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Comment 30 Sep 2018

I was at the 2016 game as well as last night's game.  For both games, the stadium was unbelievably loud.  Aside from the visitor's section and a few patches of Scarlet & Gray, there was white everywhere.  The pumped-in noise and video scoreboard kept the home team's enthusiasm up with videos of PSU victories over OSU (lots of clips from 2016).

In 2016, we were able to go for most of the day and tailgate with friends of the better half.  Everyone was very friendly and what was striking was the lack of faith (for the most part) they had in PSU.  Comments such as "I hope it's still a game by halftime."  Obviously, the after-game enthusiasm was huge.

This year, the confidence was definitely higher.  Our tickets for both 2016 and 2018 were from season ticket holders in the alumni section with older families and the comments were VERY different this year.  Even to the point of the gentleman behind me stating that Michigan isn't OSU's rival anymore...it's PSU.  In 2016, they hoped not to be embarrassed off the field. This year, they expected to win.

The crowd and atmosphere was electric and their fans were in the game the whole time.  I can't imagine how loud and intimidating it must be to be on the field with a sea of white and white pom-pom's everywhere.  Their student section is huge and on the drives that started there (the 96-yard drive at the end of the game started in the student section), it had to be next-to-impossible to hear anything.

For the most part, everyone was very friendly (again, I was sitting with an older crowd) and didn't say anything too vile about the team and players.  At the end, it was very quiet walking out of the stadium.  Stunned disbelief sums up what I saw. EVERYONE couldn't believe they took the ball out of McSorley's hands on the 4th and 5 play (I couldn't either).  And calling those time outs hurt once they turned the ball over.

Overall, it was a great experience and this year's outcome made the trip that much better.

Comment 30 Aug 2017

*Spoilers in link*

When I read the series for the first time, I learned that AFFC and ADWD (in the words of the author in the link below) "cover the same time period but split up the characters".  

I stumbled upon a guide to reading the chapters of the books in a roughly chronological order and it made the 2nd (and 3rd...and 4th...) re-reads much more immersive.


Comment 30 Jan 2016

This was a very interesting article.  In looking back to my early 20's and prospect of seeking employment, nobody told me what to look for in a job in terms of benefits, retirement options, healthcare, etc. 

Then I think about these players looking to enter the NFL draft with the potential to make an amount of money that will sustain not only themselves, but generations after them.  How do you know what needs to be in a contract? Incentives, etc.

Do college programs offer any insight into this? I can imagine it would be a slippery slope for them when discussing anything related to agents.

Comment 24 Jan 2016

One of my favorite groups.  When you look at the talent they had backing them up, you appreciate just how good that band was.  So many great songs with one of my favorites being "Hey Bartender". And the movie?  That's icing on the cake.  

"Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips!"

Comment 19 Jan 2016

If I could give you an upvote, I would.  That has to be in the Top 5 for Winning The Internet candidates today.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around how the Uof* board or team of lawyers allows this to happen. In the post-Sandusky era, one would think teams would err way, way, WAY on the side of caution to minimize any situation that could lead to a problem down the road.  And not just a small problem. A "set your program back years" type of problem. #Creepover indeed.

Comment 06 Jan 2016

With vivid clarity, I can recall the first (of way, way, WAY too many) beer bongs to Kickstart (see what I did there?) the day of our halfway party in college.  The frat house was rocking at 7AM that day my friends.  

Time to fire that CD up and take her for a spin.