A Mercer Island Sports Blog
Is it fall already? | Thoughts of the weekSeptember 1st, 2011 at Thu, 1st, 2011 at 3:19 pm by Megan Managan
It feels like we were just here, bearing down on the latest fall season just moments ago, but really it’s been a year.
Tomorrow night I’ll be making my first pilgrimage of the season – heading to Kirkland for the Lake Washington vs. Garfield game as part of my duties with the Kirkland Reporter. The following night I’ll be at the Clink for the first Islander game, in what is probably one of my favorite places to watch a game. It’s certainly a far cry from the football fields surrounded by grass ‘tracks’ at the 2B high schools I once covered in Eastern Washington. Talk about a change in atmosphere.
The one thing that won’t accompany my Saturday evening football, is the MIHS marching band, since they won’t be playing until the Islanders first home game on Sept. 16. Being a former band nerd myself (shout out to all those sax players out there), it’s always been one of my favorite aspects of the game and MIHS never disappoints. They, along with Juanita’s pep band, always make the timeouts/halftime/random filler time worth humming along to (and usually leads to humming Journey all the way home until I have to search out the real song on my iPod the next day to get it out my head).
Ideally, it would have been a three football game weekend, but alas the Cougs game Saturday isn’t going to be on TV. Not that I really expected the WSU vs. Idaho State game to be picked up by anyone, but I did hope maybe nothing else exciting was going on in Eastern Washington/Idaho to warrant coverage of the game. How does the possibility of being 1-0 for the first time since 2005 not get people excited? Guess I’ll have to settle for straining my eyes on the computer screen, refreshing every 2 minutes or waiting for my brother to text me with updates. There’s nothing like yelling Go Cougs to an computer screen, throwing your arms up in the air and then realizing, wait you aren’t actually at the game.
Have thoughts of your own on the upcoming sports season, or just sports in general? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.