Friday, February 5, 2010

Why is it not...

Football season yet?!?!?

I am 100% addicted to BYU football. College football in general, but specifically BYU. Having the position I do in Cougar United (BYU's Official Student Fan Association) has pretty much been the best thing that could have happened to an athletic lover such as myself. We get so many in's (4th row basketball games, meetings with Tom and Bill, meet and greets with players, and so much more!) and if I were to have an in with anyone, I would definitely want it to be with Athletics!

I came to the realization today that as much as I tell myself all year how much I just LOVE BYU sports and my loyalty to athletics does not really change...I realized today as I watched the highlight film from the BYU Oklahoma game, that that is false. I am COMPLETELY partial to the game of football.

This was the highlight of my day today. Just read it...then I will tell you about it.

Ticket for a Free Lunch on Signing Day

Dear Kendra Haynie,

As previously announced, Cougar United will be hosting a luncheon at which quarterbacks coach Brandon Doman will introduce BYU Football's 2010 recruiting class. The luncheon will be held in the Football Team's meeting room at 1:00 on Wednesday, February 3 and lunch will be provided by Bajio.

Yeah, you read that right, TEAM'S meeting room. I am officially a big deal! You would not believe the kind of stuff they have down the special hallway that only players and coaches are allowed to go down. But I am only going to talk about my very favorite part!

The picture above is a ginormous mural that covers a large portion of the wall. It says "2009 BYU Football" across the top of it and "Called to Serve" on top of that, and then has a key down in the corner, that says; Currently Serving, Returned Missionaries, and Coaches! All the players on the team and where they have gone on their missions or if they are currently serving and where. They replace this every single year! Isn't that amazing?! This is just one of the many many reasons I love BYU football. We are about so much more than just the game of football and winning. I love it.

Here is just a little sample of what the labels look like up close... I chose this one for no specific reason. Just a random football player...serving in a random place!

While eating lunch we got to converse with the following 2010 recruits:
running back Joshua Quezada, wide receiver Ross Apo, and quarterback Jake Heaps.
Please click here to find out how stinkin amazing these recruits are, as well as the other 22 that signed.

Fahu Tahi of the Minnesota Vikings just stopped in for lunch. NBD.

Remember those days when I lived for football games beacuse I just adored watching number 41 play? Oh yeah, I remember that to. Just seconds before this photo was taken Bryan Kehl, David Nixon, and Coach Mendenhall walked right by me! In real life! It was amazing. I was really hoping that Bryan would not come out of the meeting room while I was taking this picture..because that just would have been plain awkward!

Each year, Bronco has all the players (or the new ones to the team, so every player has one) design a shield that has certain things drawn on it that represent various aspects of his life, his goals, things that are important to him etc. I just happen to find this one when I was going around the room of a special football player who pretty much rocks my world! I was a little stoked to find it and since he is on his mission and I have not heard from his for ages, it made him seem a little bit not so far away! I love BYU football!

Only like 7 months until home opener... Can I make it?!



Dear person, please quit centering your text. It's 98% impossible to read quickly :)



AHHH I'm pretty much OBSESSED with this whole day and so glad you called to tell me all about it and now I get to see the pictures! Love you!

Ben and Jill

glad to hear life is going well for you!

Teresa W

Kendra this is so awesome! I had no idea you were so cool! Oh wait, no, I already knew that! Don't worry, I will of course be blog stalking you too! :)


haha of course just some random football player......not one that you probably were thinking off while you were looking on the that map of the missions! haha

Larissa Lynn


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