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Look Who Showed Up to Watch the Longhorns in Dallas

It’s no surprise the Red River Rivalry brings out more than just the crowds of Texas and OU fans to Dallas, but more often than not you might be rubbing elbows with your favorite celebrity.

One local El Pasoan got the shock of her life as she realized her favorite NFL coach was seated behind her. But why was he in Texas?

Joscelyne Ambrose is an El Paso native and Texas Alum. It was in the first quarter of the game when she realized Chicago Bears Head Coach, Lovie Smith, was with his wife watching the game just like everyone else. Sitting directly behind her.

“I did a double-take. Once I was certain, I quietly told him it was an honor to meet him and I have always been a big time Bears fans since that’s where my father grew up,” Ambrose said.

The last big game Ambrose attended was Monday Night Football in Arlington where her Bears blew past the Cowboys 34-18. She talked to Smith through out the game. He said he was friends with one of the Texas coaches and since his Bears are in a bye-week, he had decided to come down to Texas again.

Smith grew up in East Texas and is a fan of the Longhorns. As a former Tulsa linebackers coach in the ’80s, Smith worked his way up the ranks from the Bucs, Rams and has made two Super Bowl appearances. One was with the Rams as defensive coordinator in 2001 and with the Bears in 2004.

While sports enthusiast, Ambrose puts it, “This was one of the worst performances I’ve seen Texas put on in a while, no excuses. But I still went home feeling like a winner, thanks to the great conversation through out the game between myself, Lovie Smith and his wife! Who is a fan of Ohio State and Notre Dame.”

The No. 13/10 Sooners tore apart the No. 15 Longhorn’s D and got an easy “W” with a 63-21 beat down. On the other side of the field was one happy Toby Keith.





Photo Courtesy Racine Reza

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