Football season is just around the corner. One week from today, I will be watching the South Carolina Gamecocks play the North Carolina Tarheels on TV. Probably not on my own TV, since we cut the cable back in December, but on someone’s TV for sure! Or maybe I’ll talk Sam into buying tickets, since the game is in Charlotte.
This is the first time in two years that I have been excited about football. My husband and I used to live and breathe football season. All major Gamecocks athletics, really. We’d buy season tickets for football and go down hours before the games to hang out all day and tailgate (and drink). Sometimes we’d tailgate with friends, sometimes it’d be just the two of us, sometimes we took Little Man with us. We always had a great time.* The intensity of the gameday atmosphere, how electric it was, was so amazing.
(The first picture is the last game we went to; second picture shows LM waving his Cocky Cloth; last picture shows my brother at our tailgate…we parked somewhere different and were promised “plenty of tailgate space.” Hmm.)
And then I started taking meds for depression and completely lost interest. I went from being a rabid fan with season tickets and my own USC website to telling my husband that I didn’t really care anymore and wouldn’t be going, so he dropped the tickets. I don’t think I watched one game from start to finish over the past couple of years.
So long Zoloft and Wellbutrin (as of early April, I believe) and now that I realized this morning that September 3 is just a week away, I am pumped up. I couldn’t telling you much about who’s starting, unlike a few years ago, but I’m still excited! It’s amazing the changes I’ve seen over the past few months as far as what I’m interested in/passionate about goes now that I’m done with those particular two meds.
Check out a video of USC’s entrance below. It’s the most exciting college football entrance I’ve seen, and I’ve seen quite a few. Skip to the 1:20 mark, and you’ll hear the crowd doing the very loud “Gamecocks” cheer, followed by the theme music to 2001: Space Odyssey being played. Then comes the smoke and players running out of the tunnel. Exciting stuff, if you’re into college football!
Are you a rabid fan of any sports team?
*Except for that one time this bitch that was pouring drinks put a shit ton of whiskey in my hubby’s drink so her husband wouldn’t have too much, causing my hubby to get sick all over everything, and we never made it to the stadium. I was pissed.