Saturday, February 24, 2007

Also Known As The Keystone State-Part 2


Well, we are no longer in Pennsylvania as we awakened to Ohio skies, but we will not soon forget our visit to State College, PA. At some point leaving the Keystone State was inevitable, but the images and sounds from Bryce Jordan Center will stay with us for a long, long time.

As it turns out, State College is the quintessential college town (so, obviously I was happy), sitting in the shadow (that may be too strong an image, implying something bigger than what is really there) of a single small mountain/large hill, which in earlier times was called (as were all single mountains), and I guess still is, a nittany...thus the Nittany Lion, the lion(s) that come from the mountain (Mount Nittany) that overlooks the storied campus of The Pennsylvania State University.

For more Nittany lore.


  • Nice!

    3 people. All #7. Sounds like y'all are fruitfully at work for our one great GOD!

    Travel safely; and be glad you're not in Wisconsin this weekend:-)

    I'm gonna go play in the snow... you guys... SHINE!!!

    By Blogger Silke, at 2/24/2007 11:26 AM  

  • is it just me or is chris clearly taller than matt in this picture? just a "small" observation i had...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2007 12:23 PM  

  • BR-I was thinking the exact same thing. Apparently they both were shopping at Gap Kids today!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2007 12:34 PM  

  • I'm glad you have these things to research and keep you occupied. Perhaps we should all start posting random trivia.

    By Blogger Morgan, at 2/24/2007 2:29 PM  

  • Ok, this is rediculous. Has Crowder never taken a tape measure to the two of 'em? (socks, shoes and hair don't count!)

    And to add to the opinion poll, yes, Chris does look clearly taller than Matt in the picture. :)

    Thanks for the info on the Lions.

    But I guess if you measured them, it wouldn't be any fun anymore. But you should write it down somewhere just for the record. Lock it up and hide it if you like. :)

    Y'all are too funny.

    By Anonymous Kayleen, at 2/24/2007 2:29 PM  

  • to funny!! keep it strong for Him!!
    ditto, be glad your not in Minn.
    Back to Ohio, have fun in the Son.
    ( maybe where Chris was standing they raised the floor!) we gottcha!

    God is an awesome BIG God!!

    By Blogger eliz, at 2/24/2007 3:47 PM  

  • Just to keep the debate alive:

    It looks like Chris is wearing regular sneakers with a thick sole, and Matt's wearing Chucks which have no sole. As Charlie said at a show, Chris is wearing lifts...

    By Blogger Jessica, at 2/24/2007 3:50 PM  

  • Louie you're hilarious- you have substantially satisfied all curiosity concerning nittanies (nittanys?), lions, and Pennsylvania. Now you have to find out all about Cinncinatti. Especially when was the last time the Reds won The World Series (that should keep you busy researching for awhile ;)? Have a great time! And if you get a chance come across the river (and outside of the Louisville city limits) and smell what clean air is like- outside of Colorodo and Tennessee :)

    Aslan's Girl

    P.S. King David was small in stature too, but that never seemed to matter.

    By Blogger Aslan'sGirl, at 2/24/2007 7:29 PM  

  • thanks for a great night at bryce jordan!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2007 8:18 PM  

  • Its funny that you ask about whos taller.....well i have to say small things do come in big packages....chris was amazing on friday....also louie could you send or respond to this....i need the correct spelling of that word you said that had to do with our DNA.....everyone if you could get a chance go and see the How great is our God tour....it was awesome....chris we love ya from maryland...we drove 3 hours to see you...and it was worth it....thanks again fellas....

    love shell

    louie here is my email if you can just send me that information about what you preached on friday night in PA.....i want to share it with friends and family...

    my email is alwaysthinking782001@yahoo.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2007 8:50 PM  

  • Yup. No doubt about it, Chris is definately taller in that picture, by quite a bit, actually.

    Did Chris have a giant growth spirt over the past few weeks?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2007 11:19 PM  

  • Good luck driving through this nasty ice storm tomorrow on your way to FORT WAYNE!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2007 11:23 PM  

  • Matt, you reading all this? Do something fast, you're in trouble! :)

    Aslan's Girl,
    King David was small? I missed that one. What's the reference?

    By Anonymous Kayleen, at 2/24/2007 11:27 PM  

  • Okay so I took this image into Photoshop (because I have nothing better to do at 2:30am-or any other time for that matter), and as best I can tell, Chris is approximately a whole inch taller than Matt.

    So there you go, Chris is taller!

    But dont let the argument stop here, keep up the jokes Matt-I am sure Chris could not live without them!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/25/2007 2:32 AM  

  • Penn State, eh? If I had known you were going through PA, I would have visited.

    I do enjoy you talking about the whole "State College/University Park" thing. Basically, you can view it as Penn State's pride - the college had been upgraded to a university, and wanted to change the name of the town. They did so on campus (to University Park), but the State College city fathers liked the old name better, so they kept it. Thus, two names.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/26/2007 10:43 AM  

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