Tucson – December 2022 – Arizona Bowl

The history of post season college football games have grown over the years. In 1940 there were 5, by 1970 the number was up to 11. From 1990 until today it has grown from 19 to a stunning 41 today.

Tucson was one of those 19 games in 1990, and have continued, for the most part, until today. The current bowl is sponsored by some group called Barstool Sports, resulting in a logo with a red barstool with the Arizona Bowl name.

The open space on the University of Arizona campus held the tailgate festival. There a number of events were happening, including a very talented Latino band playing.

The game featured the University of Wyoming Cowboys against the Ohio University Bobcats. The Wyoming team, and band, had a strong contingent in town to support them.

To give it a true Tucson feel there were a number of mariachi bands playing outside, and around the concourses of the stadium before the game. All were very talented.

The festivities continued as game time approached., with Air Force sky divers and planes flying over.

The Wyoming team was lead onto the field by a horse and rider.

The Ohio University band had an impressive display of dancing while playing.

Oh – and there was eventually a football game. After more than 4 hours the OU Bobcats prevailed in overtime.

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – April 2018 – A Second Visit to Kayak Races

With the success of the photos from the 2017 Cuyahoga Falls Kayak races we decided to make a return visit. The action didn’t disappoint.

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It seems as though many more flipped this year.

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Or got spun around and went down some backwards.

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Some however went over the rapids spectacularly.

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A strange sight is the effort to go from the rocks to the water with a maneuver known as a Seal Move.

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The close up’s were even more impressive. It was a cold, wet day but well worth it.

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Athens, OH – September 2009 – Ohio University Football Game

Athens, Ohio is in southeast Ohio, far from any cities, but home to Ohio University. The campus has around 20,000 students, giving it more of a true college feel than Ohio State.

We were in town the day they had a football game, so we went. The atmosphere feels much more like a true college experience than that of a game in Columbus with 100,000 people. Peden Stadium in Athens holds about 20,000.

Besides the football they were having a marching band contest before the game, adding a lot of color to the event.

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