|Yellow Hammers at Galette's|
|Pregame celebration with a band party|
|Georgia/Florida Jacksonville, FL|
Whether you are setting up your beautifully catered tent in The Grove, stirring up the best pot of gumbo Baton Rouge has ever seen, attending the World's Largest Cocktail Party (otherwise known as the Georgia/Florida game), bringing as many maroon and white cowbells as you can hold, or getting chills when you see the war eagle make his rounds above the stadium (that was a tough one for me to type); we all have some special tradition or ritual that we are proud of.
I remember our morning rituals of waking up with mimosas to watch Gameday then heading down to "the strip" to have a sip of what is now nostalgia at it's best (otherwise known as a Yellow Hammer), and most importantly making sure you enter the stadium an hour before kick-off, because girls your date WILL leave you if he does not make it in time for the Bear Bryant/Bama Tradition video. So, even if you aren't the type of girl to really appreciate it all, make your daddy happy and do so or at least make sure you bring a dip or casserole to your tent.
|The Grove on gameday|
|Tennessee tailgate in Knoxville|
As Southerners we may never agree on anything football related, except that we have something special down here come fall that gives us all chills. I think it goes beyond cheering for your team. It's shown in our food, our tailgate tablescapes, our attire, and even in our school themed thank you notes and checkbooks. It's about the pride and passion we have for our states, our schools, and OUR SOUTH. So, A&M good luck getting in, because we are the greatest, and you would have a lot to live up to.
Pig Sooie, Go Gators, Roll Tide, War Eagle, Hotty Toddy,Go Dawgs (UGA and MSU), Geaux Tigers, Go Dores, Go Cocks, Go Vols, and Go Big Blue.
|"The sun will soon set in Death Valley!"|