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U T game, fun times celebrating

Kelly and I went to the University of Texas football game on Saturday against Baylor. It's always an exciting place to be. Here are some pictures from Saturday, in no particular order. At the end of the games, the crowd never leaves right afterwards. Everyone hangs around and they sing the school song, The Eyes of Texas. People stand up and sing while holding up the Hook 'em Horns sign.
This was afterwards when a lot of the crowd had cleared out of the stadium.
At the beginning of the game, there's always a grand entrance of the team starting from exciting, loud music from the Jumbotron. This brand new section of the stadium is empty for the moment because it's where the band and a lot of the supports who are involved in the pre-game festivities sit.
Then with a big cloud of smoke and enthusiasm, the University of Texas Longhorns rush out onto the field and the crowds go wild.
Here's my favorite fan.
This was a play in the fourth quarter toward the end of the game, right before another Texas touchdown.
In addition to the grand entrance of the football team, there are always these military fighter planes that fly directly over the stadium at exactly the precise, right time every game, and it sends chills up your spine while the National Anthem is finishing with "and the land of the free, and the home of the brave."
Goose bumps. It's awesome.
Not as awesome, the price of the tickets. Face value was $75 each, but the place where I get them likes to tack on another little bonus for themselves, so it usually costs us more than $200 for two tickets. I miss the student days of $8 tickets.
This t-shirt worn by this dad here, says it all about Texas football fans.
"Excuse me, ma'am. Mind if I sit right here next to you?"
"No problem, cowboy."
What a fun day with gorgeous weather. I'm glad it started at 11 am because we attended the Saturday evening session of stake conference later that night.
Thanks for the day-date, Honey!


Lisa said…
I love it when the players rush out of the smoke tunnel. That's my favorite part. Glad you had fun - Hook 'em!
Jess said…
so much fun! I've never been to a UT game believe it or not but they look like so much fun! :)
i really want to go to a UT game. i'm not sure we have that many left to see! I love football games. You guys look great and very festive! You look great in burnt orange! And I'm not sure you can beat Bevo the mascot and the hand sign is so perfect.
Happy The Man said…
I loved when Texas Tech beat them. Sorry, when my team isn't on the top, I just love a good upset... Maybe Texas will play Alabama in the Orange bowl, then I'll be pulling for Texas. But I think Texas Tech will have to lose a game. They've still got two tough ones so we'll see.
Lonna said…
I think that you just might bleed burnt orange. I love how you are such a big fan of the longhorns.

Sounds like a really fun game.
Bobbi said…
Looks like a fun day! UT has very loyal fans. Since Heidi and Ben lived there we have followed the team more closely, and cheered them on. Aren't ticket prices ridiculous?!
The Roberts said…
I still have not gone to a game after living here 4 years. I want to just have not been able to yet. I am glad you two had so much fun.
~ Tina said…
OMG... that cowboy was really cute!
I also like the last photo of the two of you - super cute!
You are so cute, Kelly! In fact the two of you are so sweet, I need to call my dentist! :-) I missed your smiling face at Enrichment last night, but I am excited to see you next weekend!
thats a very cute picture of you two!
Conni said…
Whew! Thanks for the dose of burnt orange. I don't see much of that here. You guys are always doing such fun stuff!

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