“Keep your eye off the ball. Ninety percent of what’s important happens away from the focus of attention.”
― Gregg Easterbrook, The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football

This past weekend was Parents Weekend at the University of South Carolina.  This was our third year attending Parents Weekend.  The time since my son has started college has gone by in a blink.  It amazes me that next year will be his last year as a college student at USC.  Randy and I  had a joyous time spending the weekend with my son, Jeremy, his girlfriend, Abi, and Abi’s father, Dan.

One of the big events during Parents weekend is the football game.  The weather that morning did not look very promising.

View from sunroof of car

Luckily, the rain finished before the game began.

I have never been much of a sports fan, so soon after the game began, I ventured off with my camera to see what I could find to photograph.

I began by focusing on the fans of the game.

Student Section


After photographing the obvious scenes, I started walking around to see what caught my eye in and around the stadium.

Stadium Structure

I started noticing the reflections in the stadium and in the surrounding areas.

Walking to their seats

Building Across the Street

I enjoyed exploring the stadium while hearing the energy of the crowd engaged in watching the game.  It was a very exciting game and USC held the lead during most of the game.

We ended up leaving before the game was over in order to beat the crowds and difficult traffic situations.

I couldn’t help but stop on the way out to take one final picture.

Leaving the Game

USC ended up winning the game with a score of 42 to 24.

I did not see much of the game, but thoroughly enjoyed the sights, sounds, and energy of the game.

The next time you are at a football game, see what you can see!


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  1. Great detail observation, Mary!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you so much!

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