The sunburn that remains on my arms this Monday evening reminds me that it was hot Saturday afternoon. Real hot. The weather report said the high was in the mid-90's, but it felt like it was at least ten degrees hotter than that. And, the official attendance of 101,144 is a bit confusing. There were certainly never that many in the stands at any one time. It's possible that several tens of thousands of people were hiding in the shade under the stands, however. And a huge percentage of the people who were there left at the half. I can't say I completely blame them. For a while, I wasn't sure I would make it all the way to The Eyes of Texas. Fortunately, the Wife shamed me into manning up.
An afternoon game with nothing but sunshine meant that even a slow digicam could get sharp action photos at the UTEP Miners versus Texas Longhorns game on September 26, 2009.
The Texas Longhorns had a quick start to the game Saturday against the UTEP Miners, recovering a fumble and driving down to the three yard line. Tre' Newton took it from there.
The Texas Longhorns kickoff to the UTEP Miners to start the game on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Did I mention it was hot?
It was a brutally hot afternoon at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, with lots of empty seats (yet somehow more than 101K in attendance). Those of us there did our best to cheer the Longhorns as they took the field to play the UTEP Miners.