The first game of the season was great fun and the University of Texas Longhorns beat Arkansas State 21-13. It had poured down rain the night before and I was expecting rain at the game, but it was a perfectly dry night.
These seats in the south end zone pictured above were added last year. More seats were added this year, and the construction will continue to add more seating in the north end zone area.
We've always had seats on the east side of the stadium where the sun shines on and it's toasty warm. The sun started to set part way through the game and it was actually very pleasant outside.
The band usually faces the opposite side and we don't get the best view, but they're still fun to watch. Everyone wears burnt orange. Except the kid in front of us, that is.
This was an exciting moment when the football players first ran out into the stadium, while showing this video footage on the giant screen that made it seem like longhorns (the four-legged type) were running in toward us, then transforming into Longhorns (the football player type), with this steamy smoke-like special effect as they ran onto the field while the fans cheered wildly.
This was during the game. Arkansas State did better than I thought they would do. The had about fifty people there (probably a few more than that, but it's what it seemed like), compared to more than 85,000 UT fans.
Kelly dropped me off as close as he could, so I wouldn't have to walk as much with my stupid foot with the stress fracture, but I still had to hike a long way. Not nearly as long as he did though.
We sat next to two cute young girls, Allison and Emily, (18-years old) from Houston who are seniors in high school. Their dads have season tickets and they're seats are one row down and about 8 seats over. They were very silly and entertaining and took several pictures of themselves in different parts of the game. I don't think they took any of the direction of the field though. But we did the opposite and took none of ourselves and all toward the field.
This was after the game, walking back to the Pathfinder. Kelly left me nearby, and drove to pick me up. What a thoughtful kind of guy. Thanks, Honey.
Kelly took this picture of the capitol after the game. We then headed to Chili's for appetizers. It was a fun date and we relished each other's company. I used that word the other day (relished) and Lindsey thought it sounded strange, like hot dog relish. Now it sounds sort of odd to me.
- Yay BYU for winning!
- Hooray to the Buffs for beating CSU too.
- Sorry, Uncle Tom, that your team (U of U) didn't win.
- Yay to all my family who are all big Sooner fans for the OU win.
- Way to go, UCLA's Ben Olson, for a nice start to the new season. I'm cheering for you.
- And my biggest round of applause for Saturday's college football goes to Appalachian State for putting Michigan to shame! What an upset!