Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MNF in Jacksonville!

A couple of weeks ago, Brian and I were sitting at a local sports bar watching the Ravens game. When they showed a schedule of the remaining games, we noticed a Monday night game in Jacksonville at the end of the month. In that moment, a plan was hatched to road-trip the hour and a half down to Florida to go to the game. It took Brian a while to officially get off work for a couple days (at the very last minute, of course), but late last week we bought the tickets and packed our bags. Gotta love a little spontaneity!

On Monday night, we donned our Ed Reed jerseys to head over to EverBank Stadium, home of the Jaguars.

The stadium in Jacksonville has an awesome location right on the water, so people pull up their boats to tailgate before the game. How fun is that?! Sadly, we don't have our own boat (as much as Brian wishes we did), so we took a river taxi over to the game. Which was almost as exciting.

After taking in the beautiful sunset views of Jacksonville from the water, we headed over to the stadium. We walked through throngs of people and tailgaters (and, surprisingly, lots of purple!), passing by ESPN's Monday Night Football buses. There was so much excitement in the air. And, naturally, some good-natured trash talking, too.

The weather was absolutely perfect for my second NFL game ever (and much better conditions than the last game we went to!) I might have to stop there in describing our game experience though, as the sting of loss is still a little painful today.

I won't talk about the extremely poor showing by our offense or how embarrassing it was to lose to the Jaguars.

Or how they won by only scoring field goals (which shouldn't even count as a real win!)

Or how objectively terrible the officiating was.

Or how most of the Jaguars' fans were totally just jumping on the bandwagon for the night.

I'll be a good sport and just say it was still fun to cheer our boys on in person. :)

Of course, despite the less than stellar outcome....we love our Ravens. It was still totally worth the trip!


Lindsay said...

Love your new designe!!! :)
How fun for MNF...I have only been to a pro football game when I was little. But they look so much fun!!!

Candace said...

I love football. It looks like you had so much fun. I also love loyal fans. This really cracked me up. I always accuse people of being bandwagon jumpers;) If it makes you feel any better my vikings stink!

PS- Love your new blog look!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

That game was brutal! I thought there were a lot of bad calls against the Ravens. Even though your team lost, I'm glad you had fun! I would love to go to an NFL game one day!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

your blog is very both look like you had a lot of fun!

Mrs. Bear said...

Great pictures! Love the blog layout =0)

Jax said...

So fun! Love your jerseys, girl!

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