I've mentioned before that Parker and I aren't huge sports people. NFL, MLB, NBA... not what you will find us watching on a Friday night. However, there is one very large exception: Aggie football. We live for this stuff. Going to football games as students are some of our very favorite memories. We've seen our team be really good and really quite terrible, and the whole thing's just plain fun.
Today is the first Aggie football game against South Carolina, and we couldn't be more ready! Honestly, I have no idea if we will win or lose, but I can't wait to watch and find out. We are really interested to see how the Ags do without Johnny football. People either love or hate Johnny Manziel as a person, but most people can agree that the man can play football. He made our debut into the SEC a successful one, and we are going to miss seeing him successfully pull hail mary plays on the field every single game. I'm excited to see how we do in the post-Johnny era.
Since we are grown-ups now (so overrated), we can't attend every game at Kyle Field like we want to. Thanks to football parties, games are still just as fun. We started hosting football parties with our Aggie friends in Pensacola, and I think we can all say those were some of our favorite Saturdays. What's not to love about obnoxious amounts of food, pups playing, and the Aggies winning (sometimes)? Football parties are back, and I am so excited to hang out with friends tonight and watch the Aggies hopefully kick some South Carolina butt.
In honor of Aggie football season, here are some throwbacks from attending footballs games as students. We typically took pictures either before the game started or after it ended. The stands were so packed that we all literally stood sideways on the bleachers the entire game, so picture-taking went out the window. Yes, we stand the entire game, but we do sit at halftime! Sweating in 100+ degree temps, being packed in the stands like sardines, making sure not to lock your knees so you don't pass out... ah the good old days. Take me back!
These next two pictures are from our all-time favorite game. We played #8 Nebraska our senior year and won 9-6. The only points scored were field goals, and it was so close and intense the entire time. After we kicked the final field goal and won, everybody rushed the field. That's the only time I had ever seen everyone rush the field, hugging, screaming, cheering. It was seriously the best moment.
Fun fact: today is our engagementiversary! On this day 4 years ago, Parker asked me to be his wife. He asked in Aggieland of course, so let's call it loosely related to this post. I wrote all about our engagement here if you'd like to read about it!