Hokie Football, of course! Tonight is the season opener, vs. Boise State, at Fed Ex Field @ 8 pm. But you already knew that, I’m sure. In fact, I bet you’ve already started tailgating and are reading this from your iPhone.
To kick off the season of the best football team from the best college in the country, I made my girls some Virginia Tech dresses. They’re a hodge podge mash-up of two maroon effect and two orange effect shirts that were presents from our awesome VT-attending cousins. (We wear maroon effect shirts when playing teams that have orange in their colors, like UVA, and orange effect shirts when playing teams that have maroon, like FSU. That way there’s never any question about who we’re rooting for. It’s like a science, people.)
Good thing they’re comfy enough to wear as pjs, since kick-off is sometime around 3 a.m. our time.
Man, nothing makes me miss America more than football season. I get all teary-eyed just thinking about the whole thing. Sure, my heart beats a little faster and my eyes may well up a bit when I see the broadcast of PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” (especially this year, with Reba McEntire singing about life as a prostitute. So patriotic.) But nothing says I Love the USA to me more than beefy overgrown men in tight pants bashing their heads together amidst a cheering, screaming, half-naked, body-painted, hot dog eating, warm beer swilling crowd of fans 100,000 strong.
And nothing, but nothing, is better than Blacksburg, Virginia in the fall. As the old saying goes, if God wasn’t a Hokie, why did He make the leaves turn maroon & orange during football season?