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  • Sweet Home Alabama

    Jan 9, 2012 CATEGORIES: Alabama, Alabama SEC Football, BCS Championship Game, Gridiron Belles: A Guide to Saturdays in Dixie, LSU v ALABAMA football, SEC Football, Southern Football, Uncategorized

    The Tide Sisters

    SEC fans are the most loyal and energetic in the nation.  I’m convinced, however, that Alabama fans are what most people mean when they use the term “Fanatical.” It’s expected of BAMA fans to be fanatical—it’s part of the oath they take as new borns: Wear Crimson, despise Auburn, name a child (or at least a dog, boat, or RV ) “Bear” and above all, be the most fanatical football fan you can imagine day in and day out.  This is one vow that is unforgivable to break. And I love it.

    Mr. C and Ms. Tide, two of the greatest BAMA fans I know!

    On a level understood only in the SEC—perhaps only in Alabama– eating, breathing and decorating your home in the only logical theme of Crimson Tide, team dedication has reached a new level in Tuscaloosa.

    Look closely and count how many places you find houndstooth!

    My trip across the South has introduced me to more than my fair share of Tide fans.  I stayed with one of the sweetest Bama Belles at her Bay house outside of Mobile and was welcomed into her home with open arms… just as soon as I changed out of navy and orange… in the driveway.

    All fans who enter, MUST match the decor!

    The Bama fan of the season, however, required a family.  The “Tide Family” (I’ve kept their name to myself as to not have them inundated with calls and e-mails asking for ideas of how to be a better BAMA fan once this is released) has set a new bar for BAMA fans . They are as kind as they are loyal. They are as generous as they are dedicated.

    Yes, a larger than life replica of The Bear's hat serving as window treatments in the bathroom!

    Decorated by the eldest daughter of the “Tide Family,” this second home, located a first down away from the entrance to Bryant-Denny Stadium, epitomizes the phrase “Sweet Home Alabama.”

    Lucky monogram she has, isn't it?! This is the beautiful creative brain behind the "wow."

    I’d likely get some of the details mixed up if I tried to tell you how long the “Tide Family” has been a part of the BAMA community.  I’d tell you that there are 12 grandchildren who went to, or are currently enrolled at, the University of Alabama  when really there are something like 26.  And I’d tell you that it was MR. Tide that spearheads the “fanaticism” and game day excursions on their party buses and boats when really it’s MRS. Tide.  So I’m going to keep the details to myself and just let pictures speak 13 words.  Because, 13, is exactly how many national championships this Tide Family has been around to celebrate the Crimson spirit.

    These curtains speak from themself

    No detail, large or small, went un-dedicated to Alabama.  I was in awe. I was impressed beyond words and knew immediately that there may be a lot of families that are Tide fans, but there is only ONE “Tide Family.”

    Meet the lovely Tide Family

    Thanks for the hospitality Mr. and Mrs. Tide!  And good luck getting your 14th national championship tonight!

    Xs and Os,

     

    Christie Leigh

     

  • A Saturday in Tuscaloosa

    Nov 7, 2011 CATEGORIES: AL, Alabama, Alabama SEC Football, Gridiron Belles Tour, Gridiron Belles: A Guide to Saturdays in Dixie, LSU Football, Nick Saban, SEC Championship, Southern Belles

    GameDay set up in front of Bryant-Denny

    If I was ever concerned that the Alabama football nation was going to grow out of the houndstooth trend and start wearing khaki pants like Saban, I’ve since been reassured otherwise. Houndstooth is the easiest way to identify an Alabama fan and there was no shortage on Saturday in the crowd of 200,000 plus fans that converged on T-Town.

    Mama and Ms. Campbell showing off their houndstooth

    In addition to the presence of houndstooth, no tailgate was complete without some sort of sign about Les Miles eating grass, a pun on what LSU players do with grass and some sort of insult of what the Crimson Tide was planning to do on the astro-grass .  I personally find a lot of entertainment in reading the clever signs that fans make for their tailgate décor.  In fact, if you have any good fan-signs, send’em in!

    Leave it to the law school...

    The new statue on the walk of legends is of Coach Saban. When the news covered Tide fans complaining about coach Saban’s clown-sized-bronze-shoes, I didn’t understand. Upon further review, the ruling on the field stands,  his shoes are a little large for a rather small framed man.  I do, however, think the statue captures his spirit and enthusiasm and gave me chills just thinking about his success as a coach.  And just to be sure that no one messed with his big feet, there were more security guards for these statues than on the field during the game!

