Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Crazy College Football Fans

"Football is what Southerners do instead of rioting." - Rick Bragg

Arkansas fans' force multipliers and the SEC-as-car-bombs over at EDSBS.

Is it college football season yet?



DADvocate said...

Hmmmm. In some places they riot over football. When I was going to UT in the 1970s, the police had to close off about a mile long section of a street called "The Strip" (Cumberland Ave./Hwy 70) that runs thru and beside a portion of UT's campus. The students were rioting the NIGHT BEFORE the UT/Alabama game.

During my life time, the only person to die in a riot in Knoxville was a UT student who fell off the back of a car during a riot celebrating a football victory in the late 1960s.

Football is why Southerners riot.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

True. And there was the Great Lane Escape from Knoxville earlier this year. Lord knows, we came close in Athens a few times.

Every once in a great while, the couch burning gets a little out of hand.

But imagine how bad it would be if we didn't have football to distract us from August to January?