All signs pointed toward the gridiron for a young Frank Thomas.
They told him the phone call would come between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. A call Frank Thomas has been dreaming about for as long as he can remember.
But it wasn't coming.
There aren't many local connections in tonight's BCS National Championship between Florida State and Auburn. So how can people from Chicago pick a side to support? Easy.