I'd be lying if I told you I was not overjoyed that football season has returned. For someone that spends way too much time locked up inside his home office, the idea of watching a football game with friends is breathtakingly fresh.
So I went a little bit overboard. I got a generator that can power like 8 TV's even though we just have one. I got a cooler that probably holds more than all 6 of us will eat combined in a game. My old roommate bought a Land Rover just to tailgate, and then of course there is the combined $540 we spent on parking for this season alone. Don't even mention the season tickets I bought online five seconds after they went on sale.
There is beauty in excess, something about the abundance of friends, family, and of course loyal fans that keeps my heart pounding for more. Columbia isn't known for having the most active nightlife scene in the country, but they are known for their incredible football games.
If the internet is where I make my money, the football stadium is where I like to spend it. Of course my girlfriend prefers the Louis Vuittion store in Charlotte. Well to each their own, and for today I hope you all enjoy a little Gamecock football, as it will be broadcast nationwide thanks to our friends at ESPN.
Got plans tonight? That's OK, next week's game is on ESPN prime time as well.
Life is good as a Gamecock fan.