Last night was the Tigers' season opener against UT Martin. For those who don't know, the past several seasons of Tiger football have been increasingly awful - their 2011 record was 2-10. I hadn't even been to a game in a couple of years. But we have a new coach and there's nowhere to go but up, so I was excited to go to the game with Caroline!
|(I was sporting some big hair after a hair appointment earlier)|
Unfortunately, ominous-looking clouds started gathering as soon as the game started. By halftime (game tied at 7-7), lightning was in the area, and the usual halftime entertainment was exchanged for a Godzilla-sized Dave Brown on the brand new Jumbotron (third largest IN AMERICA). Dave had been called in from his own birthday party to report on the storm. So appropriate for 901 Day.
It was a good thing Caroline and I had bought our barbecue nachos early, because not long into the third quarter, the massive thunderstorm hit. The stadium of thousands, including the players, took shelter immediately. We waited 40 minutes for the storm to die down enough for a dash to the car. The total delay of game was over two hours - I was home and settled by the time play resumed. The Tigers ended up losing. :( Still, it was the most eventful season opener ever.
My grandma died around 10:00 last night. She had been moved to hospice on Friday, so we were prepared, and I'm okay. But due to the burial and stuff, I probably won't be blogging this week.