IT'S FOOTBALL SEASON!
This is Mountaineer Field, my most favorite place in all the world. My blood runs blue and gold as I am huge West Virginia fan. I spent seven years, seven awesome years, attending West Virginia University and consider them to be among the best times of my life. I would like to say that I chose a college because it would give me a quality education, but that would be a lie. I went to WVU for the social activities and I was not disappointed. It doesn't rank up there as one of the top five party schools in the country each year for nothing. Home football Saturdays were legendary. My dorm mates and I would wake up before daylight and cruise down for our obligatory keg and onto the best, free tailgating spot in the place. We tailgated for hours before the game, during the game if it started to suck, and well after the game so as to avoid all the traffic. I even went on to graduate school so as not to miss a moment of the football fun. After graduation I would occasionally meet up with a friend or two and hit a game and after I hooked up with Derick I convinced him that he also was a Mountaineer fan so we purchased season tickets and sat through every home game. We had horrible seats, but I was happy. One of the worst things, for me, about leaving West Virginia seven years ago was giving up my football fix. For some damn reason, we get a lot of Longhorns on the tube and no Mountaineers, go figure.
So, tomorrow afternoon as I am sitting downtown in a crowded bar watching the season opener (against Marshall, should be spectacular), drinking my O'Douls (so sucks), and tearing up as they play the fight song, I will be just a little bit happier because very soon I will be just a stone's throw away from that beautiful field and maybe, just maybe, I can make it there in time to catch a game this year.
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