Friday, September 01, 2006

Let's Go Mountaineers!

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.

11 comments:

Sadie said...

Is this when I tell you my DH is a Pitt fan?

Don't hate me, though, cause I don't care about Pitt one way or the other. ;)

andria said...

I like Pitt, just not when they are playing WVU..I support the Big East as a whole.

andria said...

Oh, and I guess he wouldnt' like my shirt that says Puck Fitt at all.

Lynsey said...

Go BC! That's all I have to say! :-)

OneHungMan said...

Ah, the alma mater of one of the great football names of all-time...Major Harris. Damn Hoosiers (Notre Dame)...Andria I'm sure knows what OneHung is talking about.

After reading the post, OneHung is hoping there are lots of letters behind your name if you spent SEVEN years there.

andria said...

Sophomore year I met Major Harris. My roommate knew him and I came in one day and he was sitting in our living room. It was weird.

He was quite stupid to quit after that year though.

I'm a big SL Rams fan because of Marc Bulger too.

Sadie said...

Yeah, he cheers for WVU when they play anyone else. Living in SEC country, he is a very vocal Big East fan...

Michelle said...

I have a friend that attended WVU :) It was fun reading about your nostalgia of your college football game days :)

Tracey said...

Wow Andria! I miss a few days of reading your blog and I miss a whole bunch of stuff!! Congrats on the preggo bit! Twin boys are in your immediate future... JUST KIDDING. Stop flippin me off through the computer screen! Geez...

:)

Shane said...

Yeah, I've been to the "pit" a few times myself...back in the day. They closed it down you know. Poor kids, where will they tail gate now? My hubby is all excited about the game tomorrow too. Tickets are going for over $300 each. Go 'eers!!!!!

firstborn said...

andria,
i know what you mean about being a wicked loyal, diehard fan....i'm that way (or was back in the day) a HUGE college basketball fan>>>my alma mater was depaul university & i had been a blue demon fan since i was in 8th grade! then when i went to georgetown for grad school, i remember being the ONLY person on the bus proudly wearing a BLUE DEMON hat & big ol' button the time the demons were in dc to play against the hoyas...but luckily, no one hurt me>>>to this day, i would take the demons over the hoyas!!! (& they are both my alma maters, lol!)

:) mary ann xoxo
p.s., wanted to also thank you for your awesome comments on my blog! i so appreciated what you said & i truly wish you all the best>>>yay, maybe i can come visit you in OH once you've settled...that would be wicked cool!