Double Secret ProbationPosted: March 20, 2010
This is my 100th post. Craziness.
And how fitting that it’s concerning something I’m very passionate about: Georgia Football, Tailgating, and getting Michael Adams canned.
On Thursday, I got a text asking me if I’d heard about the restrictions they were putting on tailgating next year.
Anyway, here is the list of restrictions from PWD at Georgia Sports Blog.
And The Grit Tree did a pretty good job of summing up how I feel about this little situation.
And now, here’s my 2 cents.
I spent all of Senior Year (the first one) tailgating on North Campus. Our sorority has a tailgate and the Seniors run it. That means paying for it, setting it up, and taking it down. And sometimes, taking it down would come after a night game when it was midnight. After you had gotten up at 6:30 to shower and get ready for the game. (Keep in mind, I NEVER IN MY LIFE woke up that early for class. Much less to shower, get dressed up and put on make-up. So yes. To me, football was more important than class.) Personally, the only game I remember it being REALLY bad was after the Bama game. Let’s remember, though, the situation. Black-out, College Gameday, 7 (or maybe even 8) o’clock kick-off, ALABAMA. Whom we had beaten the year before in overtime. It was a big game. Trashcans were overflowing. So it’s not like people don’t fill up the trashcans. There just simply aren’t enough to last through 10 hours of 25,000 people tailgating. SO. Get more trashcans. Have people empty and replace them throughout the day. It would DEFINITELY cut back on the trash. And like TGT says, trash creates JOBS. Which are few and far between these days. And seeing as how UGA’s Athletic Department is one of the profitable in the COUNTRY, I think they could swing it.
Besides, (and you didn’t hear this from me, but) I don’t really think people are going to care about the restrictions after the first 2 or 3 home games. And usually the first couple of home games are at noon or 1 or maybe even earlier. So that’s not really going to change things too much. And by the time it does, people just aren’t going to care anymore.
But here are a few pictures of First Senior Year. For posterity. And remember the times that once were.
Me and Michelle, home opener, GA/GA Southern
Flip-cup at 9 am is ALWAYS a good idea!
Me, Kathleen and Callan, Central Michigan. This would be the game that Kathles and I would run around with Jami’s camera taking random pictures with us in them. Good times.
It started with this one:
And ended with this. Which is officially The Best Picture Ever. No contest.
I don’t remember what game this was, but this is Claire, in a picture.
With the parentals.
“College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend thousands of dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” -David Wood