Psssst…don’t tell anyone, I’m a Buffs fan!
Let me clarify my headline, I’m a Buffs football fan. You see, I attended a college “where the mountains meet the sea” out west somewhere, and let me assure you with the price of beach real estate, there is no football stadium anywhere in sight! There is something fun and exciting in the air around college football season and I can’t imagine a better school to celebrate with than Boulder’s hometown team.
Don’t get me wrong, my Pepperdine Waves have an outstanding baseball, volleyball and water polo program - not to mention a heck of a surf team! Our big homecoming game centers around basketball (not to mention FREE In-N-Out Burgers)! Orange and blue pride abounds in the ‘Bu’ (what the locals call Malibu) but I have to admit, the Waves have got nothing on CU Buffs fans!
Evidence of this can be seen at the annual Pearl Street Stampedes that rumble through Downtown. The first one of the season was awesome – one of the largest (if not the largest) crowds ever assembled for this event! Thousands of fans of all ages and dressed in their Buffs best, headed down to the 1300 block to cheer on members of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band & football team two weeks ago (prior to the CSU game). So what if “we” haven’t won a game this season? As Scarlett O’Hara said, “tomorrow is another day!”
Tonight, let’s get out in full force and show support for “our” team. What better mental preparation than to see and hear cheering fans, the fight songs and the cheer squad. It’s supposed to be a beautiful evening, so grab your family and friends, put on some black and gold and meet your community in front of the Court House at 7 p.m. The Stampede heads west and ends in the Camera parking lot. And keep your eyes open for a lady wearing a black hoodie with a pink shirt revealing a few white letters (Go Waves!). While I’m proud to support the Buffs, I will forever be a Pepperdonian at heart!
2009 Pearl Street Stampede Dates:
Friday, September 18
Friday, October 16
Friday, October 30
Friday, November 6- Terri, Pepperdine Class of '95