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It was a real honour to be able to witness two of the most storied NCAA College Football universities the Miami Hurricanes and the Oklahoma Sooners.

I can’t say for sure that some of the young men I watched will become NFL stars in 2010 and beyond, but I am pretty confident that the Miami Hurricanes will have better success in the draft next year, when compared to this.

 

The build up was impressive to say the least with smoke, and more band than you could shake a bloody long stick at.I happened to have the Oklahoma Sooners on my side of the field, and despite being quite high up managed to get some fun shots like the one below.

I don't know the collective name for a big bunch of Sooners

I don't know the collective name for a big bunch of Sooners

No it wasn't time to evacuate Land Shark Stadium - this smoke was planned

No it wasn't time to evacuate Land Shark Stadium - this smoke was planned

The game was a real see-saw for Miami Hurricane quarterback Jacory Harris, who threw two early air balls that were picked off.
He did come raring back to toss three touchdowns and that was JUST about enough to beat the Sooners 21-20.
Jacory Harris warming up lets one rip......from his right hand

Jacory Harris warming up lets one rip......from his right hand

Harris looked good after he calmed down and got the nerves out of his system.
He was given a massive helping hand by his stud running back #5 Javarris James – yes a relative of U alumni Edgarrin James.
JJ ran hard and was devoted to getting that extra yard wherever he could, just like a young Edge when he joined the Colts.
I reckon JJ could be a top 50 pick in 2010 after positive reports prepared by drooling NFL scouts.
Huddle up Hurricane style - some future NFL playaz in that U huddle

Huddle up Hurricane style - some future NFL playaz in that U huddle

Watching the game at Land Shark Stadium was a blast apart from some idiot that sat in fromt of me and jumped up everytime Miami did anything good.
I swear he had poured a packet of Birds Eye chilli seeds down his pants, because no other normal human being would have the need to stand up so many times. We all know what it’s like to have a mildly itchy nut sack but his testes must have been on fire.
No I hadn't been drinking this was supposed to be an arty shot

No I hadn't been drinking this was supposed to be an arty shot

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It’s official I have the best wife in the world. I’ll now explain why.

For our one week road trip to Miami, which was going to be heavily sports dominated, I thought I would look for a non-sporting event for us both to go to, so I visited the Miami American Airlines Arena website to see if there were any concerts.

It was a miracle, between a sandwich of Disney on Ice was a lone The Killers concert on the Saturday night at 8.00pm. Perfect I thought, my wife loves The Killers, all that ‘somebody told me you had a boyfriend that looked like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year’.

I did let my wife know that the Miami University v Oklahoma football game would be earlier that day at 1.00pm, but she did not mind, and despite my football excitement my wife told all her work mates she was seeing The Killers live in Miami – very cool.

It wasn’t until the night before we flew to Miami that I had an email from Ticketmaster saying that unfortunately the Miami U game had been moved from 1.00pm EST to 8.00pm EST because it was the nationally televised Saturday evening college game of the week.

Shit I thought. My wife however was that amazing that she sacrificed seeing The Killers to enable us to go and see Miami U v Oklahoma at Land Shark Stadium instead.

The worst part for my incredibly gracious wife was that the American Airlines Arena is situated right next to the carpark entrance to the Bayside area of Miami, the place you go to visit the Hardrock Cafe or catch a boat tour to see the likes of Vanilla Ice’s house or Will Smith’s luxury pad.

I think this is Will Smith's Miami pad - not bad eh!

I think this is Will Smith's Miami pad - not bad eh!

We did collect The Killers tickets as souvineers, but the look on my wife’s face as she played a Killers tune from her mobile phone standing outside the Arena was enough to make a grown man cry.

Categoric proof that my wife is in fact the best wife in the world

Categoric proof that my wife is in fact the best wife in the world

 

I have promised my wife free tickets to see The Killers when they next come to the UK, but I guess it will never quite sound as cool as saying ‘I saw The Killers in Miami’.

Dearest wife I am forever in your debt for this and I love you for the sacrifice you made.