Date: August 10, 2022 | …Al goes on further to state that “We are also glad to make this trip in August and we hope to get a beautiful sunny day to enjoy all that the University and its surroundings have to offer”.
The basketball game cost twice as much as the football game. That should give you a sense of where we were, the priorities, and what really brings in the cash.
…that at no point on this trip was the trip ruined by Beth, much to her surprise and constant pondering that she was ruining a Quest trip. Beth, you are always welcome on Quest trips, or other trips for that matter.
At a school that is rich with tradition, this might be the king of traditions. Texas A&M does not have cheerleaders, they have Yell Leaders. The night before each game the yell leaders lead the band and crowd in various yells, The Aggie War Hymn, and other antics mocking the weekly opponent to hype the crowd for the game the following day.
The stripe-out was taking shape well. You could clearly identify which section was supposed to be red and which white, which is not always the case during a stripe out.
Al & Jarrett talk to Brandon from Brandon’s Sports Talk
We entered Sanford Stadium and headed to our seats to see how well our seat selection had gone. The Quest had done good. Our seats were well under cover and were dry.
…he remembered a time from high school when the temperature changed 100 degrees in a 24 hour span. From -50 degrees to 50 degrees or vice versa.
Folsom Field has an incredible backdrop right up against the mountains. It is quite scenic. So we did the very touristy thing and took lots of pictures from lots of different vantage points.
“Even mimosas at 9am are too early for me.” Now I do not want you to get the wrong idea and panic, this would change soon. So you can rest easy.
SMU is a very nice campus. It is quite picturesque and was all set up for some serious tailgating.
walked around the outside of Apogee Stadium to get to the Mean Joe Greene statue. I have to say, the action was quite robust for a Thursday night, IN THE COLD. There was quite a bit of tailgating…
After the bookstore, we headed out on our self guided tour. There were plenty of campus maps to guide us as we walked around aimlessly. USF was actually quite helpful by putting the names of the buildings in bold letters on the top of each building so we only had to make up half the stuff we were telling Debra and Haley.
Our seats were in the upper bowl. The ramp to the upper bowl, was at a 75 degree grade. You could use this ramp as a ski jump. Texas, please take note. We were in our seats in enough time to take in all the pre game festivities, including The Pride of the Southland Band. Al likes bands.
With all due respect to the Sun Belt and its member institutions, the facilities at Arkansas State befit an institution in a higher weight class. Although to be fair, this is our first Sun Belt trip, so we may be completely off base and victim of reputational bias.