Friday, September 30, 2011

SEC Weekly Feature - Tuscaloosa, AL - Rammer Jammer

Town: Tuscaloosa, AL

Head Coach: Nick Saban

Stadium: Bryant-Denny 

Mascot: Crimson Tide, Big Al (elephant)

Colors: Crimson and White

Biggest Rivals: Auburn and Tennessee

Famous Alumni: Paul "Bear" Bryant, Joe Namath, Harper Lee, Kathryn Stockett, Mark Ingram, Coach Dabo Swinney {Clemson University}, Frank Howard {former Clemson Coach, see Howard's Rock}, and Sela Ward

Traditions: Houndstooth, The Quad, Million Dollar Band, Bear Bryant, The Third Saturday in October, Roll Tide, Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer, 13 and counting, Bryant Museum, Sweet Home Alabama,  crimson shakers, championship coaches statutes, and Dreamland BBQ

Places to be Seen: The Quad, Bear Trap, Galettes, Houndstooth, Phil's (Buffalo Phil's), and anywhere else on The Strip

I have experienced Gameday in Tuscaloosa