Friday, October 7, 2011
Shirley Field Opens
I went to check out the new Shirley Field Sports Complex last night only because a brother-in-law invited me to tag along. I was partially curious so I decided to go.
The facility is nice but I think people are making it out to be something more than it is. It's definitely an improvement from the old stadium but it's not like the wheel was reinvented. Anyway, it was a pleasant night out, which is more than I can say for the local team. They lost, you see. So the first game ever at Shirley can be racked up as a loss. Thanks, Tigers; and thanks, LISD.
In the video above, you can see the Eagle Pass cheerleaders (at the :52 mark) dancing for the crowd, but the audio was not cooperating. So much for state-of-the-art technology. And another underwhelming moment last night was when the Martin Band (at 1:04) is playing on the field. They obviously didn't make an impression on the football players as they proceeded to warm up on the field for the second half.
Let's hope tonight's contest between Cigarroa and Alexander has more oomph to it.