Dean Yockey thought their decision was made — they weren’t going to the Rose Bowl. Dean and his wife Becky “hemmed and hawed” when it was announced that Penn State would play USC in The Grandaddy of Them All. They decided against it after thinking about their four daughters.
Aside from two trips to Niagara Falls together, their daughter Jennifer said, the two haven’t taken a big trip alone in 30 years of marriage.
Yockey, a manager for training and development at Pitt Ohio Express in Pennsylvania, broke into tears when he opened a box given to him by family members. Inside was a bowl filled with red roses.
This video is a wonderful example of how sports can make people so happy.