Sunday, October 08, 2006


That little figure, in a box score from last night's UNT homecoming game, should say it all. That's right, our homecoming game, against Florida International (who?) took seven overtimes to complete before the Mean Green finally prevailed, 25-22. It was the first time in school history (except during their brief time in Division I-AA) that a UNT game had gone into overtime; we were the last school who had not previously done that.

The overtime part was actually more successful--and interesting to watch--than the game itself, which went slowly in regulation (the Green were up by a baseballish 5-0 at the half). After a while, it started to become funny as the teams swapped missed field goals, but UNT senior kicker Denis Hopovac came through in the end. All told, it took around four-and-a-half hours to complete the game, and then they had a short fireworks show (phone-cam picture will be posted here eventually). All in all, it was cool to go back for homecoming, and this is a game that won't soon be forgotten.

Also in sports: It's happened again--a new father has named his son ESPN (and the mom is OK with the idea).

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