We're not bandwagon Seahawks fans which really puts us at odds with the rest of the state of Washington, but we decided we could support our local college team since they rarely, if ever, play against Clemson or an SEC team. And I like that they have colors similar to our own college team.
Now if this was the South I'd have probably donned a cute sweater dress and some tights and boots. But no one dresses up for games here (or for anything really), partly because it's chilly but mostly because it's Washington, so instead I settled for a purple sweater, skinny stretchy black pants, a vest and boots. And honestly I felt a little overdressed- hah. I also wore my purple FU hat which always gets me a few double takes out here because no one has heard of Furman and maybe they just think I'm telling people off.
As we got closer to the campus we passed through the waters dominated by the UW crew team and it was fun to see where all the different classes and teams had left their mark painted on the walls along the water as encouragement towards the finishing line. Have you read The Boys in the Boat yet? You need to! Put it on your list now.
If I had been a student at UW I definitely would try to find a friend with a boat so that we could tailgate on the water. In fact I probably wouldn't have actually gone to the games and just spent my Saturdays cheering on the Huskies from the dock. Boat people are the best people and it was a really fun atmosphere.
We ended up leaving at half time since it got kind cold in the stadium and UW wasn't doing anything spectacular. We ubered back to our car and headed home to our pup instead. We're not die hard fans yet but we're another step closer to becoming passable pacific north westerners.