"I'm getting a little older and I guess during something like that I become very animated and use sometimes questionable language," Buss said. "In this particular case, I thought it was going to be a very tough tussle and I wanted to be kind of free to jump up and down and scream and kick things.
"I talked Jimmy into staying with me, and I had Jeanie with me. It became kind of a family affair in our room where we could all shout and holler without making a spectacle of ourselves. We didn't pop a [champagne] cork, but we sure danced around and held hands."