Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rise and Shout!

The BYU football team only comes to Florida every once in a while, so when they finally do come this way, I have to take advantage.  Me, my dad, and my brother Chris made the trek to Orlando to watch them play the University of Central Florida last Thursday.  Even though the ending was not what I wanted, (and we got completely ROBBED on the non pass interference call on the last play of the game) it turned out to be one of the more entertaining sporting events I have ever been to. Interceptions, turnovers, missed field goals, blocked kicks, sitting by my family, jockey jokes, cats and dogs living together, overtime- it really was quite a game to witness in person!  Although , the best part had to be getting to sing the BYU fight song three times, which is something I haven't legitimately gotten to do even once in a very long time.  Singing it after I get my paycheck each month doesn't really count. And a big thank you goes out to the BYU football team for scoring three touchdowns in a row, right in front of where we were sitting. It was a beautiful thing :)





Exhibit A of why I never take any kind of selfie. But, great face, Chris.



During the game my dad and I were reminiscing about going to the games at LaVell Edwards Stadium back when we were students at the Y.  And that got me thinking about something else...


TOP TEN WAYS BYU FOOTBALL GAMES ARE DIFFERENT 
WHEN THEY AREN'T PLAYED IN PROVO

10.  Crowd doesn't have to sustain substitutions
9.  Referees not allowed to home teach each other until after the game is over
8.  No intermediate hymn sung at halftime
7.  Open exercises for The Cougars are actual exercises
6.  Cheerleaders can't wear their maternity outfits
5.  Way more concession choices than just green jello and tots
4.  Elder Packer refuses to do the worm after field goals
3.  ESPN commentator never begins his call of the game by saying, "When the Bishop asked me to give this commentary, I was a little nervous..."
2.  Last timeout not used for closing prayer
1.  Cosmo not allowed to bring his two counselors


And now for 750 bonus points, please pick out which of the following I did NOT see while attending the BYU v. UCF football game:

a.  A 70 year old man dressed exactly like Waldo (of Where's Waldo fame)
b.  A UCF fan dressed as a Mormon missionary
c.  A guy wearing a cowboy hat he made out of a Bud Light container and duct tape
d.  Someone pay $18 for 3 lemonades
e.  An official numbered stadium bleacher seat designed for one (miles away from any other seat)
f.  A tiny UCF fan and a gigantic Tongan BYU fan being removed from the game for fighting
g.  A four foot tall referee
h.  A traffic cop being useful



1 comment:

Brian Bingham said...

My money's on H. And that has to be one of the best Top Ten lists of all time.