years for this day, when in 1996 I had the Cats come home with me to Pasadena during my freshman year to watch them play in the Rose Bowl, only to see them fall to USC.
Since then, we’ve had 9 bowl games… and 9 bowl losses.
But finally, this year, we snapped that streak.
The only thing that makes me sad is that I wasn’t able to actually watch the game — ESPN’s app requires you to have a valid subscription with one of the affiliated cable companies in the US in order to watch games (darn you US cable companies!!!). But I was up, listening to the game live on streaming internet radio starting at around 3am while Lani and Jennica were asleep.
I was glad I didn’t wake them up with all my hooting and hollering.
Oh, and so was Lani.