Monday, January 11, 2010
The Cotton Bowl has become an annual pilgrimage to see some good SEC football for me. The last couple of years I've had a good reason to go. This year was Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead. Snead is one of the many area quarterbacks who's played college football in the last few years. Little did I know this was going to be his last college game, he declared he's entering the NFL draft last Friday.
This was also only the second time I had shot in the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlignton. The first time was for a High School game so it wasn't quite as decked out as it was for the Cotton Bowl. I gotta say, as cool as the old Cotton Bowl was from a nostalgic purpose, the new location at Jerry World is so much nicer. The stadium is absolutely amazing, not to mention getting in and out is a helluva lot easier to get through the traffic and the parking is a lot more plentiful.
The first half of the game was really bad, not a whole lot going on and Snead took a huge hit after an interception that left his helmet flying off. It knocked him out of the game game for pretty much the whole second quarter and part of the third. This didn't look good for me shooting the local kid especially since I didn't have much of him except the shot of him from the hit. Luckily he came back during the fourth quarter and I was able to make a few decent frames, including him celebrating a touchdown with the game MVP (below).