Tuesday, November 14, 2006
PENN STATE michigan state - Senior Day
Saturday, November 18th is the final football game of the 2006 season. It has been a rocky season: rain, wind, mud, irksome parking attendants, and that's just on the football field!
The tailgates, with all of the adversities that Mamma Nature has tried to throw at us have been great - and we hope to finish out the season with a bang!
We wish the same for the Nittany Lions, as Penn State hosts the michigan state spartans. Kickoff is at 12pm and the game will be televised on ESPN 2 - Accuweather is forecasting "variably cloudy" with a high of 47 - it's expected to rain during the week - hopefully all will be dried out by Saturday!
Sparty and the michigan state faithful (and I mean faithful) wear gear of green and white. They have had a terrible season - one that began with promise, and ostensibly ended during the 4th quarter of their match up against notre dame - nothing has been good for them ever since (although they did, against northwestern, record the largest comeback in NCAA football (DIA) history). It is Drew Stanton's final game (it's about time!) and the final outing for coach John L. Smith. The last 2 times PSU and msu have met up the spartans were playing for bowl eligibility (denied both times, btw) - but this week they play for nothing other than pride. Assuming that they do have some left, the Lions must be prepared and play with intensity - last week was fun, but this week means something.
Parking lots open at 7am and we will be there waiting line - We park in the western half (yellow) of Lot 13 (directly across Park Ave from the soccer field) - email us for cell phone numbers if you don't already have them - look for our super distinctive Penn State flag (immediately preceding clause to be read with sarcastic tone).
In honor of Coach Paterno, we'll be dishing up an assortment of Italian favorites, featuring sausage scallopini, crostini, (Penn State) pasta salad, meats and cheeses and, of course, some delicious desserts.
If you're going to be up for the game, please stop by and see us - all are welcome - send us an email or call if you can, so we can plan accordingly. Contributions are always welcome, but never compulsory. If you can't be there, please feel free to forward this email to any and all Penn Staters you know.
Hope to see you there!