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Rowlff Dogg

If you’re going to take the time to read my posts, I think it’s only fair I tell you a little about myself.

How I became a Penn State fan…

To put it simply, I was born into it.  My parents met at Penn State and I grew up immersed in all things Nittany Lions.

First game…

The first game I remember attending was 1986 Temple.  I was seven at the time.  Technically, it wasn’t my first game though.  When I was negative 6 months, I was at the fateful 1979 Sugar Bowl.

My parents have had season tickets since the mid-70s, so once I got my first taste of college football awesome-ness, I soon found myself going to every game I could.  I have regularly attended all home games since 1987.  Even when I was stuck in New Jersey from 2003-2006, my wife and I made the long trek to every game.  Yes, she’s quite the trooper to give up an entire Saturday to witness a 6-4 loss to Iowa…

Connection to Penn State…

2002 alumnus- no subway fan here!  I enjoyed my time there so much that I moved back!

My best Penn State football memory…

A few stand out, but the one I have to choose is the Fiesta Bowl against Miami.  1986 was the first season that I can remember specific plays from games I saw.  I remember Duffy Cobbs knocking down a 2-point conversion attempt by Maryland.  I remember watching a portion of the Pitt game in a Sears store while my mother shopped.  But watching the Fiesta Bowl with my grandfather cemented my lifelong Penn State football obsession.

Over time, I’ll post some of my other favorite PSU football memories because there are a lot of them and they have a lot of fun ancillary stories.  Stay tuned…

Interests outside of Penn State…

While Penn State football will always be my favorite sports team, I still have plenty of love in my heart for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Stillers, and Penguins (in that order).  Naturally, having graduated from Penn State, I am also a big beer fan.  Not a beer snob though- my tailgate coolers are routinely filled with Iron City, PBR, High Life, Schlitz…and it gets worse from there.  (But I also love good beer too.  Delirium probably being my favorite.)  My other passions are golf, good movies (although I am a sucker for campy horror), meat, celebrity gossip, metal, tailgating, Full House, and writing.

You can reach him at rowlffdogg@joepasdoghouse.com

If you’re going to take the time to read my posts, I think it’s only fair I tell you a little about myself.

How I became a Penn State fan…

To put it simply, I was born into it. My parents met at Penn State and I grew up immersed in all things Nittany Lions.

First game…

The first game I remember attending was 1986 Temple. I was seven at the time. Technically, it wasn’t my first game though. When I was negative 6 months, I was at the fateful 1979 Sugar Bowl.

My parents have had season tickets since the mid-70s, so once I got my first taste of college football awesome-ness, I soon found myself going to every game I could. I have regularly attended all home games since 1987. Even when I was stuck in New Jersey from 2003-2006, my wife and I made the long trek to every game. Yes, she’s quite the trooper to give up an entire Saturday to witness a 6-4 loss to Iowa…

Connection to Penn State…

2002 alumnus- no subway fan here! I enjoyed my time there so much that I moved back!

My best Penn State football memory…

A few stand out, but the one I have to choose is the Fiesta Bowl against Miami. 1986 was the first season that I can remember specific plays from games I saw. I remember Duffy Cobbs knocking down a 2-point conversion attempt by Maryland. I remember watching a portion of the Pitt game in a Sears store while my mother shopped. But watching the Fiesta Bowl with my grandfather cemented my lifelong Penn State football obsession.

Over time, I’ll post some of my other favorite PSU football memories because there are a lot of them and they have a lot of fun ancillary stories. Stay tuned…

Interests outside of Penn State…

While Penn State football will always be my favorite sports team, I still have plenty of love in my heart for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Stillers, and Penguins (in that order). Naturally, having graduated from Penn State, I am also a big beer fan. Not a beer snob though- my tailgate coolers are routinely filled with Iron City, PBR, High Life, Schlitz…and it gets worse from there. (But I also love good beer too. Delirium probably being my favorite.) My other passions are golf, good movies (although I am a sucker for campy horror), meat, celebrity gossip, metal, tailgating, Full House, and writing.