This time of year is when all of the colleges are hosting their spring practices before taking time off for the end of school and beginning of summer. A lot of colleges also are holding their annual spring football game.
And last Saturday the college I went to, The University of Houston held their annual “Red & White” game. It was basically a glorified practice game which was held on campus, open to the public, and free. So when you throw in the “free” word and “football” together, well the kids and I just had to go to it.
I dragged the kids (no not literally, they were happy to go) to my old school and watched the best two hours of my life since the Superbowl. You see I got to see FOOTBALL being played, live and in person. Yes I know I am into football like a crack addict is into crack, but I was able to get my fix.
We took in the sights and sounds of the game. The hitting, the cheering, the sounds of the ball hitting the ground, the whistles, and all of the sounds of the game in its purest form were heard. And for two hours last Saturday, it was great to have my old friend back.
The kids had such a great time that they have even semi talked me into buying season tickets for the upcoming season.
Well until August my old friend, I shall miss you.