Thanks to Matt Daniels for including her in the article.
Sadly, Alabama lost to LSU, but Illinois had the biggest comeback in their history to beat Michigan State 37-34. Forever know in our family as “The Sign Game”.
Turns out her sign and her Illinois flag make it on TV a few times.
Sadly, the tech guy at the resort was on Mexican time and was 30 minutes late opening the hotel bar. I started getting texts that “Ashton is on TV!”. We thought for sure we missed her...
We had ESPN on our TV in our room at the resort... but it was in Spanish. The hotel was kind enough to open a bar at 9:00 am (opens at 5) so we could watch College Gameday in English in the hope we might see Ashton’s sign once.
Someone loves her present and her past. This sign is her attempt to get Illinois Football a glimpse on ESPN’s College Gameday. They were in Tuscaloosa for the latest “Game of the Century” between #1 LSU and #2 Alabama.
She was hoping to be on TV once. Just once.
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