here we go brownies, here we go

Friday, August 20, 2010
With summer coming to end means we head into my ultimate favorite season - fall! It means leggings with tall boots and wrap sweaters and jackets and football season. Oh, I love football season. I have fond memories of attending high school games and painting myself with my girlfriends and sitting in the end zone couch. At college, I attended a few games because they started serving beer at the Kent State games. (Yes, the added alcohol to the games to increase attendance my senior year.)

And now I've graduated to tailgating at the Browns games. I'm not the girl who goes to actually "watch" the game. I like to go for the social aspect of it. I like to hang out in the morning, cook out with everyone and have a great time before the game and at the game.

Ask the BF. It drives him nuts because I somehow watched my brother play football all through high school and college and still don't understand any of the rules. Hell, my brother was a senior and I could answer the question, "What position is your brother?" (He was a tight end if you are interested.)

Through my Gotta Love Chevy relationship, we were both invited to attend the Browns Training Camp yesterday. I was a little hesitant to go because I've had a lot going on this week and I wanted a night to myself, just to relax. I'm glad I went because it was fun to meet with the Tesa and Amelia and see the players and how receptive they were to the fans. They came right over and were signing autograph after autograph. I assumed they would only sign for kids, which I can understand, but anyone who wanted something, those boys were ready to sign and armed with sharpies.

Reps from the Browns immediately greeted us and gave us goodie bags filled some Browns gear, including preseason tickets to next Thursday's game. That was totally unnecessary but the BF is extremely appreciative and is "debating" if he takes me. I'll show him "debating"....
View from the tent
Only person wearing non-Browns gear because the BF left my t-shirt at home
Signed by Josh Cribbs for the BF's coworker's kids


~*~Lilly~*~ said...

So sad they let my college friend Steve Heiden go - i mean i get it...but i loved watching him play for the brownies for all those years! How exciting you were able to go last night :) Tailgating at those games was incredible! lol

Bite Buff said...

Even though I am sad to see summer go- fall is my favorite season and I can't wait! We are big tailgaters too, so I'm looking forward to the start of football. I was only sort of excited for the pre-season game tomorrow, but your post just helped a little. I'm ready to bust out my jersey!

Heather said...

I'm not much of a football game fan, either, but bring on the leggings with boots, and beers before the game! :)

Lil' Woman said...

That's awesome...if I could see the Steelers I might die :)

ClevelandPoet said...

my wife as amazingly smart as she is and as much as we've shown her, told her, she's watched will never understand football and hates going to games.

loves to tailgate tho.

Katelin said...

that is so fun and i don't even love football all that much, haha.