We’re hoping the Dome will light up with a win

Syracuse has been oh-so-close the last two weeks on the college football field. And tonight Clemson comes to the Carrier Dome. The last time the traditional power of the Atlantic Coast Conference visiting our humble town for a Friday night contest, the Orange pulled off the huge upset. Can they turn that corner that fell…

Back to our usual college football normal

After our big adventure in State College, Pa., and Beaver Stadium last week for the Penn State-Indiana Game, I wondered how I’d feel going back to the half-as-large Carrier Dome as my dear wife Karen and I returned to our usual she-drives-back routine. I felt right at home is how I felt. Something about a…

What are those birds up to, anyway?

Pulled into our season parking for Syracuse Orange football before the mid-afternoon Saturday game against Wake Forest, my dear wife Karen and I looked up from our portable chairs and past fellow tailgaters. A notable line of city birds perched on the apartment roof line, large and long enough to catch our attention wile we…

Penn State wore them down

Amid all the cheering and traditions, they did manage to work the football game in for my dear wife Karen and I to take in at Beaver Stadium. Penn State thoroughly wore down Indiana to the great delight of the 105,000 surrounding us, 24-0. Thank you for hanging in here for my State College, Pa.,…

The pomp builds at Beaver Stadium

The best way get the point of the Penn State stripeout game across is to show it. Blue section, white section, repeat. My dear wife Karen received a text midweek from Penn State urging that the tickets we’d bought from a season ticketholder were in the BLUE section. Yes, we did wear blue to fit…

Beaver Stadium is one heck of a building

Not know exactly where we’d end up in Beaver Stadium, we asked a helpful usher-type, who gave us several choices for point of entry. My dear wife Karen and I decided to enter the bowl at field level. We looked all around the 105,000-seat stadium and let it wash over us. The Carrier Dome, home…

So many tailgaters at Penn State

Walk two miles from Karen’s home base in State College to Beaver Stadium for the Penn State football game against Indiana U? We left at 3:30, plenty of time to take in the sights of the pretty homes before we got to the university proper, and those parked cars and partying people. Thousands and thousands…

A beer tasted good at Pickle’s

Thank you, co-worker of my dear wife Karen who said Pickle’s would be a good play for a Saturday stop. A few draft beers go us ready for a big, big football Saturday ahead of us. We still had a few hours to prepare back at Karen’s home base before we set off on foot…