2006 Champs Sports Bowl

Click here for more … 2006 Champs Sports Bowl Pics The Maryland Terrapins football team played the Purdue Boilermakers in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec 29, 2006. Our beloved Terps came away with a very impressive 24.7 victory over the squad from the Big 10. December 28, 2006 Carlos, Jackie, and I arrived at BWI Airport about 2 hours prior to our flight. I had a flask of Glenlivet ready for our pre-flight festivities. Unfortunately, the rest of the group had already arrived and were starting Happy Hour on the other side of security. Needless to say, I had to “drink up” – thanks to the damn terrorists. When I reached security, one of the workers forced us to sing the entire Maryland Victory Song prior to passing through the metal detector. For those who do not know me very well, I’m not very shy when it comes to public singing.At the airport bar, we met up with Richard, Deb, Paul, Doug, Mike (little did he know …), Ernie, and a few other Terp fans. At the gate, we met up with even more Terp fans – including the Gaither family. The flight was smooth and we when we landed in Orlando – many of us yelled, “TOUCHDOWN” and then started singing the Maryland Victory Song (again). After checking in at the team hotel (Orlando World Center), we made our way to the hotel’s sports bar for a night of drinking (imagine that) and mingling with fans wearing other network. Unfortunately, Jackie was not feeling too hot Once We hit the bar and had to retire to the room a little early. We found out later that she was not the only Terp fan who got sick that evening. Jackie After tucking into bed, I went back down to the bar to find one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen in my life – a beer tower on our table! The rest of the evening was spent either in the bar or inside the men’s bathroom – thanks to an amazing photo op.