College Football

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Wed, 09-25-2013 - 9:55pm

OK, I know I haven't been a POCS for years now, but I still am a huge fan of the Oregon Ducks!  My dd actually transferred from there so she's not even an alum, and she doesn't even seem to care that much.  But me?  I got bitten by the bug that very first homecoming game when we sat in the pouring rain in the 84th row and beat University of CA in overtime.  Prior to that I actually hated football season.  I went shopping with a fellow hater on Superbowl Sunday.  My husband says I've turned into my previously own worst nightmare! 

Football season is in full swing and the Ducks play Cal this Saturday in the first league game of the season.  I'm looking forward to parking in front of the TV Saturday night to watch what I hope will be a solid win for the Ducks - who woulda thought!  LOL! 

Who else here is following their CS's team?  Have you gone to any live games yet? 

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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Thu, 09-26-2013 - 7:59am

No football at ds's private school; he's never been into sports anyway. His previous U had soccer for homecoming - I found that odd but they also didn't have a football team and apparently had a reasonable soccer team. 

My undergrad U didn't have teams when I was there either; I have no idea if they do now, but my grad U is/was Big 10 (U of Illinois) and football was HUGE so I definitely got sucked up into it when I lived there - we went to all the games and had a blast.  My mom then kept me on top of what was going on with the team, which, once I was gone, I didn't really care any more as I really hadn't gone there when an undegrad, but when there you definitely got into the spirit! (I haven't gone to a game since I was there; probably '83)

Sue

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Thu, 09-26-2013 - 11:49am

Nope, I'm not into football and I don't pay attention to how ds' school's team is doing. Last year he got some kind of student pass for the home games---I think there is a student general seating area---and went to a few of the games. But he's not a big fan, it was more for the social environment (which probably included beer). He hasn't mentioned getting the pass again this year. 

Dd's school doesn't have a football team. I don't think they even have any team sports, but if they did, she wouldn't pay any attention to them lol. 

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Fri, 09-27-2013 - 10:58am

When I was in college (Boston College), football was really a big event.  I had season tickets every 4 years even though the team wasn't always that good--I even had season tickets a few years after I graduated.  DD went to UMass and football wasn't that big a deal because I don't think the team was that good but she did go to some tailgates--now they have moved the games from playing at the campus to the stadium where the NE Patriots play--which is 1.5 hours at least from campus.  I thought that was such a ridiculous idea.  Supposedly it was to get more alumni to go but wouldn't you think that it would be more important for the students to go?  I think attendance has gone down--so I don't follow DD's college games at all.

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Fri, 09-27-2013 - 3:01pm
I will be watching the game also!!! Though it'll be late here, it doesn't start til 9 pm CST. Jordyn was very sad that she didn't get picked in the lottery to get a ticket for this first game, neither did the 4 other freshman friends that put in for tickets and she said the tickets ($90 each ) sold out in 4 minutes! She is planning on tailgating and is so excited for the first game!! And I agree, we went during the recruiting weekend to the game, it was also homecoming and it was such an amazingly fun experience!!
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Fri, 09-27-2013 - 9:10pm

Dh is pro FB all the way.  But even then, he's not the tail-gating, jersey-wearing, face-painting kind of fan.  He's not that into college FB because, he says, the games are not the same.  And most of the REALLY good players go pro as soon as possible.  However, he has gone to several "Fighting Irish" games with friends.   Notre Dame isn't that far from Chicago, and a home game is an EVENT. 

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Sat, 09-28-2013 - 2:23am

4 minutes - yikes!  And I'm actually surprised at the cost of the tickets, especially for students.  I thought students got a big discount.  We bought tickets for the UO-Stanford game through Stub Hub and they were $85 - which I thought was pretty cheap for a game between 2 top-10 teams, but it was early.  They will go up a lot as the game gets closer.  Last time they played here in the Bay Area, by the time I tried to get tickets they were over $200.  I'm a fan - but not that much of one!

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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Sun, 09-29-2013 - 10:22am

I follow DD's football team because I am a football fan, pro and college.  DD couldn't care less, which is a shame because tickets are free for students.  I could smack her, because when I was in school, we had to pay for ticket, a mere $10 or $20 bucks, can't remember.  But being on an extremely limited budget, I couldn't afford to go.  Plus my friends weren't interested either.

I attended my first college football game last year at DD's school.  She went also and had a great time.  It was great!  Love the atmosphere.  But they lost.  Their team is not that good, and they don't win many games, but they're respectable.  They even sent a guy to the NFL a couple of years ago who has proven to be top notch.  They won last week and put gave Rice a run for their money yesterday in a losing effort. I'm debating on whether to go for parents weekend to the game.  I forget how much it will be, but it will be pricey.  Trying to get her interested in one of the student pep groups for the games, but she always seems to have something going on when they have their meetings.  Oh well.  On to next week's games!

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 9:01am

calmama54 wrote:
<p>4 minutes - yikes!  And I'm actually surprised at the cost of the tickets, especially for students.  I thought students got a big discount.  We bought tickets for the UO-Stanford game through Stub Hub and they were $85 - which I thought was pretty cheap for a game between 2 top-10 teams, but it was early.  They will go up a lot as the game gets closer.  Last time they played here in the Bay Area, by the time I tried to get tickets they were over $200.  I'm a fan - but not that much of one!</p>

I'll have to have her look into it more, I don't see why they wouldn't get some sort of discount.  I know she mentioned at orientation that she could purchase season tickets and they were $400ish for the entire home season games and $300ish for PAC 12 games.  Her and one other freshman were the only ones without tickets for Saturday night's game and she was really disappointed and spent a good portion of the evening texting me after she left the tailgating when everyone else went into the game.  She said she could have went to a viewing party, but she wasn't quite comfortable enough yet going on her own.  She said she is definitely buying a ticket to the next game no matter what.  I told her we'd talk more later about season tickets for next year's season.

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 9:26am

DD23's college  has a football team, but as far as I know she never went to a game and neither did we.  I don't think it is a very big deal at her school.DD21's school doesn't have a football team.  She wishes  they did.  I can see her going to games.  She loves all that school spirit kind of stuff.  DH is a Stanford fan and tries to go to a game or two every season.  He always watches them on tv.

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 7:47am

Dd goes to some games. They are a Div III, so not all the hoopla. We are not huge college ball fans, but have gone to a game. It is free for students. My dad went with her to a game as well.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!