Two seasons have passed since the last kick of my college career. Over 730 days, 24 football games, 2 bowl games, a Co-Big East Championship & STILL….
…When a field goal is missed at Rentschler Field, the restless crowed breaks out with…
“I can’t believe Nuzie missed the kick, get him out of there!” (The PG version)
One would think they are joking around; I’d go out on a limb and say that 50% of the fans believe I missed the kick. I go to as many games at “The Rent” as possible. However, when there are missed kicks, it gets a little awkward. I’ve gone so far as to tap a fan on the shoulder & show him my EXPIRED student ID. Unfortunately, that just leads to the fan spreading the word and by the next missed field goal; I’ve got 25 fingers pointed towards me. From experience; buying them a beer or hot dog helps to diffuse the uncomfortable situation.
I try to stay away from the student section at all cost. It is a danger zone for someone like myself to sit in. I figure in 3 more years, the freshman when I was a senior will have graduated & I can get the student section experience without any distractions.
My most unique spectator experience was this past season. I got an e-mail during the week from a UConn fan. He asked if he could print out posters that involved me and bring them to the game. After a quick review, I OK’d the project. Lets reference the old cliché, “Bad press is better then no press.” I strongly disagree. Case & Point;
I never thought the day would come, and it didn’t. At least I was the subject for a few laughs at the stadium that day.
Observation, they had the worst seats in the stadium…
When I first started my blog, I received the following comment;
“Matt, the self depreciating humor works well for you, keep it up.”
I’d like to apologize for getting off track and writing about serious issues. Please comment, critique & insult, I’m used to it.
If you are sitting at “The Rent” next season and come across a mis-informed fan, please correct them by letting them know I graduated two years ago, much appreciated.