My First Ever Football Game: OSU vs. MSU

I will never forget my first football game ever attending. It was a Michigan State vs Ohio State football game at The Shoe and I was around 10 years old. I was really excited about it because 1) I had never been to a football game before and 2) My Aunt, Uncle, and cousins were coming to town and were going with us!

My Aunt, Uncle and 2 cousins are all die-hard MSU fans. My Aunt and Uncle both grew up in Lansing, MI and attended MSU where they met. They passed down their MSU spirit to their 2 children who eventually did grow up to attend college at MSU. My parents, on the other hand, did attend MSU and that is where they met, but then they moved to Columbus, Ohio where they slowly began to cheer for MSU and OSU, especially once my sisters and I started to go to Ohio State for college. Go Bucks! I grew up in a family of rivals, some Michigan fans, some Michigan State fans, and some Ohio State fans.

Well on this particular day, we were all being die-hard MSU fans for the game, all decked out in green and white. We got to the game early so we could walk around campus and experience our first tailgate. I remember sitting on the curb of Lane and Neil, eating Tommy’s pizza just watching all the Ohio State fans cheering, drinking, and yelling O-H, I-O. Of course we also got to hear the famous “We Don’t Give A D- Bout The Whole State Of Michigan” song. The atmosphere was wild, crazy and filled with team spirit. So far, I was quite enjoying my first experience of a game day.

We arrive at the stadium and it begins to blizzard. My enjoyment quickly goes away. Within 5 min of the game, I was an icicle and ready to leave. I spent the rest of the game in a ball with hand warmers huddled next to my siblings and my mom trying to stay warm. Needless to say, I did not become a die-hard football fan that day.

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