Saturday, April 4, 2009
New ball game. Score: 0-0.
Jim Tedisco and Scott Murphy could not be any closer. The votes are tied at this point, so it's anybody's game. As a former girls' varsity basketball coach who won back to back conference championships and was state-ranked, I understand the drama of coming out of half-time tied with the other team. It doesn't matter what the scoreboard reads, whether it's 50-50 or 12-12. It doesn't matter which team went on a 10-2 run to end the first half and appears to have the momentum. It doesn't even matter if your star player went 0 for 10 from the field. What matters is that in theory both teams are at 0-0 and it's anyone's game.
This is the position Tedisco and Murphy seem to be in. Right now it's half-time, and we--the crowd--await the winner of the big game. The players are rested, the floor has been swept, and the stakes are high.