College football has returned.
I mostly know this because of a certain person
with whom I reside...and share a last name.
Z lives & breathes college football;
he plays college football trivia games
(anybody need to know the size ranking
of any college football stadium?),
constantly reminds me to 'make my picks',
listens for hours to college football talk radio,
and then, on GAME DAY, we have at least
3 games playing on various TVs & laptops.
Luckily for Z, I enjoy some college football, too,
especially when it comes to my Tigers.
But since Clemson is pretty far away,
we decided to take advantage of living in a college town
& experience the local fan scene.
The evening before the first home game
was the Pearl Street Stampede,
featuring an antique CU fire truck
carrying the 2001 championship team,
and a parade with the current team
and marching band
that led the way to a pep rally.
On Saturday we rode our bikes to campus
to check out the game day atmosphere.
I have to say that my favorite part of CU football
is Ralphie, the live buffalo mascot!
CU didn't win, it was hot, and we got sunburned,
but I have to admit...
it was really, really fun.
I think I've missed college football, too.
(Just don't tell Z I said that.)