Saturday, October 11, 2008

Beat the Sun Devils.

Josh woke me up at eight o'clock this morning. Waking me up that early on a Saturday is usually unforgivable, but he had the most excited-little-boy smile. (It's hard to be mad at him when he is so cute.) Apparently, my dad had called and had four tickets to the USC football game and wanted to see if we wanted to go. Since Josh is obsessed with college football, and since USC is my second favorite team (sorry, Bruins friends) next to the Washington Huskies, we jumped in the shower and headed to the Coliseum.

Parking at USC is insane. Most of the event parking by the stadium is between $40 and $60 (!!!!), so we drove a little further away and finally found a sketchy vacant lot that was charging $20. But, that's not all. They would give you free parking if you paid them $25 to baby-sit your kid in the vacant lot while you enjoyed the game. Not sure if anyone took them up on the offer.

First stop once we were inside: food, of course. I got a rice bowl with tri-tip and chicken. Mmmm.

We found Bug and my dad, decked out in Trojan gear.

Our seats were pretty good. Actually, they were fantastic, considering they were free! And, it was a gorgeous autumn day in Southern California: 70 degrees, slight breeze, and sunny. Now this is why I moved back to L.A. after several cold years in Upstate New York! (Although, I must confess I miss the leaves this time of year, but I digress.)

Since both my parents are SC alums, and Bug is in medical school there, it has become my second favorite college football team. Now, the Huskies will always be my first and favorite. In fact, I hope they cream the Trojans in a couple of weeks. Unlikely, but a girl can hope.

Bug flashing victory. Fight on.

The game itself was pretty uneventful. The Trojans beat the ASU Sun Devils 28-0. Despite some messy fumbles, USC pretty much dominated.


WeezerMonkey said...

If someone woke me up at 8 a.m. on Saturday for USC football, I would cut him.

But that's just me and my general disinterested football self.

And I like UCLA. (I always root for the academically superior team in famous rivalries.)

Winnie said...

My husband also loves USC football :) Love the first picture . . . "easy out" hahahaha.

H said...

Yea, I don't really know what this post is about, as I don't have any kids to trade for free parking, and football pretty much doesn't exist for me, but I'm glad you had a good Saturday :-)

amber said...

i'm just gonna overlook the fact that you went to a usc game and cheered for the devil trojans, so we can remain friends ;)

The Maltby 6 said...

I am just happy for your sake and the sake of your husband that USC didn't lose to the Sun Devils because that MIGHT have been a bigger disappointment than the but whopping they received from Oregon!
GO GATOR Football! Back to number 5 baby...maybe just maybe we will see you at a bowl game! That could get interesting!!

California Girl said...

My H's whole family are MAJOR Trojan fans. Mention the word UCLA around them and you get the evil side eye.

R said...

I have never been to a college football game. I guess it'd be helpful if I had a team to root for.

$25 babysitting?! Hilarious.

wan-nabe said...

STOP IT with the babysitting/parking thing. STOP. IT.

dapotato said...

eh? babysitting? parking?

my 'rents are SC alum, too. fight on!

Trisha said...

I am barfing at all this USC rhetoric in the post and the comments.

Ditto WeeMo 100%. In fact, I'll just copy and paste her comment again (sans the disinterested part):

"If someone woke me up at 8 a.m. on Saturday for USC football, I would cut him.

And I like UCLA. (I always root for the academically superior team in famous rivalries.)"

I will have to go Amber's route and ignore the USC love so we can remain friends :)