Game Day!


Ending the Night


After singing the Eyes (twice) and the trophy presentation, the Rose Bowl officials started clearing out the stadium. I wanted to stay there forever. We made our way to the outer ring of the bowl and walked around to the front. We encounted a handful of people who had somehow obtained USC-Championship t-shirts. We wanted some SO badly but the people selling them ran out too quickly.

We walked down to the famous Rose Bowl sign and took a few pictures, all the while taking in the continuing craziness and insanity of the moment. On our way out of the bowl, we passed the line for the shuttle back to the subway. And as luck would have it, we once again ran into the couple that helped us foil the former Miami athletic director and his date from stealing our helmets. We started to make our way out of the area when we stumbled upon the UT Football truck. As we walked up, we spotted Deloss Dodds, UT Athletic Director, duct-taping the number 4 over the "3" in "3 Time National Champions". After taking a few pictures, we ran up to Deloss to try and find out the name of the Miami athletic director who tried to steal our helmets from the Kickoff Luncheon. As we stood and talked with him briefly, Darryl Royal was being interviewed behind him. It was a pretty cool moment. We did manage to get the first name of the athletic director and with some quick Google searching, found out that his name is Sam Jankovich and is a member of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

Also on our way out of the stadium, we were stopped as the USC football team buses were escorted out of the Rose Bowl. We could just feel the lack of energy around them... I hope they were all looking at us decked out in burnt orange smiling back at them.

We hiked our way back to the subway station and caught the train back to the hotel. Again, the train was full of Texas fans... all talking with each other and enjoying the moment. We finally got back to the hotel and I was out almost as quickly as my head hit the pillow.

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Jimmy singing the Eyes with no USC fans left
Jimmy singing the Eyes with no USC fans left
Jonn and Jimmy in front of the Rose Bowl sign
Jonn and Jimmy in front of the Rose Bowl sign
USC-Championship Shirt
USC-Championship Shirt
Seeing the couple from the Kickoff Luncheon again
Seeing the couple from the Kickoff Luncheon again
Updating the football truck
Updating the football truck
Updating the football truck
Updating the football truck
Coach Darryl Royal
Coach Darryl Royal