This is why college football is the best.
More than any other sport, rivalries are cherished, embraced and beloved by fans across the country. It doesn’t matter if it involves two of the most storied programs in the history of the sport, or two teams fighting for to avoid last place. Those games mean something to the players, fans and coaches.
One Indiana fan — located in Charlotte, North Carolina — demonstrated just how passionate college football fans can be.
On Wednesday morning, just a few days before the Hoosiers play Purdue for the Old Oaken Bucket and bowl eligibility, on fan mowed a football field into his yard, complete with the interlocking “IU” logo and the outline of the state at “midfield.”
After his hard work, he tweeted the image at Indiana football’s official Twitter account.
— Bryan Byerly (@bdbyerly) November 22, 2017
This fan certainly isn’t the only one who has done something like this. Several fanatics transform their yard into a replica field before a big game or rivalry week. But that doesn’t diminish this fan’s effort.
Indiana and Purdue will square off from Ross-Ade Stadium at noon ET on Saturday. The game will be televised on ESPN2.