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Covert Ops - Odunze at Oklahoma

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  • DHD said:

    Did UT today. We couldn't get onto the football field as it was surrounded by construction. The entire campus had a very urban feel ... in fact, it reminded me of UW. It was nice, very clean and the architecture was impressive, most notably the sniper tower ... err ... clock tower. Frankly, the best view of the stadium was from I-35 as we headed north away from Austin. It's a raised freeway and runs parallel to the campus, so you can look directly inside of the entire facility. I was surprised, because watching on TV really never gives you the feel that the place is close ... maybe 300 yards ... from a major freeway.

    Then we headed to Waco. I won't bore you with details about Chip and Joanna's place in this post, but in the old days my dad would have called their place "a fuckin' tourist trap". I hope Chip and Jo (that's what I like to call them) invest well, because once their TV show flames out, you'll never know that place exists.

    However, Baylor University is VERY impressive. The entire campus looks like it was built yesterday. Immaculate, flat, large and uniform. If Hollywood was going to use a cookie-cutter campus for a movie or TV series, this would fit the part perfectly. They also have, by a wide margin, the best bookstore/merch.

    We left the main campus and crossed the Brazos River to make our first attempt to gain access to the football field. We spotted about 10 students carrying boxes into an open concourse on the lower level of the stadium, so we approached them and used the "soft sell" method. "Hey, we're tourist and we'd LOVE to see your football field ... do you think you could show us?". They would not commit, but they did check with their supervisor who was polite enough to come out and tell us "no".

    From there, we cruised the perimeter of the facility until we ran into some guy on a smoke break who noticed me and said, "hey ... UW!". We stopped and made conversation and he said that he used to work at WSU. I bit my tongue and didn't condemn him, but instead asked if he had a way for us to get to the field to check it out. He said he couldn't do that because he wasn't authorized, but he referred us to "Miss Peggy" at the President's Entrance and he said that she would most likely help us out.

    So, we backtracked to find "Miss Peggy" and ease into her office. I did my best smooth talk, "you must be Miss Peggy" with my best smile, hoping she'd bite on my faux humility. I referenced "WSU guy" and told her that he thought she could help us "sneak" a look a the field. (Keep in mind that we are the ONLY non-employees wondering around the stadium complex ... it's hardly a tourist attraction). She says, "no" and makes it clear that she is not authorized to do that. Dead end with Miss Peggy.

    (It was very clear that NO ONE does anything at Baylor University without getting permission first ... unless ... it's a rape and/or murder that has been sanctioned, aided, abetted and/or concealed by Art Briles or Dave Bliss. If it's rape or murder, then by all means, no permission necessary).

    This experience turned into a teaching moment for me as a father. I was able to demonstrate to my daughter that there were times for permission and then, there were times for covert action. We slipped into covert operator mode.

    Through stealthy movement and a low-key determination, we were able to find an open maintenance gate to get onto the football field. We were in the midst of a work crew that was just finishing up installing new turf. We did the "look like you know what you're doing" routine and none of the maintenance guys said a word. (Mostly, those poor guys were so hot that they gave no shits as to what was going on around them ... running off trespassers did not fit withing their job descriptions).

    From field level, that stadium is very impressive; however, like the rest of the campus, it's almost so clean and so cookie-cutter, that it lacks character. If you didn't see the logo on the field or on the scoreboard, you'd have no idea what school played in that stadium. The stadium is separated from the campus by the Brazos River, which gives it a unique look; however, it is a solid hike for the students to get from the main housing area to the stadium and to do so, they have to use a walking bridge over the river. (More opportunities for secluded rapes, I guess.)

    Headed home tomorrow and hope to have some pics up over the weekend sometime.

    I’ve walked into Memorial Stadium in Lincoln and Camp Randall in Madison (shout out to @Mad_Son). I tried getting permission to get into the Rose Bowl.

    Wandering in like you’re lost is your best course of action.
    GrundleStiltzkinbackthepackDHD
  • ThoroughDawgThoroughDawg Posts: 185
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    DHD said:

    Thanks @Bread for outing my family in my profile pic. Wife (far left) and daughter (far right) won't get mad at me for revealing their identities now ... I can just blame it on you.

