CU's "Black Out Game" is one of my favorite Buffalo traditions. Once a year, we have a game that is scheduled at night, and the Buffs get to play under the lights while the rest of the stadium decks out in all black, cheering them on. I haven't been to a Black Out game since I was a freshman, because I haven't purchased student tickets the past few years (complicated set of circumstances... and I always ended up having to work on game day, so it didn't make sense to buy them). This year, I thought, would be no different. That is, until I found out that I had won a pair of tickets to see the Buffs play Arizona State tonight! First of all, I was so exicted because I never win anything- just winning in and of itself deserves an enthusiastic response! Also, considering this will probably be the last game of my undergraduate career at CU, it will make for an amazing memory and an unforgettable send off. Even better is that I will be going with three good friends, who also are graduating in December, who have never even been to a CU game before!
I can't wait for them to see Ralphie run around the field- my favorite part of every CU game- and get the fight song stuck in their head as we amble home after the fourth quarter. I can't wait to cheer on the Buffs, watch a few good tackles, and share a couple of laughs with some great friends. The icing on the cake- well, that will happen if the Buffs pull out a win! I have always been tempted to root for the underdog- which we definitely are going into this game!- and marching from Folsom field victoriously would be the best feeling I could picture. I might be freezing my little tush off tonight (high of 36, anyone?), but my foggy breath will emenate from my lips as I sing "Fight CU Down the Field!" everytime the band cues it. So, look for me tonight on ESPN, wearing all black with a dash of gold here and there, screaming my heart out for my Buffs one last time. Win or lose, I am sure it's going to be an awesome time.