We took Sam to his first high school football game tonight. One of the people in my discussion group in MOPS is the wife of the head football coach at South Granville High School and they were having a special breast cancer awareness game tonight. Everything was “pinked out” for breast cancer. It was neat. The players for S. Granville wore pink jerseys and the visiting team wore special jerseys with their numbers outlined in pink along with pink socks. It was neat to see high school “macho” football players showing support for breast cancer by wearing pink. Before the game, there were various booths set up for different vendors, Thirty-One, Park Lane, Willow House, Rex Hospital, Curves, Boy Scouts, and a bunch of other organizations/companies were there. However, the main reason we went was because there were area mascots involved!!! Since we have a little guy who loves mascots, we thought he would enjoy meeting some new ones from around the Triangle. He also likes to watch football on TV so we thought he would enjoy that, too. It was FREEZING so we only stayed through the first quarter and half of the second but, we had fun and Sam wore himself out running around. Here are the pictures from the evening.
First mascot, Stormie (Carolina Hurricanes)…

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Second mascot, BIG Cow from Chick-Fil-A…

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The CFA Cow gave Sam a football. Sam then showed off to the plethora of people standing around by throwing two AMAZING SPIRALS to this hispanic kid. Unfortunately, that boy didn’t catch Sam’s passes. I know Sam has a good arm for a barely two year old but I was TOTALLY impressed tonight.

Third Mascot, Mr. Wuf (NC State)…

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Fourth Mascot, Wool E. Bull (Durham Bulls)…

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A random thing we saw was a turkey leg vendor. The fact that he was selling turkey legs wasn’t the oddity. It was what he was selling the turkey legs OUT of that was a bit strange…

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Yes, that is only part of an old car.

I don’t know what Sam was looking at in this picture. I was trying to get a shot of Sam, Travis, and the moon (Sam’s fav thing to look at right now) but Sam would never look.

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Then we had run around and play time while waiting for pre-game festivities to start.

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“Go long, Dada…”

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“Just kidding… I’m going to throw it to Momma…”

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Hmmm… where did he learn this?

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It’s time for the national anthem. In case you were wondering, it is called The Star Spangled Banner NOT God Bless America. You should put your hand over your heart during the NATIONAL anthem NOT during God Bless America. That annoys me but that will be reserved for another post.

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Waiting for the home team…

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Those girls HAVE to be freezing in those short shorts.

Coin toss…

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The even painted pink ribbons on the field…

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When the team came out, pink and blue balloons were released for breast cancer. People who had received one in the crowd released theirs too. It was so cold that some of the balloons didn’t fly too well. In fact, we watched one clump of balloons actually come back down. It was kind of funny.

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An up-close shot of the visitors uniforms. The numbers are outlined in pink and they have on pink socks.

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However, the best uniforms DEFINITELY belonged to S. Granville. Check out those pink jerseys! NICE!

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One semi-blurry action shot before I close… (#30 has the ball and is about to go down)

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It was a fun night and it supported a great cause. It definitely brought back memories of standing on the bleachers at South Florence games FREEZING MY TAIL OFF. Therefore, I definitely felt like I was at a high school football game. I also realized how old I am- these kids would have been around Sam’s age and a little bit older when I graduated from high school. YIKES!!!
Steph

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