Monday, July 30, 2012

It's going to be a party

About 10 years ago, you could hold a TU season-ticket party in a phone booth. Now, it needs Xfinity Live.

Recently, the subject of redemption and Temple football came up as part of a message board post on A poster named MH55 noted the difference between Penn State and Temple football fans thusly:
"Frankly, I'll stand with the 5,000 who came every weekend through 15 years getting our asses kicked. The commentary on BWI (a Penn State equivalent to Owlscoop) has revealed the character of many and continues to shine light on the source..."
I will stand by those fans, too, as early as Wednesday night of this week when the season-ticket-holders like myself get together at Xfinity Live for a shindig party (6-7:30 p.m.). I've never been to Xfinity Live but I hear great things about the place and this is my opportunity to check it out.
Xfinity Live is right next to Temple tailgate Lot K.

 Redemption is a big word for Temple football fans.
Sometimes, I had the fleeting thought that "sadism" was an apt word, too, sitting through a 51-3 loss to Virginia in 2005. The score was 44-0 at halftime and it might have been the only time I left the stadium that early.
A year later, the defensive coordinator of that Virginia team, Al Golden, took over at Temple and the curve started to slowly shoot up but not before a pair of 62-0 losses, one to Louisville and one to Minnesota.
 On Wednesday night, Temple fans can celebrate redemption with a few drinks and light snacks. They are back in a Big East that once scorned them. This time, the Big East does not know what is about to hit them.
We do.