I was never a huge Lobo's fan. I was born here in the Duke City but raised in Texas and my fingers naturally form into a Hook em Horns sign rather than a barking wolf. Having said that, I think it's time to change my home team. After winning the tickets from DCF the wife and I headed down to the field around 4 o'clock. She actually took off work early so she could make it. It was her first football game after all and I wanted her to experience it from start to finish.
We arrived at the parking lot and noticed how few cars were parked there. I had heard of the low attendance of fans to the games but had no idea it was this bad. We pulled in next to the big tent and it was locked down too. Some students walked by holding books and I had a funny feeling something wasn't quite right. I looked at Irma, seeing the confused look on her face, I suddenly realized that it was Friday.
So, trying not to look too foolish, I told my wife not to mention this to anyone as she laughed at me in a horrible way only wives can do. So I took her to Texas Land and Cattle and then a movie to bribe her into silence. Such a foolish man I am.
The next day, we drove up and were happy to see it was the right day due to the police present and orange vests walking around.
We came into the big Alumni tent, picked up our tickets, hit the buffet and sat at the front table just in time for the Old Timers Marching band to make their appearance. Ronald McDonald even came by to compliment me on my awesome fur cap.
We enjoyed the food, looked at the auction, then walked to the stadium. My wife was born in Mexico, she knows futbol, not so much football, so it was actually a huge treat for me to show her around. Not that I am an expert mind you. It does make it seem so though when the person your teaching doesn't know anything about the subject. I played High School ball and have heated the benches here and there so I know enough to make her think I know what I'm talking about. She does the same with her enchiladas.
We found our seats and she wrapped herself in the blanket as we ate some popcorn and twizzlers.
I think the running chant in our section was "Throw the Ball!!" rather than Go Lobos!
I dunno. Having played a bit. Having watched a bit. Fans can be dillwads. I found myself rooting for the Lobos more out of frustration that the hard core fans weren't more supportive of the home team than anything else. So what if the team is having an off year! Get behind 'em, show some love in good times and bad. Through coaches that slap and couches that suck. Its the home team. Kind of like marriage without the option of divorce, so make the best of it and enjoy it for what it is - a game.
That's my opinion anyway.
The Lobo's lost. It ain't the end of the world. It ain't even the end of the season. I had fun. Irma enjoyed it and thanks to DCF and the Lobos, they just found themselves two more fans. We might even get season tickets.
Thanks DCF and the Alumni folks for the tix.