There's nothing like gameday. If your team is playing at home, you've got your friends and family tailgating outside the stadium with you, your marching band playing that same familiar fight song you just happen to know all the words to and you've got everyone in the city wearing the same color. (Total fashion faux pas to walk in somewhere and have someone else wearing the same thing as you! But game day is where we let it slide...)
As I've traveled to all of the schools and into the heart of their home cities, it's always so wonderful to be greeted by the fans. They have such passion for their programs, and where I am equally a fan of every C-USA school, I can't help but smile, nod, and listen to what is in someone's heart as they talk about their school.
I was once and am still a very big fan of my alma mater, but now it's grown to appreciating everyone who cheers for their school and athletic program---because I can empathize when that OT game results in a loss, or can be on cloud nine when that game results in victory after a last-minute play. Afterall, we all have a heart and passion and we all appreciate what fans bring to the game... except of course if it's that day's opponent.
Darren Clark, Marshall Almnus and Thundering Herd fan for life.