And so it begins anew tonight at 7 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium – another year of Arizona State football kicks off with the season opener against Northern Arizona University.
Another year sitting in section 22 next to my parents (though I reduced my ticket allotment from 4 to 2 in realization my wife will never come to a game). Another year of reconnecting with fall friends who enter our lives each September (or August) and are there nearly every week until the season ends in December.
Another year of the Princess serving as the section’s official “high-five” girl thanks to her oversized Arizona State hand. And another year where the time will come where I have to make the drive to Tucson for the annual game against Arizona.
Speaking of which, I’m told the Wildcats are opening their season today as well … except in Tucson, the season opener is known as “46 days until basketball practice starts.”[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=528wdxCTqfE&feature=related 400 300]