Monday, October 20, 2008


Hook'Em Horns!!!

This picture is of me and Bevo, the Longhorn mascot for the University of Texas.

Saturday was a day filled with lots of tailgating and football. I went to practice in the morning and actually swam for about an hour and a half. This was longer than I had planned because my idea was to increase my time in the pool by five minutes per day. Yesterday I was supposed to swim for only an hour and ten minutes. Twenty extra minutes doesn't seem like much but twenty more minutes in a workout run by Eddie Reese can be a lot more than you would expect or want.

I finished practice and began tailgating. I love tailgating, it's a time to eat good food, prepare for the game, make predictions and hang out with friends.

The game started and Texas looked awesome. Our offense was clicking and our defense was making big stops!

I was on the field for the second half of the game. It was great to be so close to the action. You really get a sense for how hard the hits are because you can hear the plastic smashing together and the grunts of the players when they collide. Derek Jeter and Roger Clemens were about ten feet away from me on the sideline. I got a picture with Jeter. At one point they showed Jeter on the Jumbo-tron and the entire stadium started to boo him. It was crazy! I really have no idea why the Texas fans booed him, but it was quite comical to say the least.

In terms of Roger Clemens, I couldn't help but think what his current legal situation must be. My guess is that other people wonder the same thing? Who knows if we will ever find out the truth of that situation? Either way, it's sad that one of the best baseball players of all time is now tarnished forever.


Marie said...

So they booed Jeter, huh? Well as Reggie Jackson once said, "they don't boo nobodies." Great picture Garrett! What a terrific mascot! Glad to hear you're back in training. When's your next swim meet?

Garrett said...

Haha i guess Reggie Jackson is right about the boo's...

Bevo is totally awesome! My next swim meet will probably be in the beginning of December. I will either go to US Nationals and/or the Elite Meet in Oklahoma.

Isabella said...

I like so much the photo and Bevo is very cute!

CRH said...

Texas did look good Sat, but the Pokes coming to town this week is not going to be a picnic. Only time will tell! :)

Garrett said...

Oh I can't wait for this weekend...the game should be really good!

Lynne said...

look at that ugly cow :)

Sharon McCully said...

Gotta love Bevo. ...Maybe it's because I grew up in Texas (and was raised on a farm), but I've always had an affinity towards Long horns - besides the fact they are UT's mascot (Hook 'em!). I compete in herding trials across the country with my dogs (A little weird I know), sometimes, not very often we get to work long horns, they are actually very docile cows as far as cows go..

Wish I could go to the game this weekend!

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