First game in Chicago as an MSU Alum 🙂
For the past 4 years, MSU football season is something I think every single Spartan looked forward to, including myself. But knowing that I can’t get up and tailgate with all 11 of my roommates at 6:00am is already causing depression for me. This past year a majority of the games were at noon, hence for the early wake-up call – which was usually Kelsey trotting through the upstairs hallway of our house with a whistle. And if it wasn’t that, then it was the sound of the band prepping just a half mile in on campus – by far the best alarm clock ever. The night before a Spartan tailgate is literally comparable to Christmas Eve for a 6 year old, you can’t sleep because you’re so anxious and excited… For some reason it always seemed to be a lot easier to get up at 6am knowing shots and beers were going to be drank within the next 20 minutes than getting up for an 8:00am class, not sure if that’s something I should admit to…
After seeing all the recent articles released about MSU Football – it seems as though I’ll be missing out on a good year to be a senior there 😦 After winning a school record of 11 games last year and taking a share in the Big Ten Championship Title, they’ve now been ranked #17 in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll. And I just read a recent article, With MSU’s Expectations High, Mark Dantonio warns of Overconfidence There’s, which to me it just sounds like the players are sure of their team and excited for what this season has in store for them.
I’m crossing my fingers that my work allows me to head back for at least three of the games this year. There’s just something about football that brings a school like State together, everyone can feel a part of something and everyone is alike – whether you’re a student or an “alum” – I cringed when typing that word 😦 But seriously, I’m already looking forward to those weekends I can head back “home” to spend with all my lovely and fellow Spartan family members 🙂