    Bama Belles paying their respects

    With months of anticipation surrounding the meeting of these two power houses, I was dreaming of fanatical fan bases battling it out pre-kickoff and a game with a little bit of offense.  What I found was the largest gathering of well mannered fan bases in the history of college football! Yes, I just wrote that. I just categorized LSU as well-mannered and included the Tide. Hell has officially frozen over. Pigs now have wings. The pope is no longer Catholic.

    This was a display of unprecedented respectful fraternizing with the enemy.  I suppose it’s because neither team had too much room to talk.  60 minutes could change LSU’s entire season and the only reason Alabama wasn’t number one was because they had not yet played LSU.  It was amazing.  It was impressive.  I was so proud of both teams.

    She didn't tell me she was grilling tiger. Just grilling for the game

    The game was phenomenal. Every snap was worth holding my breath.  Every play that I stood was worth the agonizing pain in my tuckered-out feet.   Simply being in the stadium was enough for this Belle. It was history in the making. What made it better was sitting with my Mama and Dad in Bryant-Denny stadium while they experienced their Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

    Thanks, Mama and Dad for making the trip!

    What a show, Tide fans, what a show.

    Xs and Os,

    Christie Leigh

     

  • T’was almost the night before Christmas…

    Nov 3, 2011 CATEGORIES: Alabama, Gridiron Belles Tour, LSU, SEC Championship, SEC Stadium Tour, Southern Belles

    COUNT DOWN TO THE GREATEST GAME IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY… SO WE  ARE HOPING.

    What you need to know about  this weekend in Tuscaloosa (Click above for a to-the-second-countdown-to-madness)

    1) Swoozies is hosting a Gridiron Belles book signing on Thursday,  Nov 3 at their Birmingham location in the Summit. They will be offering two prizes for RSVPing to RSVP@swoozies.com and attending–a signed copy of Gridiron Belles and a personalized Tailgate Party Pack! Be sure to get your name in the drawing by coming by, I’d love to meet you!

    Plus!  There is a competition between Auburn and Alabama fans to send in the most responses… I have to dress in the winning team’s colors!

    Come by the Swoozies store in Birmingham on Thursday night5-7!

    2) Gridiron Belles is kicking off the Alabama week with a Friday morning appearance on Birmingham’s CBS 42 “Wake Up Alabama”  at 6:00AM.  If for some reason you are already up, tune in!

    3) I’ll be heading to Tuscaloosa early on Friday morning to stop by Buffalo Phil’s, Dreamland BBQ and Rama Jama.  Please send in info if I should be going anywhere else?  I’ll be tailgate hopping around the Quad on Saturday so let me know where you’ll be so I can come visit and take pictures for the next book!

    This clever and talented BAMA fan is a third grader from Mobile. His teacher gave him an "A," the artist is hoping for a "W."

    4) Just to get you excited, here are some articles that people have sent in about this weekend’s historical matchup. My feet keep dancing and my head wont stop signing a special  combined rendition of “Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer” and “Hey Fightin’ Tigers.”

     

    Articles to read:

    Sports Illustrated

    And the Valley Shook Blog

    ESPN- click on inside Alabama

    Who is Honey Badger? Find out

    I always love reading this BAMA blog

    See you in Tuscaloosa!

    Xs and Os,

    Christie Leigh

    PS- I can’t really endorse the foul mouthed commentary on the YouTube Honey Badger video, but if you happened to find it, it may help you make the connection about a honey badger and Mr. Matieu

     

     

  • Three Belles walked into a bar…

    Aug 23, 2011 CATEGORIES: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky Football, Mississippi State, SEC, SEC Football, South Carolina

    Because sometimes it’s just plain funny to laugh at the other team’s expense!

    What does the average Alabama player get on his SATs?
    ………Drool.

    What do you get when you put 32 Arkansas cheerleaders in one room?
    ………A full set of teeth.

    How do you get a South Carolina cheerleader into your dorm room?
    ………Grease her hips and push.

    How do you get a Georgia graduate off your porch?
    ………Pay him for the pizza.

    How do you know if a Mississippi State football player has a girlfriend?
    ……..There is tobacco spit on both sides of his pickup

    Why is the Kentucky football team like a possum?
    ………Because they play dead at home and get killed on the road.

    What are the longest three years of an Auburn football player’s life?
    ………His freshman year.

    How many Florida freshmen does it take to change a light bulb?
    ………None. That’s a sophomore course.

