The family and I went to a Christmas party for my wife's side of the family yesterday. They are mostly USC grads and fans. I had my LSU hat, LSU socks and LSU jacket on amongst the enemy. That was fun ! They talked about the plane tickets they had purchased, the phone calls they made to me 2 weeks ago about where to stay in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl etc. Then it was time to eat. I was asked to bless the food and say the prayer. With LSU and USC fans holding hands for prayer, it went something like this: Dear Jesus, We are all thankful for Christmas because without your birth and you in our lives' there would be no Christmas. We thank you for all you have done and continuing to show us the true meaning of Christmas. Finally and most importantly Father we ask for a LSU win and a USC loss ! Amen. Needless to say the crowd wearing purple and gold were on their feet while the USC fans chuckled.