Back from the Sugar Bowl excited and exhausted

Posted: January 4, 2008 by Nathan Kam in New Orleans, Travel
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Let me start off by saying that nearly 40 hours of travel time spent in the air and on the road is a long time. Would I change anything about our trip to New Orleans to experience the Sugar Bowl? NO! Would I do it again? I would seriously have to think about it. More about getting to The Big Easy in another blog post.

There’s so much about the trip to talk about, but let me begin with the most important part of the expedition – the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Our seats in section 616, rows 14 and 15 were fabulous with a sideline view.

Sitting alongside thousands UH Warriors fans in white t-shirts to cheer on the Warriors was a “chicken skin” experience I’ll never forget. It felt like one-third of the 70,000-seat Louisiana Superdome was filled with Warrior fans and while we were clearly outnumbered by Georgia Bulldogs faithful, we gave it everything we had from start to finish. I couldn’t believe how loud it got in the dome.

From left: Lorne and Regan outside the Superdome. Me, my mom (Rhonda) and sister (Erin). The UH Band performs before kick-0ff.

While the outcome of the game was not the one we were hoping for, I take my hat off to the Warriors for playing with a lot of heart and giving it their all. Georgia was clearly the better team that night – bigger, faster, stronger – and it showed. From the start, it was obvious we had our hands full. The Warriors never gave up and the fans never gave up on them. This game helped me understand the meaning of “big time” football – SEC style!

From left: Thousands of fans outside the Superdome. The atmosphere inside the Superdome was electric. The very first play from scrimmage after a good return by UH.

The Warriors have a lot to be proud of and this season will no doubt go down as one of the best ever! Let’s hope June Jones hangs around for a few more years to keep the good times rolling.

More about our trip to New Orleans coming up.


  1. Lester S. says:

    Great post. I can’t wait to read more. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it down to Naw’lins. I got stuck in Denver with a canceled flight on New Years Day.

    Glad you had a great time!


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