Well, I’m off today to join in with a few 1000 crazy OWL fans for the inaugural game in the new Stadium! I am going with my good friend Peter whom just returned from his summer cottage in the Canadian Mountains for 3 months, not a bad way to beat the summer Florida heat, a a bunch of other locals! Peter likes to throw a few back, so even at 63 he is a BLAST to hang out with and plays a mean game of tennis as well!
Why are we going? Neither of us attended the school. Its not a National contender team. But it’s Howard’s team! (who?)….Howard is our friend and neighbor. He and his wife Bev (she is a doll) and of course Blitz (their little doggie, actually her name is Safety Blitz..hahaha..too cute). You may know is officially as Howard Schnellenbereger, Ex- Coach of the Baltimore Colts (yes when they were in Baltimore), Assistant Coach at the Miami Dolphins and now Head coach in his final year at FAU. He has done a lot more than these jobs. He has been a mentor to many kids, helped many communities and is an all around great guy to! They unveiled a statue in his honor yesterday at the campus and today is the opening of the new Owls Stadium!
So, about tweleve of us are jumping in various cars, grabbing our newly printed FAU flags, dawning our best red, white and blue colors and heading to the field to cheer HOWARD- HOWARD – HOWARD and honor a great man and all he has done in his long and wonderful lifetime!
Hopefully the OWLS will win to put the icing on the cake. Either way, I’m getting a Hot dog, Peter will drink the beer for us both (i’m driving and gave it up 11 Years ago anyway) and it will be a great day in warm & Sunny Florida! Thanks Howard for providing yet another great party for your friends!!!