For many families around the country, all the activities that go on around college football games have become beloved family traditions and, today, I’m going to share with you, Hadley Court readers, some of the traditions surrounding the University of Texas -Austin’s Longhorns, the college where Leslie’s daughter, Amy, is a freshman this year.
First, meet Bevo. Bevo is the steer, 14th in line, who is the mascot of the sports teams at the University of Texas at Austin. Bevo’s horns gave rise to the college’s famous HOOK ‘EM hand symbol and saying and makes appearances at almost all the home games of the Texas Longhorns. Bevo, thank goodness, is docile, but does not like lightning.
And then there are the tutus – for the after parties 🙂 –does it get any sweeter?
But, as we all know, on the field, football isn’t cute. It’s real work for our college players who go all out to win! Can you believe these are your sons, your neighbor’s sons – 18, 19, 20 and 21 year old young men who risk it all to bring glory to their college, their adopted hometown and their country? [ And, as an aside, we are praying for a full recovery for Texas Longhorn quarterback, David Ash, recently sidelined with concussion symptoms. We’re rooting for you, David – along with all of Texas and the country. ]
And rivalries? Who doesn’t love a good college rivalry? In Texas Longhorn land, the biggest rivalry is with Oklahoma. This is what it looks like on game day!
Dressing cool is important for these big games that are packed like this – especially here in Texas where it can still be in the 90’s in August, September and October. Wouldn’t this look cute on Leslie’s daughter….or maybe yours?
And, because we love design on Hadley Court, here is the Pantone color that IS the official color of Longhorn football – Pantone 158. Longhorn Moms, now you can color match with abandon… and below this chip are some colors that work well with it.
Leslie Hendrix Wood
Editor In Chief
Decorator, Chancellor Interiors
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