I live in a college town where football is quite literally a way of life. I wish I were joking, because I am so athletically inclined I’m not sure how I manage to walk from point a. to point b. without difficulty on most days. Let alone participate or understand what is going on in oh, any, sporting event for that matter. Except baseball – that one I know very well! Yay me! But, I have come to the realization that living in a town that focuses solely on sports, fitness, and organic EVERYTHING probably isn’t the best match for my personality.
This weekend is Labor Day weekend, for those of you who have been living under a rock, or just don’t have any contact with the outside world. But in Northwest Arkansas, or ALL of Arkansas for that matter, it is not JUST Labor Day weekend…it is the first Razorback game of the season! Which, is pretty exciting. Now when I say pretty exciting, I do not mean exciting because I get to watch a football game. No, no. I am excited because any event that allows me to cook massive amounts of unhealthy finger foods, wear adorable red Razorback t-shirts with matching flip flops, put a cute little Razorback sticker on my face and hang out with my family, is an exciting day. My brother on the other hand, would beg to differ with me. He IS the ultimate sports fan. And so is his wife, so it’s probably good they found each other. They are HUGE fans of watching sports, talking about sports; playing sports…you name it. So when the first Razorback game comes on television they are literally “in it to win it.” They know exactly what is occurring, what the little yellow flags mean, all of that good stuff. I basically understand that when one of our guys starts running really fast, and there is NO ONE around him, that is a good thing. See? I catch on.
Anyways, I live IN Fayetteville - the HOME of the Razorbacks, University of Arkansas, and Tusk himself. Again for those of you who don’t know who Tusk is, he is the actual mascot. And this year’s freshman class is the largest freshman class the University of Arkansas has EVER had on record, which means, we are going to have the most people in Fayetteville for any Razorback game EVER on record THIS weekend.
I. Am. So. Sad.
As if traffic isn’t bad enough on a regular basis when the U of A is in session, we are going to have a ton of people here this weekend. And I get it, yay more revenue for the city, more exposure, woo-hoo. But no. We are being told that there are going to be SO many people in town using cell phones, that towers may go down, internet services may be slower, and crime will probably temporarily rise. FOR FOOTBALL.
Oh well. At least I get to look adorable!
I even flipped it around so you could read my shirt! I am so rad. But unfortunately the changes didn't stay when I put it in my blog formatting...so that kind of stinks...but you get the idea!
Anyways – this blog is being posted LATE as usual…we won the game. Our car was hit while parked, and no one confessed to it, and we survived the first Razorback game of the season after sitting in traffic for 2 hours while waiting to pull into our driveway.
All in all, it was a good day tater.