Odds are...over the past 9 months, you've heard a few stories about Dear Old State.
Everyone has their own opinion about the whole ordeal, but for people who were born and raised Penn State fans...who's family members graduated from and still attend the school, who's family members received a great education from professors who never had anything to do with the football team...well...we still bleed blue and white.
And we always will.
Serious fans are serious about Penn State. So naturally, my family and I attended the first home game of the season. It's no secret around here that my sister is in the Blue Band Silk Line...and this year, my cousin made the Blue Band as a freshman trumpet player. My heart is broken into a million pieces for my cousin...who grew up with the dream of being in the Blue Band (his parents met in the Blue Band) and for his entire college career he won't be able to attend a bowl game. It breaks my heart even more that most of the kids in college right now didn't even know who Sandusky was and they are being punished for his actions and the inactions of others.
But, I digress, this post is about cookies!!!
First let's look back to a few of last year's cookies I took to the first home game.
Yikes! The sad part is...I thought they were great!
Here were the ones that I took this year.
First, I threw in a classy chevron pattern.
Then I added some lion heads.
And of course, we needed paw prints.
And some music notes, blue band logos and a trumpet and a flag.
While we might not be allowed to sing the song in the stadium, I could still make a cookie!
This is the platter of slogans.
The Nittany Lion still believes we're number 1.
I was sad for the football team that they couldn't pull off a win, but this season is about rebuilding and supporting.
Here are my sisters and I at the game.
And a close up of some of my cookies.
(Thanks to my sister, Britt, for the instagram photo!)
We are...ONE TEAM!!
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