Fall brings family, fun, and football
BY BRITTANY PARKER ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
The air is growing crisp, the leaves are falling and this means only one thing for the people in eastern North Carolina: college football season. It’s the most exciting time for people young and old, but what makes this time so special? Our love for the game, tailgating, seeing all the wild college students or just the experience with our friends and family are all things that have their own contribution to the best season of the year.
One reason for going to football games is our love for the school and the game. We fill the stands and turn on our TV’s for the pure excitement of seeing our favorite teams play one of our favorite games. Football is our favorite game to watch due to the fact that the fans get so excited to cheer for their own team. The game of football is fun to watch whether you understand how it is played or not; although, the experience is more fun when you do understand how it is played because you can get more excited about a pass or a tackle. Fully understanding the way football is played adds an extra excitement to the experience of the game.
The second reason college football games are so good is the tailgating. It’s almost as good as the game itself due to the amazing amounts of food and the quality time you get with friends and family. Everyone joins in by bringing their own favorite tailgate dish so that there ends up being enough food to feed a small village in Africa. The food is a way for everyone to loosen up and join in having a good time. All the women talk while the men pass around the football. The kids find their friends, run around and go crazy around the tailgating area.
The last activity, and my personal favorite thing to do at the game, is to people watch. You can find people young and old, crazy and calm, but everyone seems to be entertaining. Whether you're walking around outside the game during tailgate or inside the game, the people around you will most likely do funny and weird things that will make you laugh. The people at the games tend to “go hard”, as they say, which creates performances for you during a timeout or halftime. The things you see at these games will stay in your memory forever.
People watching is fun, but what makes this season our favorite time of the year is having hometown pride. Living in a college town, you grow up loving the college team and enjoy every home football game in the fall. It is a time for family, friends and fun. If one grew up in a college town they would a be dedicated fan for life. It is like attending the college without being enrolled in the classes. People travel from all over to attend the game in our hometown, and we are lucky that we don't have to travel to support our favorite team.
College football season is one of the biggest things around. Thousands of people pack themselves into a stand whether it’s 100 degrees, raining or even snowing. The game has a way of bringing all people together and bonding us as a community. Living in eastern North Carolina we live for fall to begin so we can have these giant fiestas once a week where the entire town shuts down, and we can celebrate our love for the college. Although, it is not just Greenville that shuts down on game day. Every college town across the country does the same for each game. NCAA college league football games are the best because of the love for football, tailgating, seeing all the wild college students, and the experience with our friends and family.