From the Parking Lot:
Tailgating at a Penn State game is an experience like no other.Â We’ve chronicled that many times before on PennStateTailgate.com.Â Every once in awhile, however,Â there is a bit more of a community in the parking lot.Â Something that brings the fans even closer.Â That happened on Saturday in Happy Valley when news of the impending Michigan loss spread faster than a fire at a sawdust factory.Â
People were roaming the parking lots, with score updates coming from cell phones, makeshift satellite TVs and word of mouth in line for the porta potties.Â PSU fans were immediately enjoying themselves just a bit more.Â The joy of the loss was only a bit interrupted by the thought every fan was having “will this make them a hell of a lot harder to beat in three weeks?”
All I know if that celebrating a Michigan loss in early September is a rare treat, unless they’re playing Notre Dame.Â This one was fun.Â Of course, all you Mich lovers out there have plenty to come back at me with (yeah I remember the last victory…I was in my twenties then), but it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this one.Â
The rest of this week’s tailgate went off without a hitch.Â Beautiful weather, delicious food, and spectacular company.Â These are the days…
From the Field:
I usually leave the expert on the field analysis to my good friend over at “In the Huddle,” but I’ll offer my opinion here:Â You couldn’t tell one thing from this game.I usually leave the expert on the field analysis to my good friend over at but I’ll offer my opinion here:Â You couldn’t tell one thing from this game.There were no answers as to the reliability of the offensive line, but there was a game of experience under their belt.Â There were still dropped passes by Derrick Williams, and fumbles that will change a game in the heart of the Big Ten schedule.Â There were many flashes of talent, but how much can you really tell against a team that hasn’t won a game in such a long time.Â I’d say not much.Â Of course, I’ll take still wondering to losing to a I-AA team.Â Go Blue…and White!
Until next time in the parking lot…
S-T-A-T-E GO STATE!