“Happy New Year!”
And you know what? We were there.
At the last minute on Thursday, I texted Mike that I had found some fairly inexpensive tickets online and did he want to go since the kids were already at his mom’s house. Then he called some friends who then said they would love to go with us and were going to take their kids…. so it ended up being a whole family affair. Which was an absolute blast.
We purchased really cheap seats that had nosebleed inducing potential that were part of a Papa John’s Pizza deal and included pizza and drinks. This was our view:
But then Mike came across some stadium employees who were swapping out upper level tickets to fill up the lower levels. He did that and then this was our view:
Nice, huh? And it was a totally different game experience with the fans much more dialed in and complete with my son covering his ears most of the time because of the noise.
We had a great time for it being our kids’ first Aggie football game experience. There was face painting, bounce houses and other activities before the game. I even partook of the face painting experience.
One of the most moving scenes of the whole day came at the end. Number 67 belonged to Joey V, one of our players that was killed in a car wreck a few days before Christmas. Another player wore his number for the game and Joey V was honored several times before, during and during this scene after the game.
We still need to take these kids to Kyle Field for a game, but that will come in time. It’s hard to spend that kind of money when they aren’t really into it. This was actually a much less expensive option, oddly enough.
I haven’t said much about Aggie stuff for a while here on the ol’ blog, and I felt like our first bowl win in 10 years was a fine time to do it. It’s been an interesting year in Aggie life as our days of Big XII football are now officially over. We are headed to the SEC with a new football coach. Sure, we’ll take our lumps the first year or so. And even though I’ll miss playing against some of these Texas teams, I’m believing that it will be a good move.
Out with the old and in with the new.
Kind of like the new year.
Sully also said for you to have a “ruffulous” 2012.