They're still recovering from Texas' big victory over Missouri. Ross Jurewitz and his posse from the San Diego Texas Exes made their way to Austin last weekend and sent along photographic evidence (see left) of a good time. Additional images can be found at this link on the site Capping The Game.
Ross writes: "On Friday, the crowds started coming into town. First, a trickle of Mizzou fans. In the afternoon, thousands. They represented well. Whole town was abuzz before the game.
"Friday night we ended up in the Warehouse District at Six, Lance Armstrong's club. Went up to the rooftop patio and bumped into Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler.
"Next morning, we ended up at Scholtz's Beer Garden to drink beer and watch the awful Texas Tech-Aggy game.
"The Buick parked out front was a promo job and 90% completely awesome.
"Very subdued crowd that morning which got increasingly big and rowdy later in the day. "Right about that time, Marcus Allen showed up bringing a Playboy model-type girlfriend in tow. Guys' jaws dropped. "We got into the stadium about 40 minutes before kickoff and the stadium was nearly filled 15 minutes before kickoff. "I don't know if I've heard the stadium ever as loud as it was in the first half. The talk after the game immediately went to Okie Lite and Tech. While we're still cautious after our performance against Mizzou, Horn Fans are much more optimistic and impressed by this team."
Scott Hines of TV Tan Line spends way too much time in front of his computer capturing video frames. The man was overdue for a vacation, even a mini one, so he ventured to the Cotton Bowl for Saturday's Red River Rivalry game between Oklahoma and Texas. Everything is big in Texas, including the 212-foot Ferris wheel at the State Fair. It is the largest Ferris wheel in North America. The crowd is evenly divided between Sooner and Longhorn fans, and this is a shot from high atop the Cotton Bowl, looking across toward the Oklahoma contingent. As you can see, Oklahoma's fans — with the Sooners about to be handed a 45-35 loss — made an early dash for the exits. A terrific end zone shot of a nearly empty Cotton Bowl. The Dallas skyline from the top ring of the Cotton Bowl. The "GameDay" crew breaks it down. Nothing quite like fair food, is there? How about some chicken fried bacon! Perhaps it's best to stay with that time-tested artery blocker, the corn dog. Click to enlarge this terrific image of the Cotton Bowl crowd.
Move over Matthey McConaughey. Texas football has a new fan and his name is Bill Murray.
The funnyman was in Austin last week for a film festival and stopped the university to check out Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. We'll let Murray tell the story:
"We really just wanted to see the stadium, and we thought, ‘Is there just a way we can get in there?’ Then someone took us on a route that rolled through Mack Brown’s office. So I got to sit in a really nice saddle that was in there, because Mack wasn’t in there. I could have tried on all of his clothes. Then Mr. Brown showed up and he couldn’t have been nicer.
"I’ve always had a great impression of him, not only when he won the championship, everybody can be gracious then, but I’ve always thought he was a good sport. I always thought that really came across — his real essential personality — came across. He just really validated that today.