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We are well aware that most of the SEC spring games have already been played. And we’ll admit that we missed them. Truth be told, we were busy watching the Masters and enjoying a day at Keenelandin Lexington, KY watching the Spring Meet of horses get ready for the Kentucky Derby. So we really aren’t all that upset.
This weekend, however, it’s a little slower and since we have already started planning our 2013 Gridiron Belles Tour, we thought we should schedule our Saturday around kickoffs… finally!
So here is what is left of spring games. Give yourself the gift of early football, mix your favorite game day drink, make your favorite pre-touchdown snacks and enjoy watching the game knowing your team is going to win.
Arkansas 3pm ET
Auburn 2pm ET
Mississippi State 2pm ET
Missouri 2pm ET
Tennessee 2pm ET
“Xs and Os”
Masters week is a special time in the South. It is a week where the rest of the nation can marvel at the beauty of Augusta National. It is also a time where the “frat boy” in all of us can come out. We watch the world’s best because it is the closest thing to a college game day that we have at this time of year. Some of us (me and my buddies) convince ourselves that we could be the world’s best and go hit the links with unreachable expectations.
So, in the spirit of the Masters I decided to go play a round of golf yesterday. Unsurprisingly, I’m not nearly as good as I convince myself that I am. It’s easy to pump yourself up when you watch 25 pro golfers make it look easy every day, but that’s beside the point. I was an abysmal 15 shots over through seven holes, though I cleaned it up on the back 9. Oh well, I’ll get ‘em next time.
My favorite golfer, Phil Mickelson, has a scorching round Saturday, but finished tied for third at -8. Before any of you Phil haters start, I’d like to go ahead and counter you by saying that Tiger Woods finished at +5 and he probably has shown the least amount of class I’ve seen out of a professional golfer in a long time. It’s one thing to know you’ve hit a bad shot, but it’s completely different to kick your own golf club at Agusta! Not exactly a Southern gentleman’s way of handling the situation.
The Masters never fails to live up to my expectations, and this year was no exception. The playoff between Georgia graduate Bubba Watson and South African national Louis Oosthuizen was magnificent. Bubba ended up winning due to a marvelous recovery shot from the pine straw. I was very glad that the SEC could bring home another trophy, but the most important thing is that the USA is back on top of golf.
“Go DAWGS” or “S-E-C”— either way, it was a heck of a final.
This blog post was written by Gridiron Belles Intern, John Burns, from Auburn University