So I ended up leaving work a little bit early today so we could join the hundreds of other cars on the road who were also headed to our state university’s season-opening football game against USC. On paper it looks like it would be a great match — our Warriors vs. their Trojans? Sounds like a hell of a battle!
As it turns out, we were just lucky we weren’t beat worse. The final score was 30 – 13.
Our University of Hawaii Warriors actually didn’t do that bad. They only scored one touchdown near the end of the 4th quarter and got the two-point conversion, but that whole play was just a great kind of morale booster that the Hawaii fans needed (even though we ultimately lost). Everybody stood up for the last minute or so and it felt like maybe we could turn it around in the last 30 seconds. (Or was that the beer talking?)
But let’s be honest… football games are about beer and hot dogs. I guess it’s about winning too, but as long as I get those two things, you can’t do much worse.