Ummm Randy, Haslett High School is were I retired from in 2020 (social studies chair last 20 years and main world history and only AP US history teacher). Our youngest of 4 kids is a senior this year, so we’ll be wrapping up having kids in their system at the end of this year.I miss that, Jeff. EL in the fall is magical. My kids still live there and send their kids to Haslett schools, so all is good with the world.
A win always helps ease the pain of travel!Looked like a fun time! Especially with a win!
Speaking of "seats".....My daughter bought us lawn seats to see Earth Wind and Fire at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater. But since she bought them I had hip replacement surgery and sitting on the ground or in a low beach chair wasn't going to happen. So we went to the front gate looking to upgrade our seats but was told that it was a sold out show. No problem. We thanked her and I explained why we were trying to upgrade. She said follow me and she sat us in an ADA section about 50 feet from the stage. No charge! She really hooked us up and we appreciated it!A win always helps ease the pain of travel!
Good to be back home! First (of many I hope) trip to Camp Randall was a great experience!
The Army fans and players are top notch!!!
We had good seats, but they were sized for teenage girls, not adults.
Poor gal ahead of us stood up and leaned back to let a 300+ lb guy pass by. He smiled and said "No, I'm sitting right here" which was right next to her. She smiled politely, but you could sure see the disappointment in her body language! It was funny, even though I basically had him in my lap the whole time. Oh well, we're all there to have fun!
"Jump Around" is fun!
2 minutes is a LONG time for a 56 year old fella to jump up and down in such a confined place!
There simply isn't much in life that can beat the atmosphere of a college football game!
Funny you mentioned the Blue Hens! A guy I worked/retired with graduated from there and that's all I heard about for 28 years! Got a text from him that he's going to the game. Another Delaware story......saw them at JMU back in 2006/2007. They had a tall QB that was just flinging that ball all over the field. We were wondering who this kid was?!? Turned out it was Joe Flacco....I think that the Blue Hens will give your Dukes a good game.
Totally with you this.I agree. We try to go to one or two college games a year. That way it's a special occasion as well.
Also, if you go to a game, that's usually the only game you get to watch. Normal Saturdays I get at least 3 games in!
Sounds like a cool bucket list trip! I've been to a bunch of ACC college football stadiums. But only 1 Big 10 football stadium. Maryland! (Of course Maryland used to be in the ACC) It's probably half the capacity as the Big House but still a fantastic football game day experience!!!Totally with you this.
I was talking to wife last weekend. In retirement I had always wanted to go to 1 MSU Big Ten away games per year until we hit up all the conference schools.
In the course of our life (met in college) we’ve both been to the Big House for a couple of MSU games, and down to Columbus and the horse shoe (this one was in college, and boy was that crazy!).
Anyway, we have not been to any of the other Big Ten stadiums. Kind of a bucket list over time item of mine.
With Covid, it just fell out of sight and out of mind these past two years. Now my wife and I are talking about maybe beginning to do this starting next year when our youngest goes off to college and we are slightly more freed up in the fall. Looking forward to someday getting up to Camp Randel. Looks like an awesome atmosphere on TV.
That was so cool of you to do!!!Wife and I moved from WV to SC almost 40 years ago, but our blood still runs Old Gold and Blue. We are 500 miles from Morgantown and had season tickets from 2009 to 2019. We rarely missed a home game and always put on a big tailgate party in the Blue Lot next to the stadium. When we joined the Big 12 conference in 2012, we realized most of the visiting fans would be making their first trip to WV when they came. They would be making a significant effort by traveling a huge distance (our CLOSEST opponent is 861 miles away in Ames, IA). And we started with no rivalries. So we did whatever we could to make their trip unforgettable. I would join the opposing teams' forums and invite them to our tailgate and give them tips on what to see. On gameday, I'd roam the area and pull visiting fans over. We provided all the food and drinks and we'd have dozens of opposing fans at our party. I can't adequately express how rewarding it was. We made so many friends we still keep in touch with who would come back season after season.
Then Covid hit and then my wife got cancer. We skipped all of last season and thought we could go this Fall. Unfortunately, with her compromised immune system, there is no way for her to be safe in a huge crowd so we had to punt on this season as well. We're really looking forward to getting Covid and cancer behind us so we can get back to what we love.
We're at the point where the cream is starting to separate & rise to the top, and fans of some teams start to accept reality and begin the "maybe next year" process.