I was raised on big time college football. In our family, Saturday afternoons wetr spent watching our beloved Ohio State Buckeyes on television.
Nothing was more exciting than hearing ABC college football commentator Keith Jackson say, “It’s a wonderful day for college football in Columbus Ohio!”
I love the pomp and pageantry of college football. So each fall, I visit one college football stadium to enjoy the traditions of college football. In recent years, I have attended games in South Bend, Ann Arbor, East Lansing, and Miami Florida.
And this year, my game of choice was in Missoula Montana!
I know. I know. How did a person who chooses games in the Big Ten and ACC end up watching a Big Sky conference game?
Sure, maybe the caliber of the football isn’t the same as the power conferences. And none of these guys will be playing on Sundays.
But I can assure you that the level of excitement and the pomp and pageantry is on par with any stadium in America.
And at Washington Grizzly stadium, the tailgates are so close to the front gates that you can sneak out at halftime for a little added refreshment. And more than half of the fans do. Take that Ohio State University!