As I watched the screen of a "netbook" style laptop waiting for the next play to refresh, I remember the sense of victory I had when the 49ers got the ball back late in the 4th quarter. I was unable to see the game live or otherwise due to a friend's birthday party we were attending. "Just get some first downs and you will have beaten a team many thought you couldn't hold a candle to!" I said.á Then San Francisco went 3 and out on consecutive running plays and were forced to punt the ball back to the Vikings and Mr. Fourth-Quarter himself with ample time left on the clock. Nervously I stared at the 10.1 inch screen, hoping beyond all hope that the next "bar" indicating the previous play's progress wouldn't be one that extended to the end zone, or even close. Prayers answered.á As I saw t ...
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