They say the older you get, the faster time seems to go by. Well, both of those things absolutely, positively stink except for one small benefit….the time between football seasons seems to be getting shorter!
It wasn’t that long ago that my team, Georgia Tech, ended an 11-3 season with a Orange Bowl championship. A season that everyone predicted was going to be mediocre at best with most ‘experts’ concluding we’d come in near the bottom of our division. Not me. For some reason, I was bullish on the Yellow Jackets and thought we might have a 9 win season including a ‘decent’ bowl game. Now, I just have to hope that Tech doesn’t fall prey to our past amazing seasons and follow it up with something dismal (remember 1991). I predict 10 season wins this year if Justin Thomas stays healthy. I’ll be on the Flats in THREE days to watch toe meet leather and cheer on my Ramblin’ Wreck.
Regardless of whatever happens to my team, I cannot believe football season is here. We even had a little fall weather this week to get us truly in the mood! Everything is looking up my friends.
The highlight of the season this year will be a girl’s trip to see the Notre Dame v. Georgia Tech game! This is extra special for so many reasons. (1)It’s a cool road trip for the Jackets (2)Watching any football game at South Bend is a bucket list item for both of us (3) Denise’s dad went to Notre Dame so it is extra special for her and I am so thrilled to share it with her and (4) It’s a girl’s trip with my best friend….a friend who is called “best friend” by countless numbers of people because she’s that amazing! Chicago and South Bend won’t be the same after we are done with them!!!
So, let the games begin. The smell of pigskin is in the air (actually, that might be a bit disgusting if it were…but you know what I mean, right?!) Bring on the fall weather, outdoor fires, cold beverages, smack talk, high-fives, football parties and buffalo chicken dip!!