Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happiness is... College Football

One of our favorite things to do as a couple is attend college football games.  Nick attended BYU football games as a baby when his parent's were college students and Nick's Dad tried to get Nick to say the name of BYU's quarterback "Robbie Bosco" as his first words.  He was marginally successful as Nick's first word was "ball".

The tradition started for the two of us way back in the fall of 2005 when Nick bought Rachel season tickets to BYU football games.  Those 6 games were 6 great dates, and after the last one Nick proposed.  Ever since then college football games have been something we look forward to every fall.  This year we managed to attend two games - BYU vs. Air Force on September 11th and BYU vs. Colorado State on November 13th.

BYU vs. Air Force
The Air Force game was a great one to attend on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  The stadium was packed and before and during the game they shared stories from police, firefighters, and military personnel that were involved in the rescue efforts.

At half-time the marching band did a beautiful tribute to the Air Force Academy graduates who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan post-9/11.

The football game itself, however, was not so great for us BYU fans.  Air Force completely dominated the 2nd half en route to a 35-14 victory.  Nick wasn't too happy about that.
But overall it was still a great time.

BYU vs. Colorado State
Our second game of the season was in Fort Collins, Colorado on a very cold, snowy November afternoon.  It was hovering right around freezing at kick-off and only got colder after that.  We bundled up and met some friends from Longmont at the game.  Here is Rachel hanging out with the ladies.
The game went much better for BYU.  They rolled out to quick lead and never let off the gas, winning 49-10.  BYU's mascot Cosmo the Cougar was pretty happy about that.


So we're hooked on college football games.  It's a cheap way to spend time together and we look forward to the day when we can take our kids as well and make it family outing instead of just a date.

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