Thursday, February 3, 2011
Ode to the Tigers
I've been fortunate to go to several Tigers games this season! Thanks to season-ticket-holding friends and businesses, I've only had to pay for one of those games. :) Last night's loss to Tulsa was rough - as my college roommate Kathy (pictured with me above) says, almost every Tigers game I watch or listen to takes a day off my life. I can confidently say that we have the worst refs anywhere. Kathy, who was at the UT game last month, reported that we got better calls in the heart of Orange Country than we ever do at home.
I LOVE Tiger basketball, and even though we're not having the best season ever, I'm proud of our team. I love Coach Pastner and the positive influence he's had on the players and the fans - anyone who thinks he ought to be fired needs to broaden their perspective. I love that the players are staying classy despite continued obstacles. I love the atmosphere at home games, and I love the pep band, which has to be one of the best in the country (I know band - you can trust me on this). I'm so glaaaaad I [went] to the U of M!
There's an alumni watch party for the Gonzaga game at Brookhaven Pub on Saturday. Anyone going? I think it could be fun, but I'm not usually one to go to public watch parties where I don't know anyone. Or to pubs. Especially in the middle of the afternoon.