Friday, October 29, 2010

Cross-Town Showdown

It's a big day in Abilene today. Some would call it the biggest day of the year. Tonight, Abilene High and Cooper will have the BIG football game. Side note: I am not as into this as I might be making it sound. Just wanted you to know that. However, I used to be VERY into this. We would look forward to Abilene High vs. Cooper for weeks upon weeks. The whole week leading up to the game was so exciting for us back in the day. Lots of excuses for dress up days, blacked out hallways, and an amazing black-out pep rally that consisted of lots of glow sticks and glow necklaces. Yes... I used to think this week was a VERY big deal.

The game tonight will determine who wins district this year. It has been said that there will be 20,000 people there tonight - myself and Ethan included. My Mom called to yesterday to inform me of this:

Mom: Well, the game is sold out for tomorrow night! There are going to be 20,000 people there! You are going to feel like you're at a Tech game!!

Me: Umm, I don't know about that.

You see, my Mom is Abilene High's #1 fan. It started when Chelsea and I were cheerleaders. Now she is the Athletic Secretary, so I suppose that is part of her job.

Whenever I go to a game with her, I know I can count on one conversation:

Mom: Well Jen, does it feel weird to be sitting up here in the stands instead of out cheering on the field?

Me: {Rolling my eyes} No, Mom, that was like 7 years ago.

It never fails.

I haven't been in town for the cross-town rivalry since '04. I will say that the atmosphere around this place today is pretty exciting. Not quite like Lubbock gets before playing UT, but it's still fun.
I mean, poor little Abilene can't help it. They don't have a big college to get all excited about, so this is about as good as it gets.

I hope it's a good game and that we don't get caught in too much traffic. TGIF and Go Eagles!!

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