Through a combination of sheer luck, determination and having a friend who has a friend in the University of Florida Athletic Association (mostly the last one), I ended up with fun tickets to the Sugar Bowl tonight. One of these days there will be a Trew to the Game luxury box at every sporting event and each of you will be invited. Until then, let’s travel through my Sugar Bowl experience with some memories, thoughts and having a phone that has a camera that takes pretty good photos (mostly the last one).
Let’s start with the ticket itself, which I think is pretty cool and will make an awesome bookmark for the 2013 Sugar Bowl game day program that I purchased for $10 inside and that was for sale for $5 outside. My Florida Gator friends said that the Florida State logo was way too big and they swore it’s some sort of conspiracy. I swore back at them. They swore back at me. We were quiet for the rest of the night.
Since I gave my friend a ticket to the game, she got me a ticket to the Alumni Association hang out before the game. I guess their logo is a gator staring at a teddy bear in the water? (EDIT: I think I understand this now - the Louisville quarterback carries around a Teddy Bear with him, right? He had one on stage after the game)
More “awesome UF tailgate” photos:
Me in costume, wet dogs that would be wet even if they weren’t kicking back in hot dog water all afternoon and jambalaya that people from Gainesville call “rice”. Also, I am an asshole food snobbing jerk.
Reminder, Pelicans everywhere.
New kids game I guess? It’s called wrecking ball and you get in the middle of some soft bouncy material that’s hard to keep your balance on and then a volunteer throws a wrecking ball at you. I’m not sure how you win or if it’s even possible to win or if this is any fun at all. How did this thing get made? Can I make one of these things?
This was pretty cool. First they spell out Gators in cursive and then they make an outline of Florida which is most definitely in the top 5 of hardest states to outline. Bottom 5 is Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and the entire Northeast.
I was sitting on the Florida side who, even though they were getting beat pretty soundly the entire game, never really felt like they were out of it. At the end I moseyed my way over the Louisville side to take in the celebrations with them.