Last weekend Matt and I got to go to a University of Maryland football game! Matt was offered two tickets to the game and admission to a pregame party and of course we couldn't pass that up! We had so much fun, even though it was SO cold and Florida State really stomped Maryland into the ground Haha!
After the 1st quarter, Matt and 3 other military people from Fort Meade got to go down on the field and were recognized for their service. He headed down before the quarter was over, so while they waited he was talking to some giant man and taking pictures with him. Of course, I had no idea who it was and figured it was just a fan, but it turns out it was Shawne Merriman! I still have no idea who he is, but Matt tells me he is an NFL player and UMD Alumni! So of course Matt was super stoked about that. As you can see in the photo, Matt barely comes up to the guy's shoulder haha
Then they got to stand in the end zone and they showed them up on the big screen and said something about how nerdy they are "protecting the cyber world". Haha I kid.. I was SO proud. People in the stands even stood up and clapped for them. :) It made me realize that Matt isn't just my boyfriend, but someone who does a lot for our country and I should thank him more often (and maybe not make jokes about him being a nerd ;) haha)
Here they are on the jumbotron! :) They had to do some awkward waving too but I didn't get a good picture of that... There was a professional photographer on the field who promised to email the photos to Matt so as soon as he gets them, I'll add them to my post!
UPDATE: The photos are in! Here they are: