Saturday, September 5, 2009

Football Saturday

Today is the first home game for the University of Michigan, the first game of the season. It's only 9:30 am and I can hear the band practicing. It'll be a beautiful day for a game........however, Michigan is coming off it's worst season ever last year, so we have to wait and see how they'll do this year.

On football Saturdays, as I call them, I can't get out of my neighborhood when traffic is coming or leaving for the game, which is many hours of the day. Even though there's a traffic light at one end of the neighborhood, football fans think they don't have to actually stop at a red light. That is football in Ann Arbor. Shops close downtown, RV's park at the high school, tailgating starts first thing in the morning. Flags wave as the cars stream into town. Everyone is wearing maize and blue (unless they're from MSU - green, or Ohio State - red) and the town becomes one crazed football party.

So I put the radio on to listen to the game, open the living room window, and sit with my beading tray on my lap, enjoying the fall day, the cheers from the stadium, and my shiny little beads!

Enjoy your day!

2 comments:

EveryDay Flair said...

This sounds like the perfect way to spend the afternoon. You get to enjoy the game and bead at the same time - the best part is that you don't have to fight the crowd.

Carol said...

I think thats football in every college town. The Notre Dame fans do the same thing here. Glad I don't live anywhere NEAR there. Besides, I am not a Notre Dame fan.
There is a lot of politics in South Bend over Notre Dame. Thankfully, it doesn't effect me.

BUT, give me Friday Night at Jimtown High School!! Now that's football at its finest!!