Monday, January 11, 2010

Obligatory BYU Football Bowl Game Post

I already posted these pictures on facebook, but I think they are worth putting up here as well. They need to be on my blog for the next time I publish my BYU football posts into a book.

In case you didn't hear about the weather, it was COLD. As in ridiculously, incredibly, bone chillingly COLD. Did I mention it was cold. The temperature was about 40 degrees, but there was a gale force wind that just cuts right through you like a knife.
For any of you unaware, my husband by far prefers to watch a football game from the comfort of his own home. Thank goodness I have a son who is willing to attend games with me. I was not going to spring for the tickets, but he used the old "Mom, it will be my last bowl game before my mission" line to convince me.

Here we are before the game started. When we first pulled up, I proceeded to put on my twelve hundred layers. Trent watched for a moment and then asked if he could just take his ticket and go inside. I showed up twenty minutes later, once the sufficient cold fighting precautions and been applied to my body.

Here is a close up of the team near the end of the game when we went down closer.
Here is another shot I took of the two of us, because I wasn't really all that thrilled with the other one that the person behind us took. I wanted a real up close and personal one. So I did my famous at arm's length. Trent is doing his best "Seriously, you are going to take ANOTHER picture of us at the game" face. Yes, son, I am indeedy. Just embrace the madness.
Look at the cool cougar towel they handed out so we could wave them during the game. And wave them we did, there were many opportunities and reasons to cheer our cougars on. I was wonderful.
Here is a nice shot of me all bundled up. I take my state of warmth seriously. And good thing too. There were so many crazy people from Utah around us that were not prepared at all. Take the girl sitting next to me. She was from Salt Lake and she didn't even have any gloves. Silly, silly girl. I suppose people think, "Hey were going to Vegas, it will be warm." Well any of you who are disillusioned enough to think that it isn't cold here in the winter, let me disabuse you of that misguided notion. It gets very very cold in the desert when the sun goes down. I have really never experienced anything like it.
I was very happy that I had on ten layers, toes warmers, hand warmers, gloves, scarves, hats, and my nice down coat. I really was fairly warm, all things considered. The cold is not unbearable when you are prepared.
Here is my happy face when we won the game. Notice the fans storming the field in the background. We thought about it for a minute, but decided against it.

And here is the token screaming picture with the fans in the background. I may make this my new profile picture, what do you think?
Nice shot of the Y flag waving in the wind before the game.

I thought this couple were funny because they were together and she was a cougar fan and he was a beaver fan. How is this possible?

And finally a nice shot of the beaver mittens the girl next to us was wearing. Nice huh?

And so it is with much sadness that the 2009 chapter of BYU football stalking comes to a close.

Til we meet again. Parting is such sweet sorrow.


Emily said...

Looks like you guys had a great time together, and he's right...a perfect last bowl game before the mission

Barbaloot said...

Totally agree with your husband on the couch viewing idea:) I love BYU so much more than usual when they were the old school Cougar Blue. I wish they'd always wear it:)

Eliza said...

You sure look toasty! I'm glad you had fun.

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The Crash Test Dummy said...

Just embrace the madness.


Best line ever!!!

You are a cutie patootie. I lub that you are so concerned with keeping warm. I'm not surprised the girl from Salt Lake didn't have gloves. I'm surprised she had pants on, honestly. ;)

Hey, I thought of you today because I got to meet the Old Boat Guy!

High Five.


Nutty Hamster Chick said...

LY you too crash. That is awesome that you got to meet OBG. He is great. Just how did that come about? Did you introduce him to your mom?

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