Saturday, October 3, 2009

Yes it's another BYU football post, just suck it up and deal with it, K. You know how much you look forward to these.

Okie dokie, peeps. It's time for yet another of my famous football posts. I know you have all been waiting with baited breath. And don't worry this post full of pictures will not disappoint. Let's just say that it was a heck of day for football.

I was not going to attend the game, but a very kind person in my ward offered me her tickets. She wasn't going and it was a very happy coincidence indeed. I invited my brother, but he had to work, and so I knew that T was up from down south and wanted to go. Thanks to facebook messaging, I invited her and she was thrilled. Who says blogging doesn't pay off?

I arrived at the game a little bit late because of not getting to Provo sooner. But better late than never. I made sure that I was properly attired in all my BYU gear. Here I took a shot of myself as I was entering the stadium.

And here I made the security guard take my picture. She might have muttered something about my craziness under her breath. I'm not quite sure.
Here is the sign they put up just for me. How did they know it would be necessary? Hmmmm.

T was slightly behind me in the drive up, so I watched from the entrance until she got there. After purchasing kettle corn, we made our way up to our seats.

I had not been to these seats and so asked another kind orange coated young man. He gave directions, and we proceeded to where we thought the seats were. Of course they were in the middle of the row and so we made about twelve people stand up as we made our way to the seats. Now mind you, I had a large coat, sweat shirt, and bag overflowing in my arms. And T of course had her cozy. No offense Kristina, but the cozy is uber soft. People were kind and pretended they were not annoyed at us as we trampled on their toes.

Funny thing someone else was sitting in our seats. Not so funny, we were in the wrong section. And so we made our way back over all the people we had just annoyed. All the time saying "So sorry, pardon me, excuse me." We were not pop-u-lar at all. Not even a little.

At this point there was only 3 minutes until half time. So I suggested we sit in the aisle. And then we noticed two empty seats right on the aisle. We sat there, instead of treading all the way to the middle of another row.

It just so happens that four blog souls sisters met up at half time. It was so cool. Here are T, me, April, and Barbaloot. Are we just the cutest thing you have ever seen? Yeah, I thought so too. I totally loved Barb's cute white coat. Very stylish and color coordinated.

T took this picture of me as we made our way closer to high five the team.
And she was also kind enough to snap this shot of me in the process of the high five.
After the game, T had to go home with her husband, but I went and hung out with April. She taught me the stalker skill of hanging out by the locker room entrance so you can see the players when they leave. And who did we bump into, but Queen's mom, who also happens to be Max Hall's grandmother. Of course we needed a picture with her.
Here I am with a pile of stadium chairs. Don't ask why I got this picture, but it was covered with BYU and so I needed my picture with them.
And here I am with Brian Karia. And who is that popping into the picture aka the Sound of Music, cuckoo song. So funny April. Love ya, girl.
And guess who was next, to play the "Get your picture with the nuttiest fan ever" game. Yes that's right. Coleby Clawson. The very player who put the hit on Sam Bradford and took him out of the game when we played Oklahoma. Look at me, I am not the least bit happy and excited about that, now am I.
And here was April's turn to get her picture with Coleby. His wife was a good sport about sharing him with us.
The next contestant, Manase Tonga. Yes people, how cute is he. And he can run also.
Dennis Pitta and Max Hall showed up next. I didn't make them get their picture with me because I got my picture with them last year. I did snap this shot of Dennis chatting it up with some kids.
Now Jan Jorgensen. He is a big guy. Such a good sport also.

And last, but surely not least, ME AND HARVEY UNGA!!! I can't believe it. You just have to pick these people out of the crowd as they leave the stadium. Harvey likes to sneak out and try to avoid some of the crazies like me. But it was not to be. I had to wait behind several small boys, but finally it was my turn.

All in all, it was amazing. I loved it all, but feel like I didn't really see the game. Maybe I will have to re-watch it. And I think I am coming closer to being a topic of discussion in the locker room. Wouldn't that be cool to end up on a poster warning the players to watch out for this "uber fan".


Kristina P. said...

How fun! We are going to try to go to the last game, before the BYU vs U of U. I wasn't able to get tickets online though.

I'm also very happy because I won the office score poll.

My prediction was BYU- 35, Utah State- 21.

Smart Helm said...

I'm so glad u got to go! It sounds like ur stalking skills are just getting better and better. I think you are well on your way to being on that poster.

You know they love it just as much as you do. Just imagine. When one of them becomes a GA and is talking in conference about the time they played football and feeling the wind whistle through their hair, they will mention a certain nutty hampster.

Barbaloot said...

I am thinking I should've tagged along with you after the game---maybe we could've run into some good-looking single football players. Next time...

Homer and Queen said...

Me, you, fireside this week! And stay away from my Harv...just sayin'...

T said...

Dang! I totally should have stayed and told the man of the house to wait it out in the car... heck - at least then we wouldn't have been cursing the traffic as we were leaving!!!

(and YAY - now I can comment and tell you that the flood post is my new favorite Hampster post ever!)

So fun - thank ye thank ye thank ye!!

Kris said...

Wow, What a great game and post. LUB the pics and the players don't even look scared

April said...

It was my pleasure to share the "secret" with you on where the players leave the stadium. And Queen, please tell your mom AGAIN, I am sooooo sorry that I knocked her purse out of her hand. (That's how we met her and cute Jen--she is cute, my 18 yr old has a crush! True story.)

Shawna said...

Looks like you had a blast! Awesome pictures. I think all these BYU posts might warrant their own blog.

Cherie said...

Great post!! Go Cougars!!!!

And it is good to see you survived your flood!!

Heidi Ashworth said...

How cute the four of you are and all very pop-u-lar with me!

Eliza said...

I can't wait to see the second edition of your BYU book. You got some great pictures!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

OHMYGOSH I'm so jealous! Barb is the cutest thing ever! Look at all of you... you all are so cute!

I wish I was there :(

QUEEN'S MOM!!! How cool is that???

And you look totally normal with getting your picture taken with all of those players... I couldn't tell at ALL that you were an UBER STALKER fan! :) You hid it well! lol!