Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bitter but Sweet! My First Steelers Game!

For Kari and My anniversary, Kari bought her and I tickets to the Steelers/Titans game here in Nashville. (If you don't already know, I am a die hard Steelers fan, and Kari has become even more die hard!)
Well, guess what,....we're pregnant!! and that leads to some unexpected happenings every now and then. And if you've kept up with this blog, you'll know that Kari's midwives have placed her on "house arrest." So the Steelers would have to deal with just me screaming for them in person which made the game bitter sweet for me. I wanted Kari to be a part of this experience.
Little did I know that I wouldn't be the only person wearing black and gold in the Titans stadium. When I got to my seat, there was not another Titans fan anywhere around me. There were actually tons of Steelers fans everywhere. It seemed like everywhere you walked downtown, Steelers fans were walking around. At least 40% of the Titans stadium was filled with Steelers' Terrible Towels.
I deffinitley didn't feel alone during the game. The Steelers congregation was high fiving me, screaming with me, grabing me and shaking me during the tense moments. It was such an amazing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it...despite the 29 degree high temp!!
The second bitter sweet part of the day was that the Steelers lost the game due to some less than great play. But even still, I stayed until the last second ticked off the clock and then I stayed even a little longer. It was my first Steelers game, so I wanted to drain every second and memory from it. It's funny, because when I watch the Steelers lose at home, I get so upset, but because it was my first ever Pittsburgh game, I was quite giddy and high on life.
Now Kari and I have our sites set on an even higher goal,...go to a Steelers game in Pittsburgh! We'll see if we can get our baby some Black and Gold garb and teach them how to cheer for the Steelers before next season!!


Anonymous said...

I think we need to get you a Rothlesburgher (sp?) jersey because i really think you look a bit like him. I know what you mean about the 'high on life' feeling you get after attending an NFL game in person. When we went to the Seattle game last year it was the same way... although i am sure watching the Steelers would have been better.
Give Keri my love and know we are praying for a safe delivery of the kiddo.... we are looking forward to picture since we are not going to be able to make it back that way. We love you and will see you soon!
Your big sis,

Rachael said...