Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ronan's First Football Game

Watching the Cardinal take the field after halftime

Last weekend Ronan attended his first college football game, watching Stanford beat Sacramento State on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

I loved Ronan's enthusiasm to try something new- the guards at the gate thought it was great how eagerly he displayed our ticket. Inside Ronan enjoyed the crowds, especially the buzzing and always-standing student section.

Partying it up in the student section

It was clear though that his favorite part was watching the Tree (Stanford's mascot) dance around after Stanford scored (which happened quite a few times... the final was 52-17). Ronan also liked Stanford's fight song (All Right Now) and the 'whoop!' and jump the crowd performs at the end of each refrain.

Looking for himself up on the Jumbotron

True to being a two-years-old Ronan was happy to chow on kettle corn while watching the action. Also being true to his age he tried mightily to jump off the upper deck onto the seats twenty feet below.

Always climbing... at least this drop was less than six feet, and onto grass

It was a great afternoon- we're looking forward to seeing a soccer match or two @ Stanford in the near future!


Holly Teetzel said...

What a fun afternoon - glad to know Ronan has interests outside of things involving wheels :-) Teach him the fight song so he can party down at the next game.

CalBadger said...

Okay Ronan, red and white is right but in a MUCH nicer stadium with a MUCH better football program at a MUCH better university. Learn this and your life will be bliss forever:

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Plunge right through that line!
Run the ball clear down the field,
(originally "Run the ball clear 'round Chicago")
A touchdown sure this time.
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Fight on for her fame
Fight! Fellows! - fight, fight, fight!
We'll win this game.

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Stand up, Badgers, sing!
"Forward" is our driving spirit,
Loyal voices ring.
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Raise her glowing flame
Stand, Fellows, let us now
Salute her name!