Disclaimer: our bloggers have never liveblogged a, err, umm, sporting event before.
Welcome to Homecoming/Family Weekend 2012! Wesleying will be liveblogging the Amherst vs. Wesleyan sports game. Our reporters inform us the sport is the game of football. According to the Hartford Courant, Wesleyan’s football team is undefeated 4-0 for the first time since 1998. This is a big deal! “”Amherst has been in big games before and you know those kids aren’t going to get rattled,” Coach Whalen told the Courant. “They have the experience factor, but we have a lot of kids who have continued to make plays.”
In collaboration with WesPregame, we’ll also be livestreaming the action after the jump. You can follow their webcast online here, or just click past the jump. (The livestream will load automatically.)
Read more to see the livefeed, liveblog updates, and photos.
Game over! Wesleyan lost 17 – 9 (I think) to Amherst.
Well guys, it’s been real.
Unfortunately I am signing off to take mother dearest around the campus.
Which means that Wesleying is (probs) signing off.
If you happen to see someone carrying a laptop around the library sale, send a hug or a high five my way.
Guys, can we amp up the coverage? Please?
Ouch, Amherst got a first down.
Another “defense” chant.
Time for a field goal?
Damn. No touchdown.
Some Wes dude just ran that shit down the field.
Our band is playing “Hava Nagila.”
Oh my goodness.
I think I’m in love.
Kicker punted it to the 2-yard line…otherwise known as 2 yards too short.
In other news, smoke is still stinging my lungs.
And my mother is pissed that we had another ball fumbling.
Currently chatting it up with Kate “Keepin’ it Klassy” Cullen ’16. What a stud muffin.
Another, another update: things are happening.
Another update: nothing is happening.
Oh no, the mysterious banner is gone.
Update from my poor mother trying to read the PAC banner: “I figured it out! It says, ‘Don’t mate’!”
Reminder from the announcer: there’s a library book sale.
Speaking of random alumni/celebrity connections, an alum just saw my The Fall/Bend Sinister t-shirt and bragged that his band opened for The Fall in the ’80s. Track this dude down for some quality storytelling.
Spotted: M. Roth in the stands. Pic via Middletown Patch.
SCOREKEEPING: THE HERMES EDITION
Amhert’s purple and white uniforms that remind my mother of Tinky Winky: -1
Wesleyan fumbling multiple balls: -1
The dude who’s in the Wesleyan mascot costume walking around in 70+ degree weather: +5
Wesleyan alum who knows PSY: over 9,000
The fact that the Amherst students don’t go to Wes: -10,000
Final unofficial halftime score:
Meanwhile, in Usdan, here’s a pic of more students informing parents/alumni about Wesleyan’s financial aid changes.
The halftime show!
We got it! 3 points!
Sebastian Aguirre ’14 (#94) is up to kick…apparently…
Field goal coming up.
WE HAVE A FIRST DOWN!
THE CARDINAL IS HERE!
The English translation of the first couple lines of “Gangnam Style:”
A girl who is warm and humanly during the day,
A classy girl who knows how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee,
A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes,
A girl with that kind of twist.
Shit, that’s why I’m not getting all the males. I don’t know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee.
In other news, we’re not doing too hot in this game.
More balls lost.
He’s explaining to us what “Gangnam Style” means.
The 2002 alum (who wishes to remain unnamed) KNOWS PSY.
PSY = THE DUDE WHO SINGS/DANCES/SCREAMS AT A GIRL’S ASS/GETS SHOWERED IN WHITE POWDER IN “GANGNAM STYLE.”
Seriously, guys. Don’t fornicate. This is an upstanding Methodist institution.
Oh, and here’s the PAC banner that has apparently been misread as “DON’T FORNICATE.”
We finally have photos of the banner drops. Here’s the Usdan one.
Me: So, what’s your take on the football game?
Wesleyan alum ’02: Uhhh, I do know anything about football.
Man, after those past few debates I’m really disappointed that The Nation isn’t providing a live fact check on this sporting event.
Random student walking past me: “Does that banner say, ‘Don’t fornicate?'”
Ah, thank you Zach.
10 points and the balls we keep fumbling to the first person who can tell me what the banner says…
Pretty sure that banner reads “DON’T DISCRIMINATE.” It’s hanging (sort of) from the top floor of PAC.
My mother’s take on the banner: “It’s a total fumble. All I can read is ‘Don’t.’ Don’t what?”
Those Wesleyan activists are at it again.
BANNER SIGHTING. TOP FLOOR OF PAC FACING THE FOOTBALL FIELD.
Little late there justice…
Just noticed we’re losing by 7 points. Damn!
Shout-out to all these salivating dogs in the crowd. More proof that Wesleyan really needs an official university dog-in-residence.
Another ball fumbled.
This is getting desperate.
Wesleyan football players, you’re letting your balls get away!
Protest banner drop spotted outside Usdan! The banner reads “DON’T CUT AID.” Will have photos soon.
Something about #27…?
Mother dearest is growing restless.
So…anyone got any good knock knock jokes?
Took him down. My mother is excited.
Good at ya, bro.
Wayne Ng ’16 says, “Wesleyan’s the bestleyan…and ‘treat yo self 2016’!!”
Congrats Wayne, you’ve made it into two liveblogs.
Multiple balls left hanging…
We’re having a difficult time hanging on to the ball today…
Well said, justice, well said.
The quarter is over and were still tied! Woo we’re not losing!
According to mother dearest: “Oh no, we should’ve had that…”
Guys, we didn’t have that. And we should have.
AWWW HELLL YEAAAHHHH!
My mother trash talking Amherst: “That Amherst purple is the color of that purple Teletubby. Tinky Winky. The one with the man purse.”
I’m.surprisey that so many Amherst supporters came out
Question from my mother: how many liberal arts schools use a generic purple as one of their team colors?
And thus starts a mild “defense” cheer.
Ouch, Amherst overthrew.
Amhersts colors are not so intimidating
All right, stopped him, but Amherst has the ball.
My mother: “Your school has…CHEERLEADERS…?”
I believe Wesleyan is attempting to score points, but I can’t be sure.
“Let’s go Cardinals! Let’s go Cardinals!” Pretty sure I hear M. Roth’s voice in that chant.
I’m on the second floor Usdan patio if anyone wants to wave at me and give me food…
First down Cardinals! (What does that mean?)
Side props to my mother who has agreed to be my football translator.
New complaint: there’s no Wifi on Andrus. This is an outrage!
An incomplete! That’s gonna show up on his academic history.
According to WesPregame, “last time these two teams met was October 22, 2011.”
Someone named “Gibson” has the ball. Repeat: someone named “Gibson” has the ball.
I can never get over the fact that they call this “Corwin Stadium.” It’s right across from the Second Stage Amphitheatre, you know?
All right I got this. What’s up guys?!
Finally arrived. Kind of.
And we’re off! Amherst swarms the field.
Shout-out to our pep band! You’d think they’d have figured out the “Kids” riff by now, though.