Friday, October 9, 2009

Show us Your Life: Tailgates and Favorite Teams

Before I knew Derik, I was a UT fan... because, well my family was. I was never an outrageous fan... I just went for them (and I still do, but I am neutral on Tech vs. UT game day).

My dad and Derik sure have fun with this. They are hardcore for their teams. According to my Dad, it's going to be a lifelong rivalry between them :) oh boy!

There are a lot more pictures of us at games, these are the only ones I had on my at the time :/

Texas Tech!!


This was when Tech beat OSU last year (they had an AWESOME season last year)
here is the score - 56-20
and you'll notice that they are 10-0 at this point...
this year however, well, we won't go there :/
the game
"The Goin' Band from Raiderland"



this is also us rushing the field when we beat OU a few years ago... here's to hoping for the same this year!!! :)

Also, I found this and thought it was fun :) I did not make it up, and I don't agree with ALL items listed, still it's pretty true :)

FOOTBALL IN THE SOUTH:

STADIUM SIZE:
NORTH: College football stadiums hold 20,000 people.
SOUTH: High school football stadiums hold 20,000 people.

FATHERS:
NORTH: Expect their daughters to understand Sylvia Plath.
SOUTH: Expect their daughters to understand pass interference.

CAMPUS DECOR:
NORTH: Statues of founding fathers.
SOUTH: Statues of Heisman trophy winners.

HOMECOMING QUEEN:
NORTH: Also a physics major.
SOUTH: Also Miss America.

HEROES:
NORTH: Rudy Giuliani
SOUTH: Archie & Peyton Manning

GETTING TICKETS:
NORTH: 5 days before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus.
SOUTH: 5 months before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus, make a large financial contribution and put name on a waiting list for tickets.

FRIDAY CLASSES AFTER A THURSDAY GAME:
NORTH: Students and teachers not sure they're going to the game, because they have classes on Friday.
SOUTH: Teachers cancel Friday classes because they don't want to see the few hung over students that might actually make it to class.

PARKING:
NORTH: An hour before game time, the University opens the campus for game parking.
SOUTH: RVs sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for the weekend festivities. The really faithful arrive on Tuesday.

GAME DAY:
NORTH: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV.
SOUTH: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast, and rushes over to where ESPN is broadcasting 'Game Day Live' to get on camera and wave to the idiots up north who wonder why 'Game Day Live' is never Broadcast from their campus.

TAILGATING:
NORTH: Raw meat on a grill, beer with lime in it, listening to local radio station with truck tailgate down.
SOUTH: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking accompanied by live performance from the Dave Matthews Band,...who come over during breaks and ask for a hit off bottle of bourbon.

GETTING TO THE STADIUM:
NORTH: You ask 'Where's the stadium?' When you find it, you walk right in.
SOUTH: When you're near it, you'll hear it. On game day it is the state's third largest city.

CONCESSIONS:
NORTH: Drinks served in a paper cup, filled to the top with soda.
SOUTH: Drinks served in a plastic cup, with the home team's mascot on it, filled less than half way with soda, to ensure enough room for bourbon.

WHEN NATIONAL ANTHEM IS PLAYED:
NORTH : Stands are less than half full, and less than half of them stand up.
SOUTH: 100,000 fans, all standing, sing along in perfect four-part harmony.

THE SMELL IN THE AIR AFTER THE FIRST SCORE:
NORTH: Nothing changes.
SOUTH: Fireworks, Gunpowder (from the cannon in the end zone), with a touch of bourbon.

COMMENTARY: (MALE)
NORTH: 'Nice play.'
SOUTH: 'tackle him and break his legs.'

COMMENTARY: (FEMALE)
NORTH: 'My, this certainly is a violent sport.'
SOUTH: 'tackle him and break his legs.'

ANNOUNCERS:
NORTH: Neutral and paid.
SOUTH: Announcer harmonizes with the crowd in the fight song, with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team.

AFTER THE GAME:
NORTH: The stadium is empty way before the game ends.
SOUTH: Another rack of ribs goes on the smoker, while somebody goes to the nearest package store for more bourbon, and planning begins for next week's game. Nothing else in the universe comes even halfway close to the glories of Southern football!

3 comments:

Tiffany

Fun post! I always crack up when I read that football in the north vs. south e-mail. It's so true!! My husband went to Tech and I went to A&M so we are a house divided! Have a great weekend.

Chey-Anne Smart

Go Red Raiders! Wreck em Tech!!!gv

The (Not So) Domestic Goddess

This football comparison is awesome! I love it, and it's so true.