Last Wednesday, I covered the ending the Cubs’ 108-year World Series drought in Cleveland and was in the visiting locker room at Progressive Field for a celebration over a century in the making.
That was pretty cool to witness. But it doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate another good locker room celebration, even if there’s (obviously) significant less at stake and a 100 percent decrease in champagne and beer being sprayed: Wake Forest’s after beating Virginia, 27-20, to win its sixth game of the season and become bowl eligible for the first time since 2011.
Things got awfully bleak at Wake Forest toward the end of the Jim Grobe era and in the beginning of the Dave Clawson era, which started with back-to-back 3-9 seasons. But Wake Forest started beating teams on its own level this year — like Indiana, Duke and Syracuse — and will play its first December game since losing the 2011 Music City Bowl.
Here’s the celebration after Saturday’s game:
— Wake Forest Football (@WakeFB) November 6, 2016
Kudos to Clawson and that entire program for pulling itself up to six wins. Up next is a road trip to Louisville and a home game against Clemson, but after that there’s a season-ending game against Boston College that, if the Deacs win, would give them their first winning season since 2008.