Remember how Lindsey bought Pens tickets for my birthday? Well, her birthday was the 15th of November and to celebrate, I took her to the Steelers/Raiders game this weekend. It was an awesome game, especially since the Steelers destroyed the Raiders 35-3. If you want a nice little recap of the game, go to Sean's site. Instead, I will give you a bit about the experience.
first regular season Steelers game and the first time I ever drove down to a game.
We meet up with Lindsey's sister (Kayla) and her boyfriend (Adam--an Oakland fan). We drink a few beers and then head off to find our company's tailgate. It took us forever to find the damn thing. No one seemed to be able to give us any kind of directions. I wish we would have found it earlier though, they had great food and plenty of free beer.
The nice thing about watching the Raiders get crushed was that they had to punt many times. Why would this matter? Well, their long snapper is Jon Condo, who went to my high school and graduated a year after me. Check this post out it you would like to see Jon.
After the game, we went to the car. And as I expected, the garage was still pretty empty except for my car being wedged between two pillars. Glad they saved those other spots for all the other large cars that might need them.
I also made the mistake of listening to Lindsey on the way home. She said she wanted to stop at the Waterfront to see a friend. I was going to just hop back on 279 and head north. Either go up to 79 and take 80 across and maybe stop off at my mom's house.
Traffic was ridiculous and we sat there for over an hour. Then we decided to go another way: 28 North to Kittaning (or is it spelled Kittanning? Too lazy to look it up), which then takes you to 422, which goes to Ebensburg. In case you did not know this, Ebensburg is the nexus of all highways: 219, 22, 422, close to I-99...
We left the game at 4:55 and made it home at 8:58 (we stopped to eat for like twenty-five minutes). Aside from the horrible traffic, the entire day was awesome and I cannot wait to go to another game. I want to take her to a Penn State game next year. Actually, it does not even matter if we go to a game, I want to take her tailgating.