With football season officially kicking off last night, it was time to head to Manhattan today for some K-State football. Sara and I met in Topeka before heading on to Manhattan to meet up with our friend Michelle. After we met up with her, we did a little shopping around town…ate at Willie’s…picked up some supplies for the game and headed to the stadium. I was really excited to get into the stadium to see the new field. It was really nice and once we got in, I was sooooo ready for the game to start!
There are the traditional beginning of the game rituals…from the songs they play, to the warm-up routine, to the band’s performance (btw, the band has 375!!! members this year…yikes!). Of course, one of those traditions is the playing of the Wabash Cannonball. The students represented well when the Wabash played and, of course, Michelle, Sara and I Wabashed too!
I could make some comments on the game, but I really don’t want to continue working on the ulcer that started last night, however, the stress of the game DID allow Sara to see a fun shot that I took during the 4th Quarter…these shadows of fans at the game looked really cool in person. I hope I captured the look for you in the next picture.
Even though the game was a rough start for the Cats this season, we did manage to finally get the lead with 99 seconds left…and we held on to get an opening-day victory over a sell-out crowd. Once we scored, the “Bill” finally did get to rocking, but I wish we could have had a little more offense. All in all, the day was tons of fun…if not a little stressful. Can’t wait to go to the next game!