    Feel free to change any of these teams around–these are just for fun and are not intended to hurt anyone’s feelings.  But, to be honest, if these G-rated jokes hurt your feelings, you may want to reconsider changing conferences and never step foot at a tailgate where the jokes are a tad bit–to a lotta bit– more insulting!

    Xs and Os,

    Christie Leigh

     

  • My SEC Birthday

    Jul 28, 2011 CATEGORIES: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Gridiron Belles Tour, LSU, SEC Football, Tennessee, Uncategorized

    SEC Birthday Treasures

    SEC Birthday Treasures-- Best Birthday Package Ever!

    I love birthdays.  Always have.  And probably always will–until I start celebrating birthdays that receive their own category at Party City mocking old age.

    It was around the 7th grade that I recall saving my (July) birthday check until late in September.  With the arch-rival match up between the two all boys Catholic schools (St. X and Trinity) just around the corner, I found the strength and common sense to save birthday money in exchange for having the perfect outfit for the Friday night match up.

    ( I also conveniently always scheduled a haircut for that afternoon as well, but that’s for another story…)

    Fast forward some 16 years, and my birthdays are still revolving around the gridiron. Only this time, my gifts have started to be accouterments of the SEC rainbow.

    My mama, a generous KY Belle, sent me a package on Monday with the following treasures inside. It was the Mary Poppins bag of SEC goodness and has me almost ready for the tour!

    Orange and white Lilly dress:  My new Tennessee dress!! Perfect for keeping me cool and stylish during the UT v UGA game in Knoxville.

    Spirit Gloves: Look closely, those gloves have pompoms on the finger trips!! Heaven forbid I ever forget my lucky shaker,  these spirit gloves will keep me warm on the Plains during the Iron Bowl!

    Luggage Spotter: This was my dad’s addition to the package, and it’s hilariously practical. An easy way to spot my bag and start conversation while traveling across Dixie. Thanks, Dad!

    Sports Mints: A rather obvious name, but I received a bag of Alabama and Auburn mints.  They make them for every SEC team and these are ideal for your tailgate bin that I talk about in the book.  Who doesn’t want fresh breath after snacking at a tailgate?

    Lilly Pulitzer Calendar:  Lilly has agreed to sponsor a book signing for me next week here in Austin!!! It’s only fitting that all of my stops are kept organized in this preppy calendar.

    Auburn Tupperware:  Where else are they going to put team logos?  Doesn’t matter to me, these are ideal for bringing your gourmet gridiron grub to a tailgate. Get your team’s edition and showcase your spirit and hard work in the kitchen!

    Blue and Orange bracelets:  These Florida orange and blue bangles are going to look great when I am at the Swamp. Anything and everything blue and orange is the norm down there– I’m giddy about that trip.

    Team Colored Unmentionables (not pictured for obvious reasons): What can I say?  A true Gridiron Belle doesn’t stop supporting her team at a surface level!!  Mama also threw in some pretty LSU colored unmentionables for my visit to Death Valley.

    You don’t need a July or August birthday to prepare for the season. All of the summer clothes on sale now are perfect for the first few games of the season in the southern heat. Get prepared!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!

    Xs and Os,

    Christie Leigh

     

  • Poisioning Football

    Feb 23, 2011 CATEGORIES: Alabama, Auburn, SEC


    Christie Leigh: Hello?

    Mama: Alabama is the stupidest state. Ever.

    Christie Leigh: What?! Mama, why? Where are you?

    Mama: I said, “Alabama is the stupidest state.”

    Saturday morning, my mama, was driving from KY to Florida and driving through Alabama when she called me rather perturbed. I could have sworn that hell froze over and that my mama had spent the morning listening to ESPN on her XM radio where she learned of the latest stunt pulled by an Alabama fan.

    To my dismay, she was simply referring to a disappointing employer she encountered at a drive thru window, but the effect was the same. What I heard was, “Alabama fans are the stupidest in the state.” That’s not new news to an Auburn or Tennessee fan, but to the rest of the world, it may now be coming a bit more apparent.

    The poisoning of Auburn’s historical oak trees in Toomer’s Corner by an Alabama fan is nothing short of a tragic heartbreak. The Auburn community has rallied around toilet paper, the intersection of Magnolia and College, and beautiful oaks for generations. Nearly all of life’s successes on Auburn’s campus are celebrated by “rolling” the trees in Toomer’s Corner. At least they were. Until some Alabama fan took it in his own hands to personally poison football.

