The tailgating scene at Stanford is fantastic. They have abundant parking close to the stadium in nicely laid out lots that are great for tossing around a football, playing cornhole, or just setting up a tent and a grill and hanging out. The typical Stanford "fan" is pretty ambivialent about football. It's not very important to them. It's a diversion, not a passion. I think they view CU fans as kind of weird in that respect. Back to the number of CU fans for a second. It struck me, about halfway through the third quarter, that this was how we, as fans, can do our part. We just need to keep showing up. Any recruit who came to that game saw a bunch of black and gold in the stands EVEN THOUGH WE SUCK. It's not a secret that our football team is atrocious, but we're still showing up. That sends a very solid message, I think. This is how we do our part. Just show up. We don't have to like what we see on the football field. We don't have to be quiet about our disappointment, but we have to keep showing up. Anyway - off the soapbox for now. It was a lot of fun. It was great to catch up with Abs, Digi, Nik, BuffTuba and a host of others. I'll definitely be going back to a game at Stanford in the future, with hopefully better on-field results.