Bleeding Blue from the Nosebleeds

10.02.2011Colts games are probably one of my favorite things in the world. I’ve been going to them since I was about three, so I guess you could say it’s my dad’s fault that I love the game so much. Unfortunately, since coming to college, I haven’t been able to go to many games because I live so far away and because the tickets are so expensive. But once and a while I get the opportunity and I take it no matter what. That’s what happened last Sunday when the Colts played the Steelers at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indy. My friend Anne (a 2011 UD grad) messaged me a few weeks before the game and said she had two free tickets and asked me to go with her. She’s a Steelers fan, so I had to weigh my options carefully. After about two seconds of pondering I agreed. Nevermind that I would be camping the Saturday before and sleeping in a tent, waking up semi-early to drive back to campus and then the two hours home to Indy. I didn’t think it would be an issue. And it wasn’t. I mean, I was tired, sure, but the adrenaline and excitement surrounding the game kept me well-awake. Anne had never been to Indy before and I was sad that we couldn’t spend more time there, but we had an awesome time at the game, despite the fact that we were literally in the last possible row. That’s not an exaggeration. There was a giant concrete wall behind us. However, we could still see the ball, jersey numbers, and most of what was happening on the field so once I got over my slight fear of heights and tiny bit of vertigo, all was well. Being that the Colts’ starting QB is out for the season, I was expecting to get trounced. But my Colts fought to the end, losing only by a field-goal. I kind of consider that a win. And even though we may not make it to the play-offs this season, I’m still a fan and I’ll gladly sit in the nosebleeds for the chance to cheer them on.