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2010 Alamo Bowl
This is a bit of a delayed update (3 weeks) as I just haven't had a lot of motivation to post this blog post. I've also been busy with the actual layout, look and some technical aspects of the site including revamping the gallery. I am working hard to get my website ready and better for the 2010 chase season. One of the new features this year will be blog thumbnails/images.
During my visit to Texas and Oklahoma, I decided it would be a good time to go meet my friend Michael who lives in San Antonio. This was for two reasons - One it would be very warm in San Antonio and Two - Michigan State was playing Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl. I hate Michigan State (even if I live in Lansing) and am a big Michigan fan, so this seemed like a great time for me and Michael (who is also a Michigan fan) to wear Michigan stuff to the stadium and have a good time.
The trip down was pretty uneventful and long. The drive from Moore, OK to San Antonio was around 7 hours. I left around 8 am with a temperature in the mid teens in Moore. (I believe it was +16F when I left Moore). Once I got into San Antonio, the temperature was in the upper 50's to around 60. It was the first time I had felt such nice weather since November when I was at the National Weather Festival in Norman.
Once in San Antonio, I checked into my Hotel (The Drury Inn San Antonio Northwest - Highly Recommended) and then met up with Michael and we headed to Chris Madrids, a great burger place. After we ate, we headed downtown. We parked across the street from the Alamo Bowl and then walked along the river to the Alamo, snapping pictures like a darn tourist.
The Alamo Bowl was a short hike from the Alamo, and we got into the stadium well before gametime. I made sure to haggle a couple State fans before finding our seats. As it turns out, we ended up sitting next to a couple State fans, one of which was actually from East Lansing. Our seats were very good for the $25 a seat I invested in tickets. The Alamo Bowl stadium is very nice. With the recent firing of Mike Leach, there were plenty of tshirts and signs with statements to be made.
The game itself turned out to be great, with Texas Tech winning in the end. It was one of the more exciting games this college bowl season, staying pretty close until the 4th quarter. It was well worth the trip down to San Antonio, and I had a great time with Michael as well.
The next morning I woke up at my hotel and decided to go across the street to Jack in the Box for breakfast before heading back north to Dallas/Fort Worth for the evening to appear on Shane Adam's Debris show. Something caught my eye while I was pulling in, and it was the sign and building for the company I work for biggest competitor, Rackspace. I had to drive by and take a picture.