No, true story. My Dad went to a Syracuse game to watch a friend play. I was in the four to five years old range. He came home from his weekend away and said he had a present. And he handed me a Syracuse shirt. It was orange. I cried and ran to my room. This is not the most gracious story of my life, right? Long story short: I didn’t like orange. And yes, I apologized to my Dad. I wasn’t a total meanie-head.
While I do like the color orange nowadays, I won’t be sporting it today either as Penn State comes up against Syracuse at 3:30 this afternoon. We’ll all be wearing some navy and white. I’ve decided to go the eBay route for the boys’ PSU gear as the backorder is still in place from the first attempt. LittleBrother’s sweatsuit should be here before next week and I’m sure it will be 90milliondegrees and he won’t be able to wear it yet. BigBrother has been harder to dress thus far. Soon, soon.
I’ve spent this morning learning more about the Penn State, Syracuse rivalry. (Parts one and two.) I love history lessons. And I love football. And that’s a good read. More importantly, Penn State won the last matchup in 1990. And they’re predicted to do so again today. (Of note, the previously linked blog refers to Paterno as a “veritable coaching god among mere mortals.” Can I get an “Amen” from someone?)
Trust me. We’ll watch today. We’ll root for Penn State. But the excitement level of this game in the Fire House is rather low. Then again, the Nittany Lions could use some more trouncing experience for their bigger matchups later this year. Right? Right.
And don’t forget, tomorrow is Steelers Sunday Snapshots day. Who is joining us this week?