Friday, September 16, 2011

Fun in Athens

It's football season. And here in the south we do football a little differently. Football IS Fall. People don't ask what you're doing on a Saturday. They  just know. They know you'll be in the stands or in front of the TV watching the snap of the ball and the clashing of helmets as players fight to make each first down or a runaway down the field to score a touchdown.

Girls will leave their t-shirts behind to don their best summer dresses and
Diets will be laid aside for the day as everyone partakes in mexican layer dip, pizza, triple-fudge brownies and "pigs in a blanket."

I guess I forget how much football is engrained into the Southern culture until it comes back around each year. Last week I traveled to Athens to see my Gamecocks take on the Georgia Bulldogs....Holy Cow if I didn't hear "Go Dawwwwgggs" and see more red obnoxious man pants then I can even begin to explain. But the best part (besides our team totally winning) was tailgating with my college bestie/roomie Tara and her man-candy Joe (they're both crazy huge Run With Me Fans....Holla!)

What's your College Team?
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25 comments:

amber said...

so so true!! haha my hubby is a gator, so i tend to cheer for them. but i grew up in idaho, so i am a real boise state fan at heart!

Whitney said...

my team is the university of kentucky wildcats. in the past, they haven't been that great at football. but basketball is a whole other story. that's the team people care about.

Sarah said...

Don't be hatin' on the red man pants! They're a staple at a UGA game! :)

Whitney said...

gotta love those UK Wildcats! we have a big game tomorrow..hoping to pull out a "W".

and girlfriend, could you be any cuter? i dont think so. looking fab as always :-)

Deidre said...

I've never seen a football game! I don't know the first thing about it. And I went to an All women's college in Massachusetts, we certainly didn't do football there either :)

Beth said...

love it. despite the fact that annoying UGA fans are in Athens...that city is so. much. fun.

asj said...

so I'm looking at these pictures thinking "that looks like Tara" - I know your best friend. what a freaking small world. love it.

the game looks like it was a blast, I'm jealous - we almost went but it just didn't happen.

Katie said...

I love your shoes I want themmm. you look so purty!

You know my team so I'm not going to comment on that but I will say that I never don a dress I'm ALWAYS in a tshirt / jersey lol I'm not that girly I guess!!

Pop Champagne said...

awesome pictures! in canada we're not too big on our CFL football but we do love our hockey and that's what we do on friday nights!

Shannon said...

No college team for me. But I'm a die hard Buffalo Bills NFL fan, so our Sundays are very similar...but with more clothing. It's cold up here in Buffalo. :)

megan said...

Go Cocks!! Will you be at the Auburn game?

Nuha said...

i've lived in the south my whole life and i've never been to a football game (NEVER,not even in high school) i never had the desire when i was younger, now i would love to go to one

lauren nicole said...

TENNESSEE VOLS, BABY!
Rocky Top will ALWAYS be home sweet home to me :))

Alex said...

I love to see other people's tailgating pictures!! Your description of the food has me drooling. I'm missing this weekend, but next weekend I'll be back out there!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

yes, football is def. fall! wish i could have been there, even if you guys were rooting for SC. ;)

Stephanie and Such said...

You are so pretty it disgusts me!! But seriously.

My team? BYU annndd Washington State. Gott have two :)

And this might be a silly question...but what the heck is a Gamecock??!

agroeper said...

Mine was VA Tech but since I moved to SC I think I'm gonna be switching...

Ashley said...

Love college tailgating. It's my last year without being an alum, and I am soaking it up! Go Terps :) Looks like a super fun time.

Happy weekend, girl!

Julie said...

I did not know you were a Gamecock! Well, I like you too much to hold that against you :) I went to UGA and if it wasn't for our idiot qb, the outcome of the game would have been very different! Oh well...there's always next year :)

Married...with a Pup said...

Well I'm definitely a The Ohio State Girl! I would have to say that up here in the midwest we all wear jerseys/t-shirts. I would love to wear sun dresses!

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

Love it! That was a good game!!

Raven said...

you are gorgeous. seriously. LOVE your hair. I just dyed mine again last night and it's pretty much black. which I love.

um I want to live in the South during football seasons. BUT I would be FAT. All that good southern food? Yeah, I would be fat. I think I'll stay over here, as FAR AWAY (literally) as I can get haha!

Turtles and Pearls said...

I'm a UK fan, although after the game yesterday, I might rethink that! Love this post!! Your pictures are so cute!

Michelle said...

First off, you look gorgeous! Love your hair! It's so cold here we have to wear layers to tailgate or when we go out!


I'm routing for UGA since I don't have my own college team!

Megan said...

I totally LOVE college football!! LSU is our team and you are SO right...it's totally nuts!! I think that is just another reason that I love being from the south!!