    No one is here to discount the intensity of college football rivals, especially SEC rivals. No one here is casting the first stone (although I would cast a roll of toilet paper at this man if given the chance, and I’m not talking two-ply extra soft). No one here is claiming that team allegiance and rivals are wrong, unhealthy, or even a waste of time like so many non-football fans claim them to be.

    But the beauty of such deeply seeded and passionate rivals is that we all feel the same way. Ipso facto, shouldn’t we all be respecting the other teams, especially in the off season? Especially when it comes to defacing historical landmarks?

    Alabama has Bear Bryant. You don’t see Auburn fans burning houndstooth hats before kickoff or after they beat Alabama do you? The revered on-campus statue of The Bear has not been covered with orange and blue or covered in a liquid that would erode the metal and destroy the shape and tribute to Bear.

    Why not? Because that’s history. Bear Bryant was one of the greatest coaches of all times. He is as much a part of Alabama football history as their 22 SEC championships. Because you can hate Alabama with every cell in your body, but no one can dispute the tradition that lives on in the Bear’s memory.

    So why could Mr. Bad Alabama Apple not appreciate one of Auburn’s greatest traditions? Why could an Alabama fan not respect history, heritage, legacy the same way Auburn has done to them?

    Maybe he wanted to spend time in jail with inmates stealing his toilet paper. Maybe he secretly disliked Tuscaloosa and realized this was the only way to guarantee that he would never ever go back. Maybe he thought he had been to Bryant-Denny Stadium enough and had no desire see the inside of heaven again. Maybe his off-season Saturdays and Sundays were becoming boring and he needed an activity to fill his time, thus having to clean toilet paper from his house and front yard for the rest of his life would fix his idol boredom.

    Here’s the thing: Aside from this lost soul who fell off a very high rocker causing brain injury, the University of Alabama does football right. Bryant-Denny Stadium is an unforgettable experience. One of my dearest friends is a BAMA fan. I respect the program because they are passionate about football, but this has crossed the line; this is taking the rivalry too far. Aside from my  friend residing in Tuscaloosa, it’s safe to say I lost a lot of respect for the Crimson Tide.

    I hope the plainsmen and women turn the other cheek and beat the stew out of the Tide from here until eternity. I hope that this act of idiocy serves as a lesson to all fans teetering on stupidity when it comes to proving their team allegiance. It’s safe to say the entire football world is pitying this man.

    I’m not sure that, “ The curse of the herbicide” has a nice enough ring to it, but there will be a curse. It’s no longer just Tennessee, LSU, and Auburn that hate Alabama. The disappointment of Alabama from fans across the nation is spreading like herbicide at Toomer’s Corner. Good luck, Tide. That herbicide has traveled across the state and is causing Bear to turn over in his houndstooth grave. And that can’t be a positive omen for your future.

  • “Aint nothing like’em nowhere!”

    Dec 10, 2010 CATEGORIES: Alabama, Food, SEC Championship

    Until last weekend, Dreamland BBQ only lived in story books. At least it didn’t yet live in my book. I had heard that no trip through Alabama was complete without a detour to fill up on ribs and sweet tea, so I made the stop.

    Dreamland BBQ is a rib-icon in the world of BAMA fans. As an Auburn fan who went to school in the notorious BBQ haven of Memphis, TN and who has a best friend who continually wins contests for his BBQing skills, you could say I was a tad skeptical of the famed Rib shop.

    The original Dreamland is in Tuscaloosa, AL but there is one of equal grandeur (license plate and neon sign décor) in Birmingham. Which is where I visited after the SEC Championship still wearing my AU face tattoo.

    The service was fast and friendly. The patrons were full and smiling. The ribs were meaty and delectable. Splitting a full slab was the perfect amount, but the secret was in the sauce.

    I may have eaten the ribs, finished the Brunswick Stew and enjoyed the vinegar slaw, but there was absolutely nothing better on the menu than the white wonder bread dipped in the left over sauce on the rib plate.

    If you don’t live in Tuscaloosa and don’t have an award winning BBQing friend nearby, have no fear. Dreamland sends their culinary talent wherever UPS delivers. Who says a loaf of Wonderbread and Dreamland sauce isn’t a complete meal? (http://www.dreamlandbbq.com/ShippingInfo.aspx)

    Auburn fan at Dreamland BBQ, “I guess something good did come out of Tuscaloosa after all.” Lesson here? Even after beating Alabama and winning the SEC Championship, never pass up a chance to take a dig at Alabama. (Even though Alabama has 13 SEC Champs to Auburn’s 6)

  • Who Schedules These Things?

