Thursday, October 16, 2008

Make Beaver Stadium The Best

USA Today has a poll where they are attempting to discern the greatest venue for college football.  Beaver Stadium is, of course, on the list of the ten best places.  This is what they had to say about Beaver Stadium:

Penn State fans take to the bleachers as much for the coach as they do for the players. "Go before Coach (Joe) Paterno stops roaming the sidelines of Beaver Stadium, which is one of the few venues in the sport that looks bigger in person than on your flat screen," Cunningham says. "Be in the building in time to see 'JoePa' greet the student section during warm-ups, and make sure to stop by the Berkey Creamery, the largest university creamery in the nation, to get a scoop of Peachy Paterno while on campus."

I have been attending games in Beaver stadium since 1988 and I can say that it is a special place to go and visit.  At times, the crowd is absolutely deafening.  The atmosphere around the stadium before kickoff is truly amazing.  There is a sea of tailgaters surrounding one of the holiest shrines in college football for every home game.  Not only do you get to see a great team, a great coach, and a great stadium; you also get to see a fired up student section draped in white and going crazy.

A buddy of mine just got a ticket for the Michigan game and I almost instantly decided that I would've stabbed him in the eye for that ticket.

Anyway, vote for Beaver Stadium you crazy sons of bitches!



Anonymous said...

I can't argue with Camp Randall or Happy Valley being on that list, but I'm shocked at the omission of the Big House. Sure, it's fallen on hard times this year, but you have to admit it's a hell of a place to play.

JB said...

I will completely agree with you. Really, when you think about it, the list is somewhat odd. They omit: the horseshoe, the swamp, Baton Rouge, GA, and the list goes on.

I have no idea why Colorado is in there.