I went to a small New England school for college. If they drew 1000 people for a football game, it was a crowd. Medical school was also in New England, a smallish university. Again, sparse crowds for sporting events (except hockey). After med school I did my training at the University of Florida, and I started to learn about big time college sports. Football was king and they filled a stadium of 75,000. This little New England boy was astounded. After three years in Gainesville, I went to the University of Oklahoma for an additional year of training. This was the heyday of the Big 8 Conference, and Oklahoma and Nebraska were the stars. I attended the 1977 game between OU and Nebraska. The winner of the game would receive an invitation to the Orange Bowl. Oklahoma dominated that day and the field was littered with oranges. The post-game parties were insane! I spent the next 10 years in Columbia, South Carolina. The Gamecocks, with a few exceptions, didn’t compete that well in athletics, but they had die-hard supporters. The football stadium at the time had a capacity of 85,000. The upper decks would move as the crowd jumped and cheered, leading to the motto, “If they ain’t swayin’, we ain’t playin’”. Thirty some years ago I moved back to New England and small-time college sports. The professional sports rule the area. For the past several months I have made New Mexico my home. We live in a college town (New Mexico State University), but so far the Aggies haven’t piqued my interest. They do have a decent basketball team which should make it to March Madness. All this reminiscing has made me thirsty. Join me for a new beer. Tell me about its appearance, aroma, taste, mouthfeel, and give your overall impression in the New Beer Sunday thread. Cheers!