Friday, July 20, 2007

They Can't Arrest Us All

There are daily affirmations that most glorious part of the year will soon be upon us. We usually reserve daily affirmations for religious affiliations, but in the case of college football, we make due exception. It is right and proper.

In 43 Days. I don't usually post or link to these from here. But this one has special meaning for me. Not that I can relate to property damage in the name of historic victories or anything....

3 comments:

Leigh C. said...

When my mom was a girl, my grandparents went to a crucial UT game at Neyland. It concluded with a stampede onto the field and a tearing-down of the goalposts, and the only place my grandparents could go was into some nearby bushes to keep from getting trampled. They cam home that night looking like bushes themselves. Only thing missing was some camo gear...

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Vols who didn't actually wear camo gear to the game??? I'm shocked. That'd be like a Bulldawg not taking along a ziploc bag of Jim Beam.

I wonder who the opponent in your grandparents' case was. It is always interesting to see what wins drive 80,000 people to do crazy things like tear down goalposts. I've seen it happen in Carolina (they beat Georgia). I've seen it happen in Athens (they beat Tennessee). I thought that was going to happen when New Orleans beat Atlanta last year....

Those are the kind of games that make fans get all dressed up with capes and paint their faces and act all crazy. I don't know nobody who acts like that.......

Leigh C. said...

I think we're talking 'bout the late-'50's - 1960's in my grandparents' case. The only thing that occurred to folks back then in terms of fanatical attention-getting were delinquent pranks, and, later on, streaking across fields in mid-game.

Nothing like showing your support for your team by wearing, uhh, nothing.