Texas vs Oregon in Holiday Bowl

December 29th, 2000

Upgrade $45 Longhorn Foundation nosebleed seats with free Houston Chapter Underwriter Culligan Holiday Bowl tickets ($25 face) and take an 11pm flight to San Diego Thursday night

Pick a hotel near the trolley, ready for bowl game riders

Here comes our trolley to downtown and lunch

Have shrimp enchiladas at Super Taco Loco

View of the trolley line down C Street

View of trolley station near our hotel

Head to Qualcomm Stadium early to sell extra tix

Our free tix are 10 times better than UT provided tix

We have front row tickets in the Plaza level

Ol' Smokey will be booming tonight!

The first longhorn players come out to loosen up

The Longhorn Band enters the stadium

Chris Simms warms up his throwing arm

5ft tall Oregon player hoping for a blowout

Bevo XIII sees I made it out.   Yo Dave, what up?

The Goodyear Blimp will provide the skyviews

Applewhite warms up but doesn't play

Cheerleaders & Smokey exchange places, THANKS!

The Eyes of Texas is sung by the faithful

Army paratroopers drop in with the game ball

Two at a time come down to the dismay of my camera

A Texan paratrooper displays which side he roots for

San Diego military bases have one mighty large flag

The biggest star spangled banner I ever saw

The Eyes of Texas is sung before the game begins

The longhorns enter the field

Ducks kickoff to the Horns in their first Holiday Bowl

Ducks avoid a safety and grab a key first down

Texas rushers only get 54 yards on 31 carries

Hodges' 3yd TD run cuts the Oregon lead to 7-14

Twirler Coral Noonan's last halftime performance

Yea!   Up With People Halftime Show!   Yea!

30 minutes to get a beer and they are still out there?

Traditional shirtless fat guy's got it easy in San Diego

Hodges Mitchell blew out his knee in the 3rd

Simms has plenty of chances to win the game . . .

but his freshman wide receivers drop five TD passes

Ducks give up a late safety to assure a five point win

Ducks have their first ten win season ever

Despite the loss, all sing The Eyes of Texas

This hobo looks young for his age

Fog rolls in and cancels our flight during the 6th hour
of our seven hour wait for our flight from San Diego

Hours later, we head to the bus for a long ride to
the Ontario Airport out of the fog

Now wait for our flight to Las Vegas, then to Phoenix for a 6am departure to Houston.   How nice