Thursday, October 18, 2007

I hope to see you all at The Birthplace of College Football tonight

I'll be the one wearing scarlet and screaming real loud. You won't be able to miss me.

We've got to get those people in the center seats (you know the ones I mean, the sections that actually have red aluminum backrests) up off their rears and making some eardrum-shattering screams while the Knights are on defense tonight. Really, is being 85 and having been a season-ticket holder since 1955 (the year before the University of South Florida was founded, and 42 years before they had a football team) any excuse for not acting like a maniac and hollering yourself hoarse at a game of this magnitude.

The least they can do is participate fully in the antiphonal R and U screams, and learn to chant the following at the correct point in The Bells Must Ring after each score: R U rah rah! R U rah rah! / Hoo-rah Hoo-rah Rutgers rah! / Upstream Red Team / Red Team Upstream / Rah Rah Rutgers Rah! Let's show the bullfans wearing green and gold what real football tradition looks and sounds like.

Does this feel exactly like the anticipation leading up to the Louisville game last November 9th, or what? I don't know how I'm going to make it through the next six hours.

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