Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Penn State Experience: Realizing that Anthony Morelli is Kordell Stewart

How do you acquire nine tickets to one of the biggest football games of the year and sneak nine people into the same spot in the student section (7 of whom arent event students at Penn State)? Well, for starters, you become friends with Sam in third grade and continue that friendship throughout college. I wont go into the details of how he pulled it off since there is a possibility that some of it could get him in trouble, but I take my hat off to you Sambo - that was some high-wire ticket manuevering.

This is remarkably late, mostly because it has taken me this long to recover from my weekend at Penn State. Penn State obviously got hammered down the stretch while Ohio State looked efficient in every aspect of the game. I was rooting for Penn State (a rare occurrence) and even though they lost, it was one hell of a weekend. Some random observations not pertaining to any of the hilarity that took place among old friends...

- Sam woke up at 6:30 to complete some transactions and get us a spot in the tailgating parking lot. Sam=man.

- Tailgating from 8AM to 8PM is more of a physical challenge than running a marathon.

- If the 'S' in the student section looked a little off, well....blame us. We snuck a few too many people into one row and it was noticable at times that the 'S' was a little misshapen.

- 110,000 people is a lot of people. An amazing student section to say the least (this coming from a Pitt Perspective). I've been to Beaver Stadium and Cameron Indoor Stadium in the last year and it is tough to say which has a better atmosphere. I'm tempted to give the edge to Cameron just because of the building's unique layout, but my ears are still ringing from Saturday night so I am going to have to call it a draw.

- The only thing that really bugged me about the game was how the student section decided to rip apart their white pom-pom thingies and toss them into the wind. I hope the TV announcers made a big deal about this. I was shocked that the patrons of Happy Valley felt the need to entertain themsevels by throwing frilly white pom-poms into the air. You have the number one team in your house with the Big Ten Title possibly at stake - watch the freaking game! How can't you be entertained by that and that alone?!

- And now, for the realization from which this post gets its name. Quick outs...TE dumps over the middle...random deep throws...a refusal to throw anything over the middle or even remotely close to the slot...a painfully ineffective stutter-step...who am I talking about? Anthony Morelli? Kordell Stewart? How about both! It was like some sort of voodoo deja vu watching Morelli in Happy Valley. I couldnt help but notice the similarities with the old Kordell-led Steelers offenses, right down to the awful hanging interception to seal the deal towards the end. If you agree with this sentiment, let me know in the comments, cause I feel like I am taking crazy pills. I swear that Morelli put forth an exact replica of a big-game Kordell Stewart performance.
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7 comments:

Pirate In Search Of Nuttings Chest said...

I really like the layout of this blog. The coloring is amazing...

If Ohio State beats Michigan, can we have Scarlet and Gray day again?

Sean said...

I agree that the scarlet and gray looks good.

O-H

Pirate In Search Of Nuttings Chest said...

I-O

StillAPirateFan said...

"Anthony Morelli is Kordell Stewart" you just made me cry on Halloween as I realized this statement is probably true.

tecmo_bowl_bo_jackson said...

I just puked all over my screen when this page loaded. F tOSU.

Pat said...

sam you jackass why did you have to make that bet. this looks like garbage (although you actually did do a good job reworking everything)

Pirate In Search Of Nuttings Chest said...

I wouldn't call it a bet. I think it was more a bold statement, that turned into Scarlet and Gray coloring ...which I really like.