Gameday: A USC Tradition

brenton Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Hey everyone,

Hope that you all are doing well and that you have had an enjoyable week. With Gameday upon us once again, Beat the Aggies, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite USC traditions, Football Gamedays. USC football is unlike anything I had ever experienced in my life before I came to Southern California. Coming from Boston I had seen the Patriots play in Gillette Stadium and had watched a lot of high school football teams but I never got the chance to participate in a large college football Gameday.

I remember it like it was yesterday. The sound of music flooded into my dorm room. The red outlines of the time on the clock read 7:06 am. I looked over at my roommate with piercing eyes, “who could be up this early in the morning?” I thought to myself. Yet I found him sound asleep. Determined to find where the music was coming from I opened my dorm room door and the sound started to wain. I put my ear up the window in my dorm room and the sound got louder. I determined it was coming from outside. Like any other eager Freshman, I threw on my pajamas and took the elevator to the bottom floor. Walking out of the lobby and around the corner from Marks Tower I feasted my eyes on my first Gameday. All the alumni had already started ESPN live streams on their inflatable TV screens, kids were running around, people were playing cornhole, and best of all, the campus was covered in a sea of cardinal and gold.

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This was the beginning of a long standing tradition of always going to Gamedays on campus, buying season tickets every single year, and becoming a Trojan football supporter for life. One of the best parts about Gameday is that all the alumni come back to campus and I get to catch up with all my friends who have graduated. In addition, seeing all my friends on Gameday decked out in all their school spirit gear is awesome as well. The feeling is contagious and as soon as I got to USC I caught Trojan Fever … and I don’t think I will ever be able to get rid of it.

Have a great weekend,

Brenton

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