Thursday, September 27, 2007

This is not a sports blog, but...

OK, this really isn't a blog about football. You don't want me writing about football, trust me! But who can resist when there's so much team spirit in the air? It's fun to embrace USF Bulls fever -- a welcome change of pace. What would you rather read today: another housing scare story, or reporter Jessica Klipa's 1A story on University of South Florida's school spirit running rampant -- on our own campus?

I know my druthers, and I'll bet you're with us on this one. For football fans, it's a no-brainer, and our sports section has been packed with stories. But we can't resist touting the revelry and local pride on the front page this week, either.

As Jessica wrote, the fever has gripped the Manatee-Sarasota campus. The mayor of Tampa may have declared Friday Green and Gold Day, but our students are already packing green in anticipation of Friday night's sold-out game against West Virginia U.

Maybe only a non-football fan like me would hope that this high stays around for a while -- win or, gasp, lose!

Joan

1 comment:

The Master said...

We are surely in the final times, if the highest-ranked football team in the state hails from not Gainesville, Tallahassee or Miami ... but Tampa.

The Master hopes the editors and other newbie fans don't sprain an ankle trying to hop aboard the fast-moving bandwagon ...