    Quick update: SMU's stadium appears to have been modeled after Martin Stadium in Pullman. Small and nondescript. The W. Bush library was impressive though.



    The W. Bush library being impressive, now that’s what you call ironic.
  • DHDDHD Posts: 776
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    No story tonight fellas.

    Unless you call returning to a state where no one knows how to drive, a story. (Nothing like going 85 on a Texas freeway one day and then sitting still for 2 hours between Federal Way and Nisqually the next day. )

    Gonna take some time to recover and sort through pics and hopefully have this opus supplemented with some visuals by the end of the weekend.
    dncGrundleStiltzkindirtysouwfdawg
  • Lost a little chintrigue after cross the romicon but still shit ton better than the Teq golf saga
  • dncdnc Posts: 46,374
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    DHD said:

    Oklahoma:





















    Oklahoma State:

    The whole campus looks like this. Very impressive. I've got Boone Pickens Stadium pics somewhere, and if I find them, I'll post them.







    SMU:

    Just the campus, but again, very nice place. I've got a few stadium pics that I'll post if I find them.





    aTm:

    Campus and Kyle Field. Note the "Hats off, please ..." engraving on the door. That sorta' stuff was everywhere on campus. Also, note how pristine it looks around Kyle Field and the statue of the original "12th man" in the plaza outside the stadium.

















    Texas:

    Outside the stadium and the sniper ... err, clock ... tower.







    Baylor:

    One campus shot and the field. I've got more that I'll post when I find them.







    I didn't post the "tourist" pics, but if you wanna see the view that Lee Harvey had from the Book Depository, I'll post it.






























    DISAGREE
    backthepackGrundleStiltzkinUWhuskytskeet
  • jhfstyle24jhfstyle24 Posts: 3,205
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    College visits huh? Would your daughter happen to be a rising senior? Asking for a friend
    GrundleStiltzkin
  • LoneStarDawgLoneStarDawg Posts: 6,917
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    Poast your selfie from Elm St on top of the Kennedy “X”
    backthepackDHD
  • LoneStarDawgLoneStarDawg Posts: 6,917
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    That was the joke, you said you’d never take a selfie.


    You have captured the essence of Dallas well. Shameless self promotion, fighting anywhere and everywhere, nobody seems to see the writing on the wall that a sitting VP brought an unpopular president who threatened to shut down the CIA to his backyard for a turkey shoot.

    All that said


    DHDbackthepackNoWarningJustDawg
  • FireCohenFireCohen Posts: 16,100
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    DHD said:

    Oklahoma:





















    Oklahoma State:

    The whole campus looks like this. Very impressive. I've got Boone Pickens Stadium pics somewhere, and if I find them, I'll post them.







    SMU:

    Just the campus, but again, very nice place. I've got a few stadium pics that I'll post if I find them.





    aTm:

    Campus and Kyle Field. Note the "Hats off, please ..." engraving on the door. That sorta' stuff was everywhere on campus. Also, note how pristine it looks around Kyle Field and the statue of the original "12th man" in the plaza outside the stadium.

















    Texas:

    Outside the stadium and the sniper ... err, clock ... tower.







    Baylor:

    One campus shot and the field. I've got more that I'll post when I find them.







    I didn't post the "tourist" pics, but if you wanna see the view that Lee Harvey had from the Book Depository, I'll post it.






























    Enough. This needs to move to fucking classic. @Swaye @DerekJohnson move it please. We always ask for pics of the wife. This man actually did. Not wise, but much respect
    DHDSwayedirtysouwfdawgbackthepack
  • FireCohenFireCohen Posts: 16,100
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    Cute family btw
    DHD
  • EmotermanEmoterman Posts: 2,382
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    Blurry as it might be, you're an absolute fucking madman for actually posting a picture of you, your wife, and your daughter on this site.

    Kudos.

    Ts & Ps
  • SwayeSwaye Posts: 33,364
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    Moved to Classics because awesome.
    dirtysouwfdawgH_DDHDbackthepack
  • UWhuskytskeetUWhuskytskeet Posts: 6,827
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    An A for effort for @DHD but an F for production. I least expect pictures of his wife and daughter.

    The madman did it!
    GrundleStiltzkinFireCohenbackthepack
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