How do you articulate what you can’t even fathom? How do you express what you can’t comprehend?
This week, in my hometown, on the last day of the regular season, the Missouri Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks will play a football game, and the winner will be one game away from playing for a national championship.
There, I’ve written it, put it on the page, stared at it. And I still don’t quite believe it. The Missouri-Kansas game is the center of the football universe. In the best rivalry in sports, in the town that serves as the front for the border war, these two universities will play the biggest game in more than a century of hostilities.
I’ve written it again, and it’s starting to sink in. But I still can’t quite wrap my mind around it.
Still, I like it.