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Celebrating the "vacated" years.

The NCAA can kiss my dupa. I was there for some of the wins and I have the pictures to prove it. My thought for this post is that we share some of our best pics for the games we personally attended, so I'll put these up to get started.

One of my favorite sporting events that I've ever attended is the 2008 game vs. Michigan State. The weather, the stakes, the drum solo by the offense led by Daryll Clark. Suck it NCAA, here's your 2008 Big Ten champs:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868744616/" title="Scoreboard, post-game by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/7868744616_14c0817625.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Scoreboard, post-game"></a>

Mike McQueary warms up DWill before the game. I think that's Jay Paterno on the goal line in the middle of the field.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868745628/" title="Pre-game McQuery & DWill by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7868745628_d829e2dbab.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Pre-game McQuery & DWill"></a>

The "Lions" formation, snow and all.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868748374/" title="Band - LIONS formation by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7265/7868748374_8a3e620193.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Band - LIONS formation"></a>

I've mentioned before I had a nice road trip to Champaign in 2009. Apparently Illinois had some influence in getting Penn State into the Big 10.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868744936/" title="Saturday headline by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7868744936_508363f8e0.jpg" width="333" height="500" alt="Saturday headline"></a>

JoePa during warm-ups.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868745994/" title="Pre-game JoePa1 by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8448/7868745994_7b784dc998.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Pre-game JoePa1"></a>

DC17 near the end of the game.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868747634/" title="DC17 by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8434/7868747634_0dbc55b12c.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="DC17"></a>

The lamentations in the newspaper the next day.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868744352/" title="Sunday headline by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7113/7868744352_634efa81fb.jpg" width="333" height="500" alt="Sunday headline"></a>

Remember the snow during the Minnesota game in 2009? I didn't go to the game, but since I had that Monday off, I went up to State College on Sunday to check it out, and see the contrast of the snow with the fall colors, driving around the area while listening to the Steelers on the radio. This is somewhere a few miles to the east of State College.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868747268/" title="Farm, snow by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7868747268_77da871fb4.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Farm, snow"></a>

Also from 2009, the game vs. Ohio St. I got some nosebleed seats in the south end zone.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868747904/" title="Beaver Stadium sunset by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7868747904_d4d15cc599.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Beaver Stadium sunset"></a>

The Notre Dame band, pre-game 2007.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868745270/" title="PSU - ND, 9-8-07, ND band pre-game by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7868745270_4660cec946.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="PSU - ND, 9-8-07, ND band pre-game"></a>

The Iowa game from last year, notice the full moon over the scoreboard. I can't believe how good I felt about the future of Penn State football after this game. I figured JoePa would coach another year or two, then hand things off to Tom Bradley. The weather was perfect, too.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868745118/" title="PSU-Iowa 10-8-11 by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/7868745118_91ac7beca0.jpg" width="500" height="373" alt="PSU-Iowa 10-8-11"></a>

Happy Valley, October 2010, seen from Mount Nittany. While the football stadium is the most prominent object in this picture, one will notice that there's a whole campus and town to the left of it. WE ARE PENN STATE!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28303662@N04/7868746854/" title="Panorama, some zoom by jjkjr2717, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7868746854_fa26889970.jpg" width="500" height="205" alt="Panorama, some zoom"></a>

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