Monthly Archives: September 2008

Ode to Tailgating

So football season has started.  I have vowed to go up every home game and cheer on the Gators.  This weekend was particularly spectacular as it had all the makings that ensure the day will be perfect bliss; night time game, more visitors, and a noon to seven-thirty drinking extravaganza.

There is nothing like tailgating.  First off, my site run by friends is staked off to make sure we have enough room for the large tractor grill, tents, a TV, chairs, and room to both park and run around.  I got to see people I haven’t seen in a couple of years, and everyone just comes together in Gator glory.

You sit around watching other games on the TV and talking amongst others.  Those beers go fast out in the sun, and you are in such euphoria because you realize how lucky you are to be a gator.  Everyone loves each other, everyone is there for the same reason.

The game of course was wonderful!  I experienced my first game from the student section (I know, I know) and I can’t get over how crazy it is!  I would have been a little happier if he had scored a touchdown or two more, but it was damn good to see the defense play as well as they did.  If our offense just wakes up a bit more and realizes it is football season, we are going to be freaking awesome!  My new favorite player has become Brandon James, because he simply is just badass.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin tons, but wow has James been amazing me.  His 70 yard or so punt return during last week’s game against Hawaii was incredible.

Oh and did I forget to mention that yesterday was the first time since 1985 that we beat the Hurricanes?  Yes, that felt damn good too.

Oh yeah, and stupid Ohio State fell below us in the rankings, BECAUSE THEY SUCK.  Don’t get me started on USC…..

I love getting wasted, eating great food, great conversations, and of course, the adrenaline that comes with football!




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