It’s as cliche as it gets, but add one more person to the list of people who offer you the age-old advice of “enjoy college, it’ll be over before you know it.”
Take it from this super senior enjoying his “victory lap,” and make it up to Maryland this weekend. While I understand the perceived advantages to watching on an HDTV and enjoying the comfort of Blacksburg, too many of my “responsible” friends — those who graduated four years after enrolling — would do about anything to make it to FedEx Field Monday night.
These are the same friends I made the decision of “staying home” with several times in the past four years for big games. The difference now is their responsibilities are considerably more real now than in the dream world known as college.
Believe it or not, this will be your life before you know it.
I know for a fact you don’t have a final exam on Monday afternoon (or Tuesday morning for that matter). If it takes pulling an all-nighter on the road to make it to your overly-motivated professor’s 8 a.m. on Tuesday, negotiate a couple of dollars off of your tickets from a scalper and invest in some Red Bull.
Nobody that I know of leaves college and says “I wish I had experienced less.” We are some kind of lucky to have the quality of football program we have thanks to Coach Beamer; so get out there and support them.
No excuses, be a part of Hokie Nation and get to the game. Go Hokies!