Allstate Sugar Bowl 2019

January 02, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Texas Longhorns fansTexas Longhorns fansJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Texas Longhorns fans (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

Another year in the books covering the Allstate Sugar Bowl. This is always a fun way to close out the year and start the new year.

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeAllstate Sugar Bowl: Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeDecember 30, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; View of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox-KLC fotos)

My role includes covering the head coach press conference, parade and fan fest.

And I'll typically try to cover at least a bit of the concerts. This year Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line.

Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year's Eve: Maren MorrisAllstate Sugar Bowl New Year's Eve: Maren MorrisDecember 30, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Maren Morris performs as part of the Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year's Eve at Jackson Square. (Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox-KLC fotos)

 

This year I also covered the Allstate Good Works team event and the Hall of Fame Brunch.

 

Oh and of course, the game where Texas defeated Georgia 28-21.

Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11)Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11)January 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

Texas Longhorns running back Tre Watson (5)Texas Longhorns running back Tre Watson (5)January 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Texas Longhorns running back Tre Watson (5) (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos) Texas Longhorns defensive back Davante Davis (18), Georgia BulldTexas Longhorns defensive back Davante Davis (18), Georgia BulldJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Texas Longhorns defensive back Davante Davis (18), Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman (9) (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

Texas Longhorns wide receiver Collin Johnson (9)Texas Longhorns wide receiver Collin Johnson (9)January 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Texas Longhorns wide receiver Collin Johnson (9) (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

With QB MVP Elingher proclaiming about the Texas Longhorns "We're baaaaaaack".

Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11), Holly RoweTexas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11), Holly RoweJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11), Holly Rowe (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

Though the ESPN highlight reel was much more dedicated to the story of the mascot faceoff between Texas Longhorns live steer, Bevo and Georgia Bulldogs, live bulldog Uga. Bevo knocking over a barricade in attempt to get a little Uga. Even after that event, ESPN was still committed to getting the clip so they tied up Bevo for the rest of the game and Uga's handler held him next to Bevo. I'm very impartial to dogs so I loved little Uga, but making an animal the size of Bevo stand in a cage tied up to wall in a stadium full of screaming fans, for hours, does seem like an pretty bad idea. To try and stage a faceoff between the two animals for a video clip, well, they are hopefully going to reconsider that.

Texas Longhorns BevoTexas Longhorns BevoJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Texas Longhorns Bevo (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos) Georgia Bulldogs UgaGeorgia Bulldogs UgaJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Georgia Bulldogs Uga (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos) Georgia Bulldogs Uga, Texas Longhorns BevoGeorgia Bulldogs Uga, Texas Longhorns BevoJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Georgia Bulldogs Uga, Texas Longhorns Bevo (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

While every year I hope to get good action photos, and take my starburst Superdome and logo photo. This year, I wanted to give more priority to fan photos.

College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia BulldogsCollege Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia BulldogsJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia BulldogsCollege Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia BulldogsJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

It's a challenge because there is a 10ft wall separating the fans from the field, so if you are standing too close front of them, you can only see the first row and you the advertisements are distracting.  Georgia Bulldogs fansGeorgia Bulldogs fansJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Georgia Bulldogs fans (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

But you can't back up much further without being on the playing field. So I opted for longer glass, even going for the 300mm and getting the angle from across the field to better capture the fans.

Texas Longhorns fansTexas Longhorns fansJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Texas Longhorns fans (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos) Georgia Bulldogs fansGeorgia Bulldogs fansJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Georgia Bulldogs fans (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

Though the most famous "fans" were Evander Holyfield who is father to one of the Georgia players, and what Texas game is complete without a Matthew McConaughey spotting.

Evander HolyfieldEvander HolyfieldJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Evander Holyfield (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos) Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaugheyJanuary 1, 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; College Football - Allstate Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs Goergia Bulldogs; Matthew McConaughey (Photo credit: Kelley L Cox- KLC fotos)

The game is exciting, but truly, what I look forward to each year of covering the Sugar Bowl, is working with the communications staff, credential staff, all the support staff who work the Sugar Bowl, that I only get to see once a year but it feels like a reunion with old friends in the incredible city of New Orleans.

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Media PartyAllstate Sugar Bowl: Media PartyDecember 30, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Allstate Sugar Bowl media party at Bourbon Vieux. (Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox/KLC fotos)

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Media PartyAllstate Sugar Bowl: Media PartyDecember 30, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Allstate Sugar Bowl media party at Bourbon Vieux. (Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox/KLC fotos)

I hope you all enjoyed turning the page on 2018 and that 2019 is kind to you. Happy New Year!


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