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It's football season!

I love college football. We were delighted to be at the season opener of the National Champions, University of Texas Longhorns football team! Woohoo! It was a fun game, although extra hot outside. I thought I was going to die. We took Stephanie and Brett with us, who moved here recently from Arizona, to enjoy their first ever UT football game. Brett was actually a BYU football player a while back and a big football fan, so it was fun to have them with us. The Longhorns beat North Texas 56 to 7.

Later than night, Kelly and I watched football on television. Ben Olson, of UCLA, did an incredible job as their new quarterback, beating the University of Utah in a great game. Olson had not played football since his high school glory days five years previously. He went to BYU initially then redshirted, then went on a mission to Canada for two years. He must have thought he'd have a better chance at playing by going to UCLA, not too far from where he'd been a super star in high school. He did an amazing job and I look forward to watching him this year.

Then I was dozing in out and of the BYU football game, and woke up to catch the depressing last few seconds. It was a bummer that Arizona beat the Cougars by one point in the last two seconds of the game.

Should be a great new year. I'm really excited about next Saturday's game here in Austin when the number one ranked Buckeyes from "The" Ohio State University come to town to play the 'Horns, who are ranked third, I believe, with Notre Dame in second.

Check out Steph's version of Hook 'Em Horns. She's got it confused with the hang loose gesture. Cute...she'll figure it out.

Should be a fun year! Thanks, Jim, for sharing your season tickets with us! You're awesome.

Comments

Heidi said…
Ben watched that game on tv, he loves the Longhorns, although neither of us went there! I am sure they will be more exciting to watch this year than BYU, although both of us are and always will be loyal to the Cougars! ben olsen did an awesome job. hurray for killing the Utes!!
It was a great game day! We were proud of our horns, for sure. We had season tickets last year but didn't get them this year cuz of Brooklyn and also because it just wasn't as "fun" as it could have been. What I mean by that is that they beat the pants off of everyone that their was no competition, which is good, but we usually left around half time or 3rd qtr since we knew what the outcome would be. But we do miss going and being in our lh attire. Hook 'em Horns!!!

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