Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Matt on our way over and the team was free on Thursday so Matt and Ryan Allen came over to join us. We hooked up with everyone at the hotel and then headed to Maxwell's Market to pick up all of our tailgate grub. Ross was there as he always is and helped us pick out several items. Matt and Ryan signed one of their schedule posters and gave it to Ross.
Herby-K's. They are known for their Shrimp Buster and it was awesome.
Maxwell's Market for the recommendation. After dinner we drove by the stadium again and it was still a slight rain with the exception that it was pretty foggy. We headed back to the hotel and Matt and Ryan headed back to Ruston. Even though the game was not played we still had a blast hanging out in Shreveport. Friday morning we headed back to North Dallas and would get things ready to watch a ton of college football. Many thanks to all of the family members who made their way to Shreveport even though no game was played. Now I have to wait a whole week for the opening kickoff in Houston.
@FakeMattNelson. I am not sure who is doing this, but it is hilarious and I wish I would of come up with it. Finally Friday afternoon got here and we started our journey down to Houston.
Alaskan Amber. It is an awesome beer! We had 11 family members meetup at noon and we started our caravan down to South Houston. Several others would meet us down at our tailgate spot. The cash parking lot was about 3 blocks from the stadium so that made it nice. There was several La Tech tailgates already rocking when we got there.
Tom Morris and Dwayne Woodard came by and we got to visit for a little bit. That was pretty cool! Around 4:00 we took the tent down and headed to the alumni tailgate for some burgers. They had a great location and the weather was awesome. There was some little wind out of the north, but other than that it was perfect. We made our way over to the stadium at 5:30 and went in to watch Matt warm up.
Matt kicks it 7 yards deep and Houston elects to run it out and we nail them at the 8 yard line. That is a great start! Houston runs 6 plays and fumbles on the 36 yard line. La Tech takes over and runs 3 plays and TK scores.
The Mob" which used to run on to the field from their seats and no one was dressed the same. I am not sure if they do it the same way but in the old says they were hilarious. Their mascot is an owl and in 1917 students from Texas A&M stole the mascot. Rice hired a private detective to go to College Station to find the missing mascot. When the detective had recovered the mascot he sent a coded telegram to the school that "Sammy is fairly well and would like to see his parents at 11:00".
Mr. Tom Morris. I appreciate him letting me use them. What a blast it was and we are so blessed to have the honor to watch Matt and this team. I appreciate all of those who are following my journey. I can't wait to share my thoughts with everyone this season. It is such a blast to follow Matt Nelson through his eyes and this Bulldog team. I write from the bottom of my heart and what my feelings are at that time and sometimes I get a little carried away. I am very passionate about La Tech football. I am just a College Football fan and I love College Football. Until our paths cross again have a blessed week. College Football Dad!