Photoblog: Rice versus Texas

Looking back at the blog, I just realized that I hadn’t posted any pictures from the season-opening Rice-Texas game. So, here they are, very overdue.

We have new seats this year, lower deck, west side, next to the south end zone. I certainly don’t miss the long walk to the upper deck, but the view is very different.

On the upper deck, we could see everything well all through the game. With these seats, it’s either a very good view, …

Thoughts on Texas-Rice

Texas beat Rice 34-17 in a game that was both not as close and closer than it seemed. The Owls slugged it out with the Longhorns, making a respectable appearance and never quite being put away completely. On the other hand, the Longhorns dropped two Pick-Six interceptions and fumbled a punt reception. Two of these directly translated into touchdowns for Rice, leading to a swing of 28 points.

The offense is a work in progress. Gilbert seems to understand his …

UT versus Rice 2008

After an unexpected bye week due to Hurricane Ike, yesterday saw the return of Longhorn Football to Austin, with another game against Rice. The Owls have been improving over the last few years, and they came in with high expectations.

The wife and I headed down to campus early enough to hang out in the tent for the University of Texas Club and listen to the live band. The music was being performed by Dysfunktion Junktion, an Austin band, and …