From Newsletter #4:
Our beloved team (#23, 8-4 (5-4), 3rd Big 12 before the game) was scheduled to face Oregon State (#13, 9-3 (6-3), 3rd Pac-12 – North Division before the game) in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on December 29 evening EST (December 30 morning HKT). The game was not shown on any TV channel available in Hong Kong. With the help of Texas Exes for getting us the live feed of the game from the US, we organized a party for our alumni and students who were back in Hong Kong for the holidays.
It was particularly difficult to find a venue this year. The management of Ruggers Bar was kind enough to offer us a pretty decent deal, and we finally had a venue after a few weeks’ search.
It was a cold Sunday but the diehard Texas football fans reached the venue punctually. We were joined by a few visiting alumni who came to Hong Kong to spend their holidays with family and friends. Our team had a hard time since the beginning of the 2nd quarter when OSU scored a field goal to make them lead 13-10. It was until the final minutes of the game when our team took the lead eventually at 31-27 with Olympian Marquise Goodwin scoring a touchdown. It was the first time in the game that our team was in the lead and the score remained unchanged till the end of the game.
Not surprisingly, the alumni at our party was satisfied with the result and went home happy people. After all Bowl Games were played, our team stood at 19th on the AP Poll and 18th on the Coaches’ Poll.
Our beloved team (#23, 8-4 (5-4), 3rd Big 12) is going to face Oregon State (#13, 9-3 (6-3), 3rd Pac-12 – North Division) in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Dec 29 evening EST (Dec 30 7:45am Sunday HKT). We are going to organize a party for our alumni and students who come back to Hong Kong for the holidays. It is a good chance for our fellow Longhorns to watch the game together and to know each other.
Date: December 30, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 7:15am (Kickoff at 7:45am)
Place: Ruggers Bar, G/F, No 6 Yiu Wa Street (Near Exit A of Causeway Bay MTR Station)
Fee: $140 per person, inclusive of breakfast and non-alcoholic drinks
* The game is not broadcast on any TV channels in Hong Kong and the feeds on the Internet mostly do not work now based on our experience.
Despite our costs are higher than last year, we are keeping your damage at the same level. If you went to the AGM in March, this is the same bar we went to after leaving the restaurant. The breakfast will be a buffet style breakfast made in front of us. Food includes eggs, sausage, and bacon, and drinks include orange juice, coffee, and tea. Alcoholic drinks are offered at happy hour prices.
RSVP. Please ask your fellow Longhorns and Oregon State friends to join, too.
Hook’em, and may the ‘Horns be with y’all!
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