Friday, September 10, 2010

Thunder Struck!


Tonight an epic battle will take place in my hometown. My alma mater, Marshall University will take on WVU to win the Friends of Coal Bowl. As an alumnus of Marshall, I know first hand the fierce rivalry that this two schools hold between each other. Even though this game doesn't count for a conference (because they're in 2 separate ones), there's a lot of bragging rights that go to the winner! 

During my four years as an undergrad at Marshall, I never missed a home game. I was also fortunate enough to attend almost every away game as well! Thankfully, twirling got me to the away games for free! There's nothing like being in the Marshall Stadium and hearing the rumbling of Thunder Struck starting before the team comes out. 

Freshman year at the GMAC Bowl
Of course there was some games where it was so cold, I still try to forget about them....
Freezing in my warm up during a pregame
But then there were games that we so exciting, that I didn't want to leave once the clock stopped ticking. Those were the games that brought everyone together. The Thundering Herd can definitely put on a show! We've also had a few players go pro.  These guys played for Marshall before they went big time....
 
Chad Penninging, Randy Moss & Bryon Leftwich
So if you get the chance tonight, turn on your television and tune into a game that will definitely be rocking this town and state tonight! And you never know... you may see one of our biggest fans in the crowd...

(McG & Matthew McCoughney)
Let's go Herd!!!

21 comments:

Bri said...

I'm in love with Matthew! Sounds like you have a fun night ahead of you! :)

Steph S. said...

Awwww I LOVE THIS JENN!!! Perfect for today! It almost brought tears to my eyes, as sappy and silly as that might sound - You were such a pretty twirler, I remember those days! :D We love our herd!

Lindsey said...

Fun! I love football!

All the Small Things said...

I'm a huge Randy Moss fan!!

Christine said...

So fun! I hope they win!!!

Sunshinemeg said...

Look how cute you are! I love it. I love college football. I'm so glad fall is here and football is back!

Cara said...

You know I will be watching....but have this is the one game I can't pull for the Herd. Let's Go Mountaineers!!

:)

Kerr said...

I am so jealous of your twirling skillz!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

GO MARSHALL! (I can say that this week :) Hopefully it's a better out come than last. Have a great time!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Fabulous post despite the fact that I'm not a huge football fan, lol.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Yay for football season!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Love this! And you little baton twirler! Go Marshall!

Summer said...

Hey pretty girl,
You got that right this is a big game that is gonna rock our little town :)
Everywhere I have been today everyone is sporting WVU or Marshall....um don't hate me but Kelcee and I are sporting WVU LOL but you will like me again because the hubs is sporting Marshall and you will like me more that I have an outside flag that is half WVU half Marshall hahahahah

You are so pretty, I didn't know you were a majorette....how fun one of my dear friends was a majorette for WVU...my Dad loved WVU and alot of my friends went there and cheered so I root for them and my hubbys dad went to WVU and Marshall so he roots for Marshall

UM Matthew McConnehay is hot....that would be awesome if he was in the crowd....

I hope it is a great game
xoxo
Summer

Summer said...

PS I know Randy, he dated a friend of mine in HS....she cheered with me :)
He probably hasn't a clue who I am now though LOL

Hutch said...

If I was a fan of college football I think I'd love Marshall. I'm too busy focused on the NFL and baseball right now I never have the time to get into it. I'll still watch from time to time, but outside of Cuse (which usually sucks in the football arena) I have no loyalties.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Love the pictures.. so cool!

Shoshanah said...

I wound up catching the end of the game last night. I'm pretty anti-WVU so I was really hoping Marshall could pull the upset off. But it's too bad the way the game worked out

Brittany Ann said...

Because of Matty McConoughy, I think I can love Marshall. That, and thankfully, y'all never play the Gators. So I can cheer you on guilt free!

Llama said...

I was a cheerleader and loved how it allowed me to go to all the games for free too! Twirling looks like so much fun!

Lindsey said...

Matthew and football - what a fab combination! he he

~KS said...

Sorry the Herd didn't pull out a win... sounds like the game was fun nonetheless.

And JEM!?!??!!? That is the best idea I've heard so far. Cannot wait to see pics!!!!

All I think of when you say Marshall is the movie We Are Marshall. I cannot imagine the loss... and the pain. I cry everytime I watch it.