Opening Day

Opening Day

 

Opening Day

Dearest Alumni and Friends,

We are currently 25 hours from the return of the most cherished spectacle we all enjoy most, Drexel Lacrosse. Tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm our Drexel Dragons will face the Virginia Cavaliers at Vidas Field, 43rd and Powelton, West Philadelphia, PA. To say that I am beyond amplified would be the understatement of the year. West Philly’s Finest will undoubtedly have the greatest tailgate of all time. Seriously, I joke you not, the best of all time, bar none. We have booze, food, and radio vendors all online with us. We got a twitter feed that will be updated accordingly from the tailgate and game. There is sure to be thousands in attendance tomorrow on our field! We are more than prepared to thoroughly lubricate and pre-game for the main event. Get down there early and get ready to ride the wave of excitement.

To be honest, I don’t even have that much hate right now. Let’s be clear I hate the Virginia Cavaliers. I hate their cocksure ACC attitude, I hate first names on their roster like Steele, Tanner, Wyatt, and Rhody (kind of sick name, if and only if, they meant Rhody by what I think they meant it by), I hate that they think they were so effing cool, that at one point they called themselves the “wahoos” – which as I understand it is a reference to a fish that can drink its own weight…I literally hate them with everything that I am. Buttttt, I am more excited than hate filled for once. Lacrosse is back and we get to welcome it in by seeing our boys open up against the defending national champions. 

Is there anything better than pulling into the parking lot on opening day? Is there anything better than hearing the pumping music from the parking lot as you turn the corner? Is there anything better than seeing the WPF Flag waving high in the parking lot? The answer is no. Tomorrow is sure to be one of the greatest days in West Philly’s Finest history. We have done everything we can in order to prepare for an amazing day and we know you will enjoy it!  This is our Super Bowl.

Once 2 pm hits our job is not over. Once the first whistle blows our true calling begins. The boys will need our aid at times during the game and lets be prepared to give it them. Let’s be the loudest and most fun group of alumni this school has ever seen while our boys dismantle the Virginia Cavaliers one quarter at a time. We have learned in the past that UVA always plays for 4 quarters and at times when we had them on the ropes we couldn’t make the knockout punch that was needed. On the other hand, we did achieve this goal once…on one of the single greatest days of my life in Charlottesville, VA we took the field for 4 quarters against a Virginia Cavaliers team, went toe-to-toe with them for 60 minutes and knocked them out when we needed to. We shocked the world and that win could be seen as the win that put Drexel Lacrosse on the national map. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8H-Ke7DOrU .

It’s great to reminisce about that past day but honestly, it’s tired. We need a new signature win, which would absolutely be attained tomorrow if our boys, with our aid of course, can knock them off in the first regular season game of the year. There is no doubt that it can happen, the question is; will you be there to participate in and witness the battle?