In an effort to both enjoy the last bit of gorgeous weather and exploit my elite staff status, the pops and I attended the SMU football game this past Saturday. The tickets were free, the parking cost nada and the sun was shining. There was no reason not to take part in a little college football. (We'll leave the discussion for what constitutes legitimate college football for another day.)
We arrived early so we could witness "The Boulevard," which is essentially an on-campus tailgate complete with a live band and copious amounts of brewskis. As we made our way through the sea of pastel chinos (a la Andy Bernard/the nard dog) and sundresses, we quickly realized we weren't in Kansas anymore. I think actually wearing any school paraphernalia is frowned upon. I couldn't figure out if we were at a football game or a clambake...
After snagging a few freebies at various tents along the way, we made the hike to the stadium and grabbed our seats just in time for kickoff. The 'stangs started off at a strong gallop in the 1st quarter, but couldn't quite sustain the momentum through the 2nd quarter. However, they did pull off some pretty sweet plays, managed to score three touchdowns AND held UTEP to just ten points at the end of the first half...not too shabby.
We stayed to watch a bit of the halftime program, but had to skedaddle before the 2nd half began.
All in all, it was fun to attend the football game and the weather could not have been more glorious. Thanks Dad for being my date to the game. You'll always be my #1 guy!