Friday, November 30, 2012

Arkansas vs. LSU Football Game

One of the super fun things we did over Thanksgiving was go over to Fayetteville, AR for the Arkansas/LSU game. The game is usually held in Little Rock, but it was on campus this year which worked our really well. The reason we went was because Stacy was being honored by the university for a large donation she made to help the golf program build a new indoor practice facility.

We did a little tailgating (aka try to keep Cole entertained) with Stacy's college golf coach, her husband, and some of their friends.

We all walked into the athletic building/football facility before the game to get down onto the field. Stacy had to do a little interview before, so we got this cute picture of Cole chowing down on some strawberries while we were waiting.
The we got to walk through the indoor area where all the players were and walked out onto the field. We took a bunch of pictures while we were waiting for all the pre-game stuff to start.
Then it was Stacy's turn to get ready! What the university has done is honor donors by doing the "A Walk". The band forms a big A that the players run through, but before the players come through, Stacy got to walk through the A while they were announcing and talking about her.

This is what it looked like from above.
She also got the red jacket (complete with shoulder pads!) to wear during the walk. She was the first female to do this and only the 2nd athlete. It was pretty awesome to have an entire football stadium of people cheering for her. Even the LSU fans were cheering. We were so happy that we were able to be there to experience it with her.
I love this picture of the three of us (plus Cole)!
We were able to watch the first series of the game on the sidelines and stole a quick family pic before the game started.
We watched the rest of the game in the Chancellor's box on the 50 yard line. Not a bad way to watch a game! Especially when it was in the 40s that day. We were nice and warm with lots of food.
One of the highlights for Cole was touching the nose of the Hog mascot before the game. He has this thing where he says "nose" touches the nose and then says "beep". So we say he does the nose-beep. :)

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