Jameson and Mitch Ritter embark on fan experience of a lifetime and
seek to establish a Guinness record in the process
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#gametimeroadtrip–With an unrelenting passion for college football, some very strategic
planning and a bit of reckless abandon, Jameson and Mitch Ritter of Salt
Lake City will embark on the Gametime Ultimate College Football Road
Trip starting this Thursday, Sep. 1. The 25,000+ mile journey will
include watching over 70 teams from 11 conferences in 15 weeks, totaling
50 game day experiences.
Beyond the pure enjoyment of the experience is the quest for a Guinness
World Record for the “Most Collegiate Football (American) Games Attended
in One Season”. The formal record attempt was submitted in June and is
under review by the Guinness Records review board for verification.
“We couldn’t be more excited to tackle this adventure together! Growing
up in a football hotbed state like Ohio, our Fall’s have always been
structured around football. From our playing days through high school
and college football Saturdays, football has always been a part of
lives,” said Jameson Ritter, 28, and eldest Ritter brother. “Having the
opportunity explore the college football landscape together and
experience the pageantry and tradition that makes college football so
special, we wanted to take this brief window in life to press pause on
career and pursue the ultimate college football fan experience.”
The Ritters began devising their strategy in early 2016, inspired by
Deadspin founder and SportsOnEarth senior editor Will
Leitch’s article series plotting a hypothetical season long college
football journey. Considering the many personal and professional
variables to spending four months traversing the country, the pair has
devoted the remainder of 2016 to pursue this dream.
“This is such a great idea that I’m mad at them for doing it! I will be
watching them with envy and admiration,” remarked Will Leitch.
The Ritter brothers journey kicks off at Rice-Eccles Stadium as Utah
hosts Southern Utah on the first day of the 2016 college football
season. In the first weekend alone the Ritters will watch three of the
most marquee games in the country, two in the same day.
Following the Utah-Southern Utah opener, the Ritters will travel
southeast to Houston for the Advocare Texas Kickoff between #3 Oklahoma
and #15 Houston at NRG Stadium at 11 a.m CT on Saturday Sept. 3.
Immediately after, the brothers will head north on I-45 to Arlington and
AT&T Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff between #1 Alabama and #20 USC in the
Cowboys Classic. On Sunday, the boys head south once again to watch #10
Notre Dame visit Texas in Austin. Week Two sees the pair heading
northeast for games at the Carrier Dome (#19 Louisville vs. Syracuse) in
Syracuse, NY and Heinz Field (Pitt vs. Penn State) in Pittsburgh.
Gametime, the leading app for on-demand mobile ticketing, is supporting
the pair with ticket credits to get them to as many games as possible.
The Ritters will utilize the Gametime app to find their tickets on the
road, likely at the last minute to find the best deals and stretch their
dollars. The duo will travel in a Gametime branded Winnebago and serve
as brand ambassadors throughout their journey.
To see the entire Ultimate College Road Trip schedule visit www.gametimeroadtrip.com
Follow the Ritter’s amazing journey on social media at @TheRitterBros or
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