This wasn't such a good idea. You see, in my video I posted in my previous post, you saw all the kids that run out on to the field ahead of the football players, right? Ok... so where do you think the kids come from? Yup... The stands. And how do they get on the field? Like a herd of lemmings they rush out of the stands, down along the front row and jump into the field.
So then, when the big hurrah is over, how do they get back into the stands? Um.. well, let's just say that when they decide to come climbing back into the stands, it's not a good idea to be trying to eat cheesy nachos with jalapeños (yum). They scamper into the stands wherever they can find a spot, often with the help of adults who lean over the rail to pull the young'uns into the stands. This wouldn't be all so bad really... I mean, it's all in good fun right?
The problem is, they didn't leave. So, we enjoyed the rest of the game surrounded by 3 - 8 year olds. It was a little crowded. Plus, they have all been well trained to stand up and yell and cheer. Since they were sitting all around us and on the floor in front of us with their legs hanging over the edge, they blocked our view when they stood up. So much for the front row seats and unblocked views. hehe.
We had a great time anyway. Also, we knew several of the kids who ended up sitting around us who had been in Hope's Kindergarten class last year.
The game was a complete blowout. The team we played (Sweetwater Mustangs) had beaten us last year and we were expecting a pretty good match. The Lions were on top of their game, especially the defense. We won 55-7. I don't think the Mustangs made it past their own 40 yard line during the first 3 quarters. In a way this was fun to watch, but it wasn't as exciting/suspenseful as last week's game with Wylie where the teams were more evenly matched.
Oh yeah... and I'm definitely going to have to get myself one of those cow bells before the next home game, but that won't be until Oct 5th.
Here's some more pictures:
Huge LCD Display and The Tunnel that the players run out of:
I once dreamed of making a huge spud gun. They use this air-powered one to launch rolled up t-shirts into the crowd. Sometimes they get a little carried away with the air compressor and end up launching the t-shirt over the stadium where some lucky soul in line at the concession stand gets blessed with a Brownwood Lions t-shirt from the heavens:
T-shirt in flight to lucky recipient:
Lionettes performing with the band: