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25 days and counting…

Twenty-five days and counting. Twenty-five long, hot days. Twenty-five days filled with anticipation. Twenty-five days filled with tailgate menu planning. Twenty-five days filled with checking tents and chairs, inventorying (is that a word??) red plates, napkins, cups, etc. TWENTY-FIVE DAYS. Yes, indeed, the countdown has begun.

Twenty-five days sounds like it’s just around the corner, but for those of us who can’t wait for the best season of all, twenty-five days seems like an eternity away. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, NC State football will be underway. And I can’t wait. My gang of Pack Peeps will hit our tailgate spot at 1 p.m. and spend the rest of the afternoon sharing memories of summer, college and football seasons past. And i can’t wait!

But, since I’m going to have to wait – at least for 25 more days – I thought I would drag out some of the images I took at the spring game back in April. If you’re like me, these images will whet your appetite more….possibly even making these next 25 days seem longer. But I’m hoping it will be enough to tide us over. In the meantime, I’d love to hear your favorite tailgate/football stories – even if you’re a fan of one of those other teams in the area. Or, if you have tailgate menu suggestions, I’d love to hear those too!

Old faithful… (the grill and the grillmaster!) The grill seems to be on its last legs. The grillmaster, however, is well-rested since last season and rarin’ to go….

I just love the ‘details’ as seen around our stadium….like cool banners…
and even cooler wolves…

Our spring game is held in memory of the late and much beloved Kay Yow, who died in January 2009 of breast cancer. Over $50,000 has been raised for breast cancer research during the 2009 and 2010 spring games.

What should be a fairly explosive offense, workin’ it out……. ahhhhhhhooooooooooohh! (that’s a howl people. and you’re supposed to howl it when you read it.)




“Train up a child in the way he should go….”    Wasn’t that written about becoming a State fan???  Looks like some parents are getting it just right!  🙂
I fell in love with this little guy sitting behind us. As an aside, if anyone knows who this guy is, please send me an email with his name and email. I’d love to send him these photos of his little guy. He left the spring game before i had a chance to talk to him.


How stinkin’ cuuuuuute is this?


Or how about this cute little cheerleader?? She’s got the Tuffy salute down and everything!


It clearly doesn’t take much to entertain me because I love looking at what people are wearing at the games. Perhaps the “short dress with cowboy boots in the 99 degree weather of september” trend that I totally don’t get will be a future blog post…but I digress…here is a random t-shirt that I just thought was cool…

And my favorite photo – of the most awesome t-shirt ever…   if it applies to you and your team, you know who you are! 🙂 

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