This past weekend, I went to my very first college football game. Just reading that, you must be wondering where I’ve been all this time. Well, I’m from Thailand. And they never had American football over there. So naturally, I didn’t understand what all the hype was about when I first came here. And don’t even ask about the tailgates, I’d never even heard of them before!
I wasn’t able to make it to the first game of the season. No big deal, I thought. I wasn’t very excited about football yet. The following week, it just so happened that I was given tickets to the Penn State vs. Notre Dame game, THE game that everyone was talking. So I figured since everybody’s talking about it, I should take the opportunity to go and see what the excitement was all about.
After going to that game, I can now honestly say that you’ve never actually experienced Penn State until you go to one of the football games! Just the sight of over 100,000 people wearing white, waving pom-poms in the air and cheering on the Penn State name was absolutely captivating. I think it was there that I truly felt the blue and white spirit of Penn State run through me. I had no idea how the game is played (and I still don’t!), but the experience was incredibly exhilarating nonetheless. I’m addicted now…
Now the burden that lies ahead is trying to find tickets for the upcoming games!
–Kat Arjaree Keeratiprapa
|Originally from Thailand, Kat attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration there and has over three years working experience in the advertising industry, where she found her passion for brand management. At Smeal, Kat plans to focus on Product & Market Development and Strategic Leadership.|