Monday, September 19, 2011

{Football. Family. Fall.}

The above picture captures so many good things.

First, look at all those sweet faces. Seven of them. That's my kids and their five first cousins on the Taylor side. And they're all decked out in blue and gold, which must mean one thing ... Yep, game day. The weather finally cooled down and we were ready for some Murray State football.

And we saw some football Saturday evening, that's for sure. But, first, a couple more pre-game shots of us and our Racer pride ...

And, now, back to the football that was played on a gorgeous night that finally felt like fall. Murray State beat Tennessee State 58-27. Racer quarterback Casey Brockman passed for 600 yards, including seven touchdowns. And then he went on to catch a TD pass on a fabulous trick play.

The stats are impressive, indeed. But my favorite thing was watching the energy on the sideline. Every time a defensive player had a convincing hit or with every first down, the players lining the field erupted with cheers, high fives and dance moves. I saw more than one coach jump into the air more than once because of excitement.

It was a good night to be a Racer fan.

And there were plenty of opportunities -- eight! -- to see Racer One, who really is an old grey mare, circle the field. Murray State has an awesome tradition of having a horse -- you know, a Racer! -- run around the track when a touchdown is scored. Racer One ran 2 miles last night! Hope the horse has trained well because I get the feeling he'll be running quite a bit more this season.

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  1. It was a fantastic game. There was only one team that showed up to play, and you are dead on, it was a great night to be a racer fan.

  2. I love the first picture. And you look great!