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The Journey


The first college football game I ever attended was the 1977 Tangerine Bowl. I was 16 and fell in love with Bobby Bowden and the Florida State Seminoles (WallyJim Jordham was awfully cute!). For decades, I really thought it was BB and not FSU that held my heart ( I was actually going to use Bowden as my firstborn son's middle name- God was looking out for me as He thankfully sent me four girls). Years of being taken for granted has made me see the light. The bulb switched totally on the afternoon of the USF game. I'd paid a premium price for 40 yard line seats and ended up sitting next to Bulls fans. The tool sitting next to me said something like"isn't it time to dump Bobby" and I, in my best bobbyhaze, replied that " there would never be another Bobby Bowden and he could stay as long as he wanted". Mind you the BYU thriller had convinced me yet again that "we had turned the corner".  Three hours of broiling like a tatertot in Doak made me change my mind. It was ME who had gotten up at 4:00 AM; it was ME who had driven 5 hrs; it was ME who put on warpaint, stood up, made noise when I was supposed to, warwhooped myself hoarse, it was ME who pounded beer after beer to try and erase the truth of what a sorry state FSU football had become. There may be no "I" in team, but there is a ME. Bobby didn't build the stadium, or the program. He may have tended it and expanded it (quite successfully), but he didn't build it. It was Me that built it. ME and all the other MEs. The MEs who came before , who came after, and those who sat  next to ME (sorry, I've always considered my whoop a gift from god). I am Florida State and Florida State is ME. I found this site the Sunday after that game. I'm certain I have very little in common with any of you (you seem to be overweight, undersexed men- you dish it, you gotta be able to take it-  just my luck one of you will end up being George Clooney). What we do have in common more than makes up for what we don't. Bobby isn't Florida State. WE ARE FLORIDA STATE and she needs our undivided support on our continued journey. 

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