The 13 Days of Christmas: RG3

Why 13 days? Because that’s how long my kids are out of school!

Robert Griffin III with the Heisman Trophy

Tonight, we are going to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio to see Robert Griffin III (aka RG3) play for Baylor University. I cannot describe how much this means to Baylor folks and Wacoans like me. Oh wait, I did try to describe it in my January column.

In short, it’s about believing. Believing when you thought that belief was just one of those things you were denied, and you learned to live without it and go through the motions. And you pretended you believed, but you really didn’t. Then, slowly, it all began to change. You didn’t trust it because trust was no longer a tool in your shed. And as months went by, and the news kept getting better (of all things!) you found yourself standing proud, amazed.

Thanks, RG3. Whatever happens tonight doesn’t matter. Just go out and have fun.



  1. Okay. So now I’m going to have to find out what it means to Baylor folks and Wacoans like you! 🙂

    But first, I must run off to catch a flight to Vancouver to visit my eldest daughter. I believe it will be an amazing week — and know that even though I didn’t think my heart could take a Christmas without her presence, it did.

    Have a lovely day and time at the game!!!! soak it up and come back to share the adventure. I’ll be waiting to hear all about it.

  2. Couldnt have said it better myself.

  3. Too fun! I love you 13-day plan (I might steal if for next year!)

  4. Its a GREAT day for Baylor !!!
    sooooooooo fun !!!
    Glad that you got to be a part of the thrill of the night !
    WOW !!!

    Loved your post—so well said !

    GO BEARS !!!!

  5. This brought tears to my eyes and SO TRUE!! It’s been like re-living my fourth grade year in Waco when we made it to the Cotton Bowl.