Sunday, September 28, 2008

So close and yet so far.

Thanks to Dede, Brett and I got to go to Texas Stadium one last time this weekend. Dede's family has had tickets for decades, and since the Cowboys are moving to Jerry World next season, she wanted to take in one more game at the old stadium.

I hadn't seen a game there since that awful December night nearly eight years ago. Brett said for him, it'd been at least 15 years!

Our seats were fantastic! We were right on the 40, 11 rows up. Again, thanks, Dede!

We arrived with plenty of time to watch the players warm up...

...and to wander around the concourses, scoping out the food.

It was difficult, but I passed up the Fletcher's corny dog for the Super Bowl Nachos. I can wait until Oct. 11 for my corny dog, but these nachos are like none other!

Of course, we tried to just take in this old stadium.

And there was plenty of pageantry.

Kenny Loggins sang the national anthem (very well, by the way), which rounded out this Caddyshack weekend! (We had a Bill Murray sighting at the Texas game Saturday.)

Considering where we usually sit for the Horns games, it was crazy to have such an amazing view of the action!

O running game, where art thou?

The sideline was pretty fascinating, too. It was interesting to see the players' reactions during and after plays. I thought the body language between Romo and T.O. spoke volumes, too.

We bought a ginormous popcorn bucket (couldn't resist the vendor telling us to "get your popcorn ready"), and I wanted to take a picture of it. I asked Brett to hold it so it wouldn't just be a shot of this plastic thing, and this was his reaction:


So here's Take 2!

Yes, the Cowboys lost, but the whole game experience was still a blast. I'm convinced now that I'm a jinx, so I have vowed to never again attend a Cowboys game... in Texas Stadium!

The late TD that gave us hope:

And our unbelievable view of the onsides kick that almost worked:

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