Saturday October 20, 2007
This being the third Saturday in October, that can only mean one thing.....Alabama vs. Tennessee!!! We are talking about ROLL TIDE and The Bear
vs. Rocky Top and Smokey
But before the game, we headed for Waysider Restaurant in Tuscaloosa to fuel up.
Even though we got there real early, they were already quite busy. No surprise since it was gameday. After about a 20 minute wait, we sat down and enjoyed breakfasts of country ham (for extra, you can get center cut), eggs, grits and biscuits.
We headed off for Bryant-Denny stadium and we were in the right place to see the Vols arrive. Here is coach Fulmer leading his team into the stadium:
We walked around the stadium for a few hours soaking up the great atmosphere and soon it was game time. Here come the Tide onto the field:
Bryant-Denny stadium holds over 92,000 and is a great place to see a game. It is very easy to see where the orange sections and crimson sections are:
The crowd was mostly wearing the home crimson, but there was some orange sprinkled in, too:
You knew the Tide had come to play, when they started off the game with a successful onside kick. In all the years I have been a football fan, I don't think I have ever seen that before. The first half went back and forth with the Vols scoring touchdowns:
and the Tide answering right back:
Soon it was halftime and we got to enjoy The Pride of the Southland Band and the Power T formation.
Well, what was a close game at half turned into a romp, with the Tide winning 41-17.
I have been to college games all over the country and this is one of the very best places I have ever seen a game. I love the fact that as big of rivals these two teams are, the fans in the stands were very respectful of each other. I didn't hear any trash talking or swearing, just some good natured kidding. It was a wonderful experience!
More to come.....
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