we’ve got some ‘canes over here!

Tonight is a big night.

The Miami Hurricanes take on FAU in their home opener in Miami Gardens. I’m absolutely stoked. The Hurricanes are one of the only teams on which we all agree (the Yankees being the other), so it’s especially exciting. And, no matter what, it’s going to be a great season!

Since it’s Friday, and we do fun things on Friday, I just wanted to share with you some of the things that help make our Hurricanes games complete.

1. The right top. It’s still a wee bit too hot to wear a jersey at outside games, so I found this adorable racerback tank from Nike.

It’s light and comfortable, and I love the length of it. I also really like the simplicity of it – just the split U logo on a white background.  Other teams are available.

2. The perfect accessories. I’m very blessed to have some incredibly talented friends, and Jodi, of Weil’d Hair & Accessories. Look at what she made me.

Custom order - Hurricanes Inspired for Jennifer E - Copy

I cannot wait to show this off for games. Jodi can make these chunky necklaces in all kinds of color combos (she actually made the sweetest necklace for little man’s friend with a Rainbow Dash charm and neon beads). Check out Weil’d Hair & Accessories on Facebook and Etsy.

3. Beer. I love beer and football. Confession: I’m not fancy and I don’t appreciate beers that are “good” or “craft” or any derivative thereof. Bud Light is just fine by me. This season will prove interesting since I have long runs on Saturday mornings and scheduled runs on Mondays – which means I’m going to need to go easy on the booze. I haven’t really been able to drink more than one of anything since my surgery, so it’s probably going to be easier than I expect.

4. Tailgate Food. You just can’t watch a game without the appropriate munchies. Mr PugRunner makes some amazing baked and grilled wings, and we will often pair those with things like my baked meatballs or a heavy dip (spinach dip, pizza dip, jalepeno popper dip, buffalo chicken dip… really any dip will do). It never really gets too cold here, but I still enjoy a hearty chili or french dip sandwiches on game day as autumn nears. Just something about those things screams “football” to me.

Are you ready for College Game Day and the start of the NFL season?

What things help make you feel ready for football?

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14 Responses to we’ve got some ‘canes over here!

  1. so fun! The Montana State Bobcats had their season opener game last night and won. We try to go up to Bozeman for a couple games a year.

    My husband also keeps his beer simple Coors light or Bud light is all he likes 🙂
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Awesome! I wish we could get to more games, but it’s a 5 hour drive and a few of the games really aren’t kid-friendly. I think ours is one of the only stadiums that sells alcohol, and with the big rivalries, it can get ugly.

      Yay for Bud Light! I love good red wine and good whiskey, but simple beer is the way to go for me.

  2. I’m not a big football fan, but my university’s inaugural football season kicks off next Saturday and I’m the football team’s tutor, so that’s exciting 🙂 I can definitely get on board with Bud Light and food, though 🙂
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  3. My alma matter, Bowling Green State University, played last night and won! Way to have a home opener!
    The University I work for (my alma matter’s rival), plays tomorrow against Florida. They will probably get killed, and that’s okay by me!
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  4. Kristy says:

    Love the tank and accessory! I bet its fun to live in a state where you can attend games! I could go to a few college games, but sometimes its just easier to watch them on T.V. than battle the traffic here on those nights:) Have fun at the game!!!!
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  5. We need to schedule another tailgate with the boys! And also — COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS BACK!!! YAY!!!

    Sorry, got a little excited there.
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  6. jan says:

    Love the tank! I’m not fancy with beer either. Unless Coors Light is somehow fancy?
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  7. I am so excited about football season! Purdue (my alma mater) plays today, and Louisville (team I was born and raised as a fan) plays tomorrow. Football season makes it feel like fall, which is my favorite season. I can’t wait until it gets cooler so I can fix chili for the games!
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