Monday, August 18, 2014

Pre-Season Started

On Friday, the Oakland Raiders began their season by taking on the Detroit Lions in a pre-season game. This was my first game at the Oakland coliseum but Beezy has been going for years. Since he's a season ticket holder that means we'll be going to all of the games together. If you live in Sacramento there is two ways to go to a game. You can either ride a game bus which is kind of like a large party bus filled with fans. Not only do they give you food and drinks but a ride to and from. Then there's the way we decided to go, you can drive. We chose to drive over to Oakland and tailgate.
 
The game didn't start until 7:00p.m. but we loaded up the car at noon and made our way over to Oakland. Once we got there, we set up the tent to block out the sun, got the food ready and plopped down in some chairs. We also set up our new grill! Beezy saw this online a few weeks ago and said he had to have it. He saved up his winnings from Caveman Keno at Thunder Valley and there you have it...

This was my first time really tailgating. In college, I twirled for Marshall so there wasn't really any time for tailgating because we had things that we had to do on game days. Once I finished college, I moved away. So this was a new experience to say the least. There was definitely some characters in the crowds. I saw some of these guys...

They also had a marching band! Um that's right up my alley. I told Beezy next time I should bust out a baton and start twirling. Judging from his facial expression, I don't think he agreed. Haha! He's just never seen me in action. That's all! Once night fell it was time to get in to the stadium. After being chose by a Lake Tahoe resort for a discount night at their resort and a free two night trip to Cabo including airfare, we got to our seats!
 
I decided not to take my dslr to the game but next time I will for sure! I got to see the stadium field which is the only NFL one to share with a baseball team so the diamond is still on the turf. We also saw the famous Oakland Cheerleaders. It was a good game and the Raiders won! So pre-season is 1-1.

Fun fact... we had to turn around twice for things that we forgot at the house. We never thought we were going to make it to the highway. Haha!

3 comments:

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Looks like he has pretty great seats! I love football so much!!

Lady Jewels Diva® said...

You should do a video of you twirling and post it.

Nicole P said...

"He's just never seen me in action, thats all" hahahah LOVE IT.

Since we have been internet friends for so long I am going to go ahead and forgive you for being a raider fan for love haha