2009 Tournament of Roses: Part 1

21 12 2008

Rose Bowl LogoSo the Rose Bowl is coming up soon, and it hasn’t really hit me yet that I’m really going there (sunny Pasadena, California) yet.  A year and a half ago I would have never thought that i’d be given the opportunity to perform at, let alone attend, a BCS bowl game at all.  Being in a college marching band certainly can yield great benefits, especially when the football team is doing exceptionally well.  Anyways, I’ve been looking around at stuff to do in the area and it looks like this is shaping up to be a very, very nice experience for anyone who will be in attendance for this game.  The fact that we’re now playing USC (after Oregon State got upset) means to me that this should be a very good game.  Instead of playing a team we already beat in our regular season, we now face a more formidable adversary.  Penn State will also be in hostile territory once again, as if last year’s Alamo bowl against Texas A&M wasn’t enough.  If all goes well I think we’ll pull off a win.  I know we can do it, it’s just a matter of getting it done.  LET’S GO STATE!  By the way, tomorrow (30 minutes from now as I type this) is Joe Paterno’s 82nd birthday, and for a present he got a contract to coach for three more years!  He’ll never quit, he’s a man who truly loves what he does.  Happy birthday JoePa.

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Also:  Congrats to the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team!  2nd consecutive national title after beating Stanford at the national championship tournament in Nebraska, coming from a 63 game winning streak.  Deemed the best team in NCAA history for women’s volleyball.  So awesome.  It’s a great time to be a Penn State student.