Wednesday, October 10, 2007

sic 'em

I really enjoy football. It's probably my favorite sport to watch. And while I support my city's professional franchise, my heart belongs to the college game. There's nothing else like college football. The "Comin' to Your City" GameDay theme song, the monochromatic packed out stadiums, the bands blasting in-between plays, the traditions that are passed down (and can get a little obnoxious - can I get a 'whoop!?) The college game just seems to have a high level of intensity and excitement that makes me want to cheer for my team. Until I remember that I went to Baylor. Don't get me wrong. I love my alma mater and wouldn't go anywhere else given a second chance, but sometimes I ponder what it would have been like to have had a winning football team. There have been glimpses of glory (proud to say that my dad was a part of the Miracle on the Brazos back in the day). But not enough recently to sustain my desired level of trash-talk.

I came across this statistic tonight and decided to cling to it if (and most likely when) our record starts to wane. It's got to be good for something. And for the record, whether win or lose, I'm still bleeding green and gold, singing "That Good Ole Baylor Line" and teaching my toddler to "Sic'em Bears".

our first Baylor/A&M football game back in '98

Lily last year (5 mo old) at her first Baylor game (in the same outfit I wore to countless BU games!)

10 comments:

Meredith G. said...

That's a great stat! Makes me proud to be a Baylor Bear win or lose. Sic 'em Bears!

Kristi said...

Man, I am right there with ya, but every Baylor game my blood pressure rises and I get so worked up hoping for a victory, clinging to a chance! I LOVE BAYLOR!!! Sic 'em Bears!!!!! And good to know that we have the smarts too- that has to count for something in the 2012 vision :-)

Them Chandlers said...

SO cute!

Gabe, Elizabeth, Perryn, and Teagan said...

I agree with the college vs. professional football games. The college boys seem to still have a 'love' for the game. I am not a big one to do the 'trash' talk either, but I make sure we wear our colors with pride, even though we just have family that have graduated from the school we root for. Not to say, we don't have family conflict due to the line that is drawn in the sand with A&M. Hook 'em Horns!!

Isaac, Kim & Landen said...

So fun!! I haven't tried to teach Landen the bear claw as of yet...not to worry, it's coming! PS...be sure to remind Josh of the one time we beat those Aggies. (2004!)

David Campbell said...

I wish I had gone to a school with a real football team but UNT is needed to help LSU get a good head start next year. BTW SCandal of the Evangelical Mind? GREAT BOOK

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

That cheerleading outfit is TOO DARLING! I need one for Ava...they need to bring back a vintage line!

lauren w said...

Natalie- i need you to pull some strings and help us find pigskin tickets! i have never been!

lauren w said...

also, i don't mind that we are at the bottom of the brains poll... as long as texas is beneath us :)

Tiffani said...

I saw that stat the other day & it made me proud! Although, I have often wondered what my college days would have been like with a winning football team too...Go Smart Bears!!