September 25, 2013

What A Comeback!

September 25, 2013 Photo of the day: "Oracle Team USA"

Today, I witnessed Oracle Team USA’s defense of the America's Cup, one of the most incredible comebacks in the history of sports. Oracle won 11 races to score the 9 points required for victory (due to a two-race penalty imposed by the International Jury). Just last Wednesday, Oracle trailed Emirates Team New Zealand 1-8. With the challenger on match point, the defender closed out the series with eight consecutive victories. It has been such an exciting series and I have been glued to television and/or the computer for each race. Today's photo is actually a screen shot of my iPad as I watched Oracle cross the finish line in San Francisco Bay. America's Cup will stay in America!

This America's Cup series was even more exciting for me because I stood in San Francisco's America's Cup Park just weeks ago as Oracle prepared to defend the Cup, the oldest trophy in international sports!