    Nov 8, 2010 CATEGORIES: Alabama, Florida, Mississippi State, SEC, South Carolina

    The second weekend in November means blood pressures are high, breaths are being held and many a dreams are being shattered. It also lends itself to upsets, surprises and clearly, fogging of TV scheduler’s logic.

    With five SEC teams in the top 25 it’s apparent that the “TV Scheduler” has it out for the SEC. Or, at best, is a Little 12 or Big 10 fan. Does the omnipotent TV Scheduler not realize that SEC fans do not discriminate and we watch ALL SEC games? Especially this late into the season?

    Here are two clues to why I am peeved by the TV Scheduler’s inconsiderate, almost basketball -loving, decisions:

    1) No.19 Mississippi State plays at No. 12 Alabama at 7:15 ET.

    This is going to be a tremendous battle of will and guts. Alabama coming off a loss to LSU will either have them down trodden and mentally out of the game or will have them fired up beyond reproach. Mississippi State will be attempting, for the first time in a long time (possibly ever), to stay in the Top 25 for the better part of their season.

    Dan Mullen has his boys convinced to kill anything that steps in their way of a bowl game appearance. An amazing game to watch if Mississippi St steps up to the plate and doesn’t get intimidated by the pom-pom-shakers in Tuscaloosa.

    2) No.23 South Carolina plays at No. 22 Florida at 7:15 ET.

    Sure, this one is a battle for a spot in the Top 25 or a chance to play in the SEC Championship, but it’s much more than that alone. Steve Spurrier now lives in Columbia, South Carolina and wears a Gamecocks visor. Just ten short years ago, The Ole Ball Coach was sporting Florida Orange and Blue in Gainesville.

    Basically, Spurrier is responsible for putting both football programs on the map. While he won his Heisman Trophy as a player at UF and won his first and so far only National Championship as a coach at Florida, he now has to handily beat Florida to take his new love of his life, the Cocks, to Atlanta.

    So yes, you could say I’m rather peeved. I’ll be at the UGA v Auburn game at Auburn (3:30 ET) so I’ll be happy, but so much is riding on these two games that it’s impossible not to be concerned with every play of both gridiron match up.

    While Mr. or Ms. TV Scheduler has made it challenging on us SEC fans to bear witness to all of the SEC glory and defeat that will ensue on Saturday, basically placing a low obstacle in between us and our reason for living, we’ll survive. We’ll find a way to see it all. And in the end, we will still have more teams in the top 25 than any other conference.

    What’s that cheer that everyone envies us for? S-E-C? Yes, that’s the one….

  • Two words: Emotional Phenomenon

    Oct 15, 2010 CATEGORIES: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, SEC, South Carolina, Vanderbilt

    Thanks to my new Alabama friend, Warren, the Emotional Phenomenon of the SEC has been brought to my attention.

    An emotional phenomenon occurs when all common sense flies out the window and emotions allow individuals and entire fandoms to act illogically.  Ie: Florida fans cheering vehemently for a Gamecocks victory over Alabama.

    Florida fans, naturally still grieving their castration from Alabama the previous week, were grieved stricken. Severely. We call this post stress disorder; Warren calls it an Emotional Phenomenon.

    To avoid falling victim to the foolish spectacle of the Emotional Phenomenon, read about your team below to see who you should and should NOT be cheering for this weekend.

    Vandy (SAT scores don’t count) at Georgia

    Vandy Fan: You likely thinking this a chance to secure an SEC win. The dawgs from Athens aren’t exactly putting up an aggressive fight this season. You are cheering for the Vols to lose out. Which, might not require too much effort on your part. But don’t worry, if you took a big study break and headed to Athens at least you’ll learn how to tailgate and show school spirit.

    Georgia Fan: Bring on the protein enriched kibbles and bits, this is your big chance to take down the lone private school team in the league AND make it look like Coach Richt should keep his job. Which, may not make you smarter, but it should help your ranks.

    Cheer for Old Rocky Top to win out. Yikes.

    Arkansas(12) v Auburn (7)

    Auburn Fan: You are hoping that the Tigers seal the deal early and that Cam can keep up his half-season-long-endurance of carrying most of the team. But, you’re actually a bit nervous because Arkansas gave those other Alabama kids a good run for their money. Alas, you’re not just farm and agg kids, you can beat Arkansas and BAMA any day, right? Auburn’s been scraping by—cross your fingers, wear your lucky underwear, follow every superstition. You’re cheering for someone to win at the UK v USC game… you’ve beaten both, it doesn’t matter. And, of course, you’re always cheering for a BAMA loss.

    Arkansas Fan: You’re ready for revenge against anyone playing football in the state of Alabama AND you know this is your best ranking/season in a long time. Do the razors on the back of the hogs prevent a Heisman hopeful carry all of the pressure? You think so. You’ve got the whole package this year. This is the new Arkansas v BAMA game… But now you’re cheering for BAMA to win ( against Ole Miss).

    McNeese State(who?) at LSU (10)

    *Probably scheduled years ago to give LSU a mid season boost because let’s face it, no one thought LSU was going to be undefeated this far into the season this year. Not even Lucky-Les.

    LSU Fan: You are following suit and making deals with the devil that every other SEC team loses, especially Auburn, South Carolina and Alabama. Florida, you actually want to win now. I know, it’s crazy, but each team is selfish until we all gather and chant S-E-C …

    McNeese State Fan: You’re just glad your school’s name was finally posted on espn.com

    South Carolina (10) at Kentucky (basketball rankings don’t come out until later)

    South Carolina Fan: The Cocks are fired up and they need to be. Kentucky almost tasted victory last week against USC rival (and victor) Auburn and they are itching for more. Alas, Spurrier has his boys right where they need to be—playing a basketball team coming off his biggest win with South Carolina. South Carolina needs Alabama AND Auburn to keep winning—ultimately one of them will lose in the Iron Bowl and South Carolina wants to be the next best thing.

    Kentucky Fan: You’re hoping your Wildcats are still hungry for a win on the gridiron and not just at the racetrack before the game. It’s time to let go of the wins over cardinals and hill topers, these Cocks and the SEC play real football. Focus on football for 6 more weeks, I promise basketball season is coming and the bad dream will soon be over. Oh, and by the way, you need Ole Miss to win out to help you. Sorry, Charlie Cats.

    Mississippi State at Florida (22)

    Mississippi State Fan: You can taste a huge SEC victory. But this is more than the players on the field, this is Mullen v Meyer. Coach Mullen, as nice of a guy that he is, is going to have to pull out all the stops to prove to his mentor ( Mullen coached with Meyer at Bowling Green and Florida) that he was taught well. Beware bulldogs, they don’t bite, they chomp. You need to cheer for yourselves… !!

    Mississippi (Ha!) at Alabama (8):

    BAMA Fan: You’ve never been happier to be playing some preps from the Delta. You are about to get out all of your frustration on kids that go to college just to dress up and party. As a BAMA fan, you can relate to the dress up and party part but your bragging rights come from actually winning on the football field. Do not, under any circumstances, lose this game. For the sake of the prestige of SEC football and any hopes of turning 13 into 14 (EVER), do NOT lose this game. Cheer for Auburn to win so you can have a shot to redeem yourself when you play the #1 SEC team at the Iron Bowl.

    Ole Miss Fan: Let’s face it, you came to tailgate with Alabama. You’ve heard The Quad rivals The Grove and you want to see what it’s all about. This football thing is just to pass the time before all of the pretty Greek co-eds head to Galettes. Go ahead, skip the kool-aid, drink a Yellow Hammer, you know you just watched one of the best football teams in the country and probably sang along during “Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer.”

     

  • Heartache in Gainesville

    Oct 7, 2010 CATEGORIES: Alabama, Florida, LSU

    There’s gonna be a heartache tonight, The (Florida)moon’s shinin’ bright So turn out the light, and we’ll get it( the rankings) right. There’s gonna be a heartache tonight, a Heartache tonight I know

    When the Eagle’s hit, Heartache Tonight, came on the radio, I couldn’t help but think about the heartache that’s going to ensue come Saturday night at the Swamp. For somebody.

    Both former powerhouse teams are in the top 25 (LSU #12, FL #14) and both teams are in dire need of a big SEC win.

    After a silencing loss to Alabama last week in Tuscaloosa, Florida is counting on the support from The Swamp to carry them to a victory on their home field.

    LSU on the other hand, is looking for revenge from last year’s loss to Urban’s boys of Old Florida. Can LSU actually win the game or are they going to have to wait for the Gators to lose the game?

    LSU and FL are both looking for an SEC W. Both teams are looking for redemption. Both teams are looking to avoid heartache.

    But the Eagles had it right, either way, there’s going to be heartache on Saturday.

    Stay tuned next week when I feature the Gridiron Belle of Saturday’s tailgate in Gainesville!

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