Sunday, December 30, 2007

Packed I-bowl

I can't ever recall seeing the parking lot at the Fair Grounds packed so early before an Independence Bowl.

Our car drove past the Fair Grounds 2 1/2 hours before kickoff, and there was a sea of cars stretching between Independence Stadium and Fair Grounds Field. Sorry Colorado fans, but the majority of cars had Alabama memorabilia hanging off it.

We're 90 minutes from kickoff now and traffic appears to be moving smoothly westbound on I-20. There was a considerable wait to get off at Hearne Ave., just like every year.

Last night's pep rally was a terrific experience for fans. Both teams' marching bands and cheerleaders were there for the fans, but only Colorado players showed up to distribute souvenirs to fans. Alabama players were conspicuously absent. Hmmmm...


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