Day Four...The Big Game

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See our little TB message??? haha

Sunday morning felt like RUSH week at the start of a new school year for incoming fraternity recruits! Rush, rush, rush….

For starters, we still hadn’t made our poster sign for the game, let alone come up with something to write on it. But somehow things all fell into place. The sign was made, Mel decided on what she was going to wear, our Goose was safely disguised in a water bottle, and we were off to the Edward Jones Dome around 9:30 AM. We decided to walk instead of fighting the traffic in the car. And Mel wanted to see some of downtown, anyway. On the walk to the game we passed by Cardinal’s Bush Stadium, the Scottrade Center (formerly known as the Savvis Center and home to the STL Blues NHL hockey team), and City Hall.

Hyatt Regency/Union Station
But what felt really strange was that it seemed we were in Dallas Texas rather than STL Missouri. Sooooooo many Cowboys fans….they were everywhere! Dallas fans had apparently invaded the city and were quite sure their team was going to spank the home team.

Once we were at the Edward Jones Dome, Mel was almost out of control! She was in her element…Rams signs everywhere. We stopped and visited a few Rams tailgaters, ate a hotdog at one of the stands, and then stood in line at the dome…surrounded by countless numbers of Dallas Cowboy jerseys. The gates were to open at 10:30, and at 10:20 I noticed a sign stating that no beverages or food was allowed inside. I had suspected this all along but couldn’t remember for sure since it had been about 4 years since I was last at a Rams game.

Rams cheerleaders

So….we had to finish off our 24 oz. of Goose in 10 minutes! Did we do it??? Of course we did! I thought Melanie was out of control before…not only was she adamant about being a Rams fan, but now she was letting everyone know it!!! Yep, we were both feeling pretty good by the time we arrived at our seats. My boss gave me a pair of tickets (one of our company’s clients is Edward Jones) on the front row, right by the end zone and the tunnel where the Cowboys come out. We were up close and personal with the likes of Jerry Jones, Tony Romo, and T.O. But we were also, once again, surrounded by Dallas fans. There were a couple of girls behind us who were Rams fans, though. And every time STL made a play we were celebrating with them.

Speaking of plays, the Rams made almost all of them.

They dominated the Cowboys and were winning 34 – 7 until the last minute when Dallas got a cheap touchdown. Melanie must have brought some good karma for the Rams. At some point, I think it was the 3rd quarter, a FOX cameramen was determined to get us and our sign on TV. He held the camera on us for about five minutes until the network switched to his camera…it was only for a few seconds, but we made it to the jumbo screen…and hopefully on TV.

I’m leaving so many details out, but Melanie’s blog is sure to include them all. After the game it was funny how all those Dallas fans had “disappeared into the woodwork”! We had a great time and will be making this game an annual event.

mellemel8 says:
GOSH WE ARE WERE SO GLAZED AND LIT UP LIKE A XMAS TREE!!!!
Posted on: Oct 23, 2008
alicegourmet says:
Can't believe that you guys finished a 24oz bottle of Goose in what? 10 minutes? OMG! Haha...
So envy you guys had such good seats at the game!!! LOL!
Posted on: Oct 23, 2008
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See our little TB message??? haha
See our little TB message??? haha
Hyatt Regency/Union Station
Hyatt Regency/Union Station
Rams cheerleaders
Rams cheerleaders
We ate here Saturday night.
We ate here Saturday night.
STL Hard Rock Cafe
STL Hard Rock Cafe
We drank here Saturday night.
We drank here Saturday night.
In the hall at Hyatt
In the hall at Hyatt
Mels fluffy Rams coat!
Mel's fluffy Rams coat!
Making the sign.
Making the sign.
Its done!
It's done!
The Hyatt/Union Station
The Hyatt/Union Station
Inside the Hyatt...on our way to t…
Inside the Hyatt...on our way to …
Walking to the game.
Walking to the game.
The former Missouri Capital buildi…
The former Missouri Capital build…
Getting closer...
Getting closer...
Mel buying some Rams beads.
Mel buying some Rams beads.
Taking a swig of Goose, not water!
Taking a swig of Goose, not water!
You finally made it, Mel!
You finally made it, Mel!
Shes so totally buzzed!
She's so totally buzzed!
Still buzzing from the game, er...…
Still buzzing from the game, er..…
Disappointed Dallas fans leaving t…
Disappointed Dallas fans leaving …
Back at our hotel.
Back at our hotel.