Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Champs


If you follow college football at all, then you probably already know that my favorite football team won the BCS National Championship and our quarterback, Jameis Winston, won the Heisman Trophy this past season. FSU held a celebration for the fans at Doak Campbell Stadium on the Florida State campus and afterwards we were allowed down on the field. While I was walking around down there, I realized that although I have been in that stadium many, many times over the years to watch games, this was the first time I had been down on the field in almost 40 years. The last time I was down there, I was wearing my cap and gown at my graduation ceremony and listening to actress Helen Hayes give the commencement address. Mostly I just remember how hot it was that day since the heat and humidity in Tallahassee during the summer can be quite stifling. Fortunately for students graduating these days, there is an air conditioned indoor arena for their commencement ceremonies. I took the first picture when I was walking around on the field. The second picture is of the FSU football team on stage with Coach Jimbo Fisher.

9 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

how exciting lois!!! congrats!!

Lowell said...

What? FSU won. I thought the Gators won. Ha, ha, ha! Love the post and your commentary. Helen Hayes. Wow!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy to hear that your team won Lois. Talk about hot and humid and you could be describing our weather right now perfectly!

Birdman said...

They just rolled this year... more of the same next year?

Sylvia K said...

Fun post for the day, Lois!! Thanks for sharing -- 40 years ago!! Yipes!! I was already 40 years old that year!! What a lovely teenager you are!!

Jack said...

I thought of you during the excitement of the college football season. It must have been crazy for Florida State alums and fans.

William Kendall said...

The stadium looks inviting!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have to be proud. I'm not really a College football fan but Florida State really did well this year.

Pam :) said...

How exciting to be back on the field where you graduated. FSU has a wonderful football team.
:)