This is really good. With an empty nest, I rekindled my Illini fandom by buying season tickets this year to go to games with my youngest who is a sophomore. I have been going to games off and on with family since 1982 - first with my older sisters and parents, then as a student (class of 92) and alum with my kids (my youngest is the 3rd Illini), but this year has been the most enjoyable yet because of the extra time with my son. I've been to countless games with my Dad, who alas is a Minnesota alum. He's 86 and I'll be lucky enough to see him today as I do every Sunday and I'm sure we'll talk about the game. This article will make me cherish the visit a little more.