Today, echos of "touchdown" and victory marches will be heard in and outside of stadiums across the country. Freshly painted with white lines and team logos, well-groomed fields will soon be trampled by college boys prepped to entertain us with their athleticism, sportsmanship (or lack thereof, in some cases) and their drive to succeed. They will give us another reason to be proud. Proud of our alma mater, proud of our favorite.
They will give us football season. It's here, and it is certainly time to tailgate. Cheer for the team you love best, cheer for the underdog. Cheer with your heart, fight not with the opponent. It's all in good fun, and should remain as such. This is my favorite time of year, believe it or not. It takes me back to high school football. It takes me back to college, where us girls across the street from Notre Dame got season tickets, too.
GO IRISH, I say. Let's give Our Mother a win today.