My little sister Kailyn begins her first classes at Oregon State University today. Considering our family typically prefers the Ducks, it was an audacious choice, but I guess educational preferences should win out over athletics.
As you may have heard, the Beavers pulled off a stunning upset over the #1 ranked USC Trojans last Thursday, throwing the college football world into flux. Kailyn was at that game. It was her first. That's how you start college life. "I was almost trampled!" she told us excitedly.
But here's the weird thing:
This was the second time in Oregon State history the Beavs beat a #1 ranked opponent. The other was 41 years ago, a 3-0 victory over the O.J. Simpson-lead Trojans. It was the only Oregon State football game my dad has ever attended.
Sports fans are notoriously superstitious, I know, but think about it: the members of my immediate family have attended two Oregon State football games, 41 years apart, and both were stunning upsets over the #1 ranked Trojans.
My wife Mindy, the newest member of the Green family, was not impressed. She made fun of me, in fact. This may be due to Mindy being a USC alum...not sure.