Sunday, August 20, 2006

Friday Night Lights

I forgot what that feeling felt like until last Friday night.

What is it about high school football on Friday nights?

Attending our son's first high school varsity game was just absolutely a ton of fun.
Yes, it was brutally hot (90-something-with-no-breeze-sweat-in-your-seat-without-moving-around weather), but it just didn't matter. We even tried our hand at tail-gating - never done that before, but we will do it again...

Growing up in Texas, it was all about Friday night football. It's no different in Tennessee even though I still believe that the "real" UT orange is burnt, not bright.

The photo above is several of Matt's closest friends - most of whom play on the basketball team. They are "true" fans, and I love these guys after spending most of my summer with them! This photo was on the front page of the sports section of our newspaper on Saturday morning.

Funny how traditions never change. Players wear their jerseys to school on game days. Here is Matt (and Ben) heading off to school last Friday morning very early. Don't they both seem thrilled?