"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner




Friday, August 20, 2010

boys of fall

For some reason, I’ve felt more nostalgic this August than most. Hearing about girls going through rush and buzz about football season makes me wish I could do college all over again. Sure there are things I’d do differently: I’d spend more time on the Drill Field, have a few more meals in the cafeteria, study a little less, party a little more and treat myself to a few more cookies and chocolate milk at the MSU bakery. Maybe that’s why so many people look back on college as some of the best years of their lives. Few responsibilities and lots of freedom and friends make looking back at those times completely intoxicating. Perhaps if we could go back, we might not view it in the same way as we do now. Still, it’s fun to think about.

It took me graduating from college to really appreciate it – especially football season. It’s coming up (our first game is 2 weeks from Saturday!), and I’ve been excited about it for weeks. I don’t know much about the sport itself; I rarely know what down it is, and I have no idea what the noseguard does on the field. But you don’t have to appreciate every play to be able to appreciate how great it is being around people that love your school and your team. Few things make me prouder than to tell people where I’m from and where my dad works.

I heard about this video recently while listening to Rick & Bubba on the way to work. I don’t love country music, and I definitely don’t love Kenny Chesney, but this song is really great, and the video is even better.

Just a note: something tells me the wee Kenny Chesney didn't get as much field time as he's alluding to. I’m just saying…

6 comments:

Claire said...

You know Travis Wolfe and I did our persuasive campaign analysis for Sid Hill's class on Kenny Chesney's career. The title of our paper was "No Looks, No Talent, No Problem."

I can't stand that guy.

mary straton said...

This is precisely why I am friends with Claire.

Foley said...

MSK - Love the blog post! I got teary eyed in my cube reading about Starkville. I do like Kenny though!

The Segrest Family said...

MS, I loved this. I LOVE football too!!! And I watched the video and got a little teary for a couple of reasons (one of them NOT being Kenny). It made me nostalgic for high school and made me think about my boys being in those shoes one day!! great post

LT (and Max) said...

i am so proud of you for posting a country song on your blog. i'm not the least big surprised to see that claire commented before me about this.

Anonymous said...

i am not EVEN scared to share with you my love of kenny chesney. love the man, love the songs, love his concerts. I LOVE KENNY CHESNEY!!!

laura mc

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