Friday, August 31, 2007

It's Friday, I'm in Love

with gameday, bitches!

UPDATE: T - 1 hour till departure for Gaylord sponsored OU - I don't know what the field's called anymore - Nokia Mountain Dew Taco Bell Stadium. Whatever. It's almost time. I'm feeling pretty good about things, except for this: Applecrap State trounced Michigan. If it can happen to them, it can happen to us. Humility is the name of the game. Well, until we run up the score so high I leave for the bars in the third quarter, then I will mercilessly taunt Michiganers. Ha! I've got my camera and am focusing on #s 2, 8 and 9. Later bitches!

And so it begins. Tomorrow marks the first game of what promises to be a roller coaster of a season. I will laugh, I will cry, it will be better than Cats. I'm going to let you in on a little secret, though. I really don't know all that much about college football. I grew up in Norman, took classes at OU during high school, my brother might or might not be attending and my parents got all of their 1400 degrees there, so you know, I'm a fan. Plus, Smith didn't have a football team (although, the rugby/softball/soccer teams kicked some serious super small obscure conference ass) and, sorry New England, but you guys just don't get college ball. I'd rather watch a high school game. In fact, once, at the Dartmouth homecoming game against Columbia, I actually saw a kid from high school playing a keg as part of the marching band. Huh? I don't think so. That's no way to treat the season. Where was I? Oh yes. So, I'm excited about tomorrow. When I last lived in Norman, my games were spent watching the disasters that were the Gibbs, Schnellencrapper and Blake regimes. As soon as I leave, Stoops swoops in and works miracles. Figures. Oh, and then the extended fam attacked us for our season tickets, which meant even if I happend to be randomly home for a game between 2001 and 2006, I couldn't go. Except the one where we got our ass handed to us by OSU. Sad day. Blah blah blah, now I get to go and am psyched! I've talked Lacey into being my specator-partner. It's gonna rock. Except it will be hot. I don't mind sweating and smelling, but I'm worried for the people around me. But hey, blow me. It's football season.

Goals for the season (in no particular order):

1. Crash a random tailgate party with my awesomeness.
2. Get on the field.
3. Not spill my drink all over someone as I precariously climb the 6,421.3 stairs up to our absolultely horrible, but traditional seats.
5. Get hit on.
6. Hear my mom swear like a sailor.
8. See my face on TV!
9. Actually know what's going on this season instead of just being happy with wins and saddened by losses. (It was hard to follow in the MA because games were never shown.)
10. Learn to make better/funnier goal lists (as you know, my limit is three, which was exceeded last night, making this morning not so much fun).

So, let the games begin. Pictures to follow after tomorrow, surely.


CrimeNotes said...


Hoping to see Notre Dame lose tomorrow and Cal beat Tennessee.

Have fun.

Dan said...

I love gameday bitches too. Go Sooners! And you're right about the Northeast not having good college football, BC notwithstanding.

Clinton said...

Hook 'em Horns, beeyotch!!!

blythe said...

CN - oh yeah, down with notre dame.

dan - i forgot about BC. but good to hear you're for the sooners.

clinton - oh no you di'int. or whatever. upside down horns.

stew said...

ummmm go Our Team

Michael5000 said...

Oh my yes! We got started last night with our OSU thumping on Utah, mostly by crushing the bodies and dreams of their quarterback and running back. But not on purpose, so it's cool.

Since I am experimentally rooting for Oklahoma this year, just to see how it feels (reasoning here), ahem.... "Go Sooners! Beat North Texas!"

North Texas? Man, I hope they are getting a biiiiig paycheck for this....

TK said...

Yeah, the northeast does suck for college ball... that's why I went to college in Wisconsin. Now THERE'S a state that loves it's football. I mean.. damn.

Sooners schmooners.

5 of 9er said...

We'll need to see photo proof... especially of #2 and #5.

d said...

as long as you're playing texas—GO SOONERS!

when you're playing any team from ks. um. no. go 'Hawks or Wildcats.

have fun. i'm so glad it's good sports season again.

Jess said...

Thanks to the bastards at Comcast and the geniuses behind the Big Ten Network, I won't get to see any Golden Gopher football until their first Big Ten game, I think.

Nice going, assholes!

Boyd Street said...

getting on the field is quite fun, but unfortunately, i don't see it happening any time soon. the last time it occured was freshman year when we beat Nebraska and destroyed the goal post. and then a security guard maced Josh Heupel. good times. well, for me because i didn't get maced.

oh god i can't wait. it's gonna be amazing.

Beau said...

The field is still Owen Field, I no longer refer to the stadium, as they have separate names. Seriously he already had the journalism college, could they not put "Gaylord" on the only structure that gets national coverage several times a year.

Dan said...

fucking Appalachian State! First they beat my UMass Minutemen in the 1AA Championship game last year and now they end my favorite Div 1 team's season on the first day. bastards.

Dan said...

I'm a little concerned about the Sooners' offense. I don't know if they have enough weapons to get the job done.