This past weekend, Hubster and I made an unholy pilgrimage to Tempe, Arizona. We had a date…a date with the Devils.
Sun Devil Stadium stood before us in all its extraordinarily hot glory. Did I mention it was hot?
We were early and things were quiet. There may not have been the din of a regular game day, but I was still excited.
Hubster remembered this special game…
Verizon welcomed us to the stadium and made us feel at home.
The team was on the field already, warming up, and fans were starting to fill the seats.
We had no trouble finding seats of our own. Excellent seats.
The sun started to set and play began. Go Devils!
The players weren’t the only ones practicing. The cheerleaders were out, as was Sparky, who made sure to practice his touchdown pushups.
I kept thinking how hot Sparky must be. Did I mention it was hot?
The team scrimmaged for 90 minutes and by the end, darkness had fallen.
But things were just heating up. Did I mention it was hot?
After play, we were allowed on the field for a meet-and-greet free-for-all. It was amazing…all those hot, virile men. Er, I mean, all those talented football players.
I started collecting signatures and photos. Here are the highlights…
RU-DY! RU-DY! RU-DY!
We’re Number One!
Michael Jones and I…
I have a special place in my heart for #13.
RU-DY! RU-DY! RU-DY! Take two.
Now, I’m no shorty, but next to Zach Krula’s 6’ 7” frame, I felt tiny!
I marveled at his beard and he marveled at Hubster’s beard. They bonded over facial hair. It was special.
Brent Miller had lovely eyes. I bet you were expecting me to say something crude…shame on you!
Hubster was nice enough to photograph me with the players, but I made sure to get at least one photo of him. With Coach Dennis Erickson…
Now, I’ve saved the best photos for last. While gathering sigs, I couldn’t help but notice across the broad expanse of field, a different broad expanse. Of chest.
Did I mention it was hot? Wowee!!!
My favorite picture of the night was with Ryan Torain. What a great guy and what a great bicep! Oh, his is nice, too.
It was a fantastic night. We filled up our football with team signatures; 36 in all. We got to stand on the field. We got to see football a week early! Here’s hoping for a great season…