I've always believed that of the three virtues, Hope is the most important. From it, Faith and Charity flow, in my opinion.
I am one of those who taped the game and went to work (damn, why did we play on a freaking work day?) but one who will now happily watch the game and not delete it from the DVR like I did so many games this season, five of them to be exact. And, I deleted a few wins, such as Navy and some others that I choose not to remember.
But, the off-season won't seem as long, and this season ends with hope for the future.