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December 28, 2012

Heart of Dallas Bowl notebook

A chance for

site seeing


One of the benefits to the bowl season is the opportunity for site seeing for both football teams.

Several of the Purdue players made their way down to Dealey Plaza, not far from their team hotel, early in the day and both teams got a chance to take in a Dallas Mavericks game at American Airlines Arena Friday night. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, the game was only against the Denver Nuggets – a night after the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed an overtime win over the Mavs in OKC.

“It’s an optional thing and some guys will end up going. It’s just great of them to set up things for us to do every night,” OSU quarterback Clint Chelf said. “I just wish the Mavs were playing the Thunder again, because I’d definitely go watch it. But I don’t know if I’ll make it to this one.”

With the NBA game being optional, some of the Cowboy players from the Metroplex decided to spend the evening with family and friends. Center Evan Epstein, a native of McKinney, Texas, and receiver Charlie Moore, who is from Bullard, Texas, both made plays involving their girlfriends – with the Dallas Aquarium being the likely destination.

“My girlfriend is from Allen, so I think she’s going to pick me up and we’re going to go to the Aquarium and get a bite to eat,” Moore said. “Just looking forward to spending some time with her.”

Epstein also mentioned visiting the Dallas Aquarium, and possibly leading to a double date.

“We may do that,” Epstein said. “But what people don’t know, is that I actually had my prom at the Dallas Aquarium. So it’s kind of a sentimental place for me. I haven’t been to it for a while, so may have to take my girlfriend there.”

While there is some fun to be had on the trip, Chelf said the team has taken a more business approach to the trip with the way the regular season ended with back-to-back losses.

“Coach Gundy said it best when he was talking to us the other day that it’s all fun, but it makes it a lot more fun when you win the game,” Chelf said. “That’s what our ultimate goal is down here. We didn’t come down here just to have fun and hang out. The ultimate goal is to play a football game and win it. I think the guys understand that, and that’s our mentality.”

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