The best way I know to explain college football is to take you through a day in the life of a tailgating alumni such as myself and then explain a little about the game itself. I'm going to use the first game of this season as the day in question.
|Allan striking his Heisman pose in front of the great Bo Jackson|
7:00 AM-Put 2-7 lb pork roasts in crock pots with apple cider vinegar, salt, & pepper
8:00 AM-Wrangle people into vehicles and drive from the lake to Auburn
9:00 AM-10:45 AM-Help direct cars into the parking lot we have worked since I was a freshman at Auburn
10:45 AM-Walk to the stadium with only about 85,000 other people
10:55 AM-Cry during the flyover because I always cry during flyover
11:00 AM-Scream with 87,451 other Auburn fans as our Tigers kick off
1:00 PM-Leave at halftime to go to Momma Goldberg's because my stomach is preparing to eat itself
|One of my favorite signs in Momma G's|
***Side note: It took YEARS before I could bear to leave a game early. I have since learned that killing myself for the Utah State game is not wise and I should save that inner strength for say the Iron Bowl against Alabama
2:00 PM-Driving back to the lake and listening to the end of the game while screaming (it was a close one)
2:30 PM-Check on pork and turn to high until dinner at 7:00 PM
3:00 PM-We may or may not have jumped into the lake for awhile
7:00 PM-Feed 18 people dinner and watch the LSU vs. Oregon game (GO SEC!!!)
10:00 PM-Back in the lake for awhile
11:00 PM-1:30 AM-Chatting on the back deck enjoying the lake at night
|We quickly fell in love with the Tiki torches once nightfall hit|
|Photo credit here|
"Michael Dyer broke Bo Jackson's record for rushing yards for a freshman and he's on track to beat or put himself up there with the likes of Ronnie Brown and Carnell (Cadillac) Williams-running back legends at Auburn"
"Cam Newton broke Tom Brady's record for passing yards in a debut NFL start with over 400 passing yards."
"Auburn is the first team in the last decade to be ranked out of the Top 10 in pre-season rankings after winning a National Championship the previous year."
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|Nick Fairley sacking Oregon's Quarterback|
In Fantasy Football news this week I lost (by a lot) and Allan tied his game. Our tie breaker rules will mean he ends up losing by 1 and I know that feeling all too well after last week. Here's to a better week next week for both of us!