Wednesday, December 4, 2013

{BTHO lsu...Oh Wait - They BTHO Us!}

The weekend before Thanksgiving, my Aggie football friends & I took a road trip to Baton Rouge to watch the A&M/LSU game.  When we left Brenham Friday morning, the temps were in the 40's.  We drove thru torrential rain from Houston to the Louisiana border & when we arrived in Baton Rouge, it was humid & in the 70's.  Unfortunately the crazy, yucky weather stuck around all weekend...we are now 3 for 3 on rainy, cold football road trips! 

Confession: That really wasn't diet coke in those Sonic cups! =)
We arrived in Baton Rouge late Friday afternoon & made a quick stop at the campus to pick up a parking pass & to check out Mike the Tiger - LSU's mascot.  I am fairly certain that tiger lives better than I do! 
Friday night, we had reservations at Harrah's in New Orleans.  Midnight Yell was being held on Bourbon Street & we knew we couldn't pass that up.  We checked into the hotel and then headed out for supper & to try our luck in the casino.  I lost everything I put in the slot machine within minutes so that was the extent of my gambling.  I am saving for a new house, remember??
The weather was terrible in New Orleans as well so after checking out Bourbon Street, we headed to the bar where Midnight Yell was going to be held & just hung out there for the rest of the night.  It ended up working out REALLY well for us because we made friends with the guys from A&M in charge of the whole thing.  At 11:30, they cleared the balcony area where Midnight Yell was going to be held, but they let us stay.  Needless to say, we had the best seat in the house.  They estimated that there were over 5,000 Aggies there that night.  It was definitely one of the coolest experiences ever!
We had heard nightmare stories about the traffic on I-10 between New Orleans & Baton Rouge on game day so we got up early & headed that way.  There was a group of Blue Bell guys from our New Orleans & Baton Rouge branches that were tailgating & they had invited us to join them.  The closer we got to Baton Rouge, the colder it got & the more the rain began to fall.  Deja vu of Ole Miss & Arkansas.  Despite the crappy weather, we had a great time at the tailgate.  It was great to meet everyone & they had delicious food - jambalaya, boudin balls, beignets, etc.
Regarding the actual game, there is not much to say except that we sucked. Big time.  They came to play & we did not.  It's probably one of the worst {if not the worst} game I have watched the Aggies play in the past 2 seasons.  We couldn't do anything right.  Johnny was bad. Our offense was bad.  Our defense was bad.  Our coaching was bad.  And the weather was bad.  It rained off & on the entire game and it was miserably cold.  But, we were not 2%'ers...we stuck it out til the very end.  I kept hoping for a comeback, but that never happened.
Despite the weather & the outcome of the game, we had a great time.  Death Valley is quite the experience...those LSU fans get CRAZY!!  And they serve alligator & jambalaya at the concession stand!  We were a little scared to go after being warned by everyone about how horrible the LSU fans are, but overall - everyone we encountered was very nice.  I think it has a lot to do with how you act as an opposing fan.  We did get the whole "Tiger Bait" chant yelled at us a few times, but it was all in good fun.
I am sad to see the season end {although after back to back losses, it's probably a good thing it's over}.  Hopefully Johnny will stay one more year {although unlikely} & our defense will mature. Being an Aggie fan is like being on a roller coaster, but I can't wait til the kickoff of the 2014 season!


1 comment:

  1. Looks like an amazing trip!! A lot of fun packed in!!




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