One more for the Gripper…
The funny thing about this post title is that I’ve never actually seen the 1940’s movie, Knute Rockne: All American. The film starred Ronald Reagan who played Notre Dame’s starring athlete, George Gipp. You’ve probably either seen it, or know about it from that famous line, “Win just one for the Gipper.” Apparently this is what George Gipp said to his coach, Knute Rockne, from his hospital bed before dying from a throat infection at the ripe old age of 25. (Geeze, I’m glad I don’t live in the 1940’s. What kind of crap doctors did they have back then anyway?) Here’s the full quotation from which the line is derived:
“Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys – tell them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Gipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Rock. But I’ll know about it, and I’ll be happy.”
I apologize for the long introduction into today’s post. I couldn’t help myself. By the way, for those of you who might be interested, Madame Weebles came up with my blog nick name, Grippy. That’s when I started calling her simply, Weebs. Once again, I digress.
A few posts back I asked all of my blogging friends to send some good house selling prayers, energy, vibes, etc. my way. My house has been on the market for 16 months. To say I’m fed up with the whole process would be a gross understatement. Anyway, all of you will be interested to know that the same couple, the people you sent your power packed prayers to, are coming back tomorrow for a second showing!! YAY!!! Isn’t that amazing? Do you suppose that the energy and prayers that you guys put out there really made a difference? I do!!
So I’m asking all of you, to do it again — one more for the Gripper. The showing is at 10:00 am tomorrow. I’m hoping for perfect house showing conditions.
Hey, if I end up selling my house to this couple, I think it will be safe to assume that this blogging community has some potent mojo that we can all tap into. There is, after all, strength in numbers. Don’t buy any lottery tickets just yet. I’ll keep you posted.