Monday, October 26, 2009

UT Football Backstage Tour - Part Three

Standing midfield at the stadium. It is pretty awesome to think you are out there and over 100,000 eyes stare down at your every move. This really was a special day for us.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

UT Football Backstage Tour - Part Two

Ty in the players lounge with the customized burnt orange pool table. Anyone who watched the College Game Day broadcast on ESPN before the OU game might have seen an interview with Colt McCoy playing at this very table. (watch the video here)

The players lounge is huge and includes large leather seats for watching TV or playing XBox games. Another unique feature is a wall of NFL helmets that have plaques below each one listing former UT players that played for that team.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

UT Football Backstage Tour - Part One

Just yesterday, the college football world was focused on Dallas, Texas for the annual Red River Rivalry. The burnt orange nation migrated North on IH35 out of Austin for the game. (Texas eeked that out luckily) This led to a magical opportunity for Ty and myself.

A family friend (thanks David!) happens to work on a project at the UT Football Stadium and gave us exclusive access behind the scenes while no one else was there. We got to go in the players lounge, see some suites, walk out onto the field and some other amazing places.

Here Ty stands at the top of the ramp that leads out onto the field. This is where the players line up on game day and run through the smoke tunnel onto the field. Pretty awesome.

More pictures on the next post.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Working on the backswing

Our well rounded athlete Ty is also spending some of his free time learning the finer points of the game of golf. A game that his Dad, G-Pop and Papa all enjoy. Our hope is that soon he can ride around in the cart and hit a few balls with us.

I started pretty young too and won a father/son tournament once. After that I retired from competitive play at the top of my game. (I was about 12 perhaps at the time).

Friday, October 09, 2009

A Sweaty Profile

It still feels like summer when the kids have mid afternoon games here in Texas during September and October. Our little soccer player was working hard on this day.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Futbol Season Again

Ty is back in action again this fall with the Red Pirates. Five of the boys from the soccer team have returned and they continue to improve their skills together.

Actions shots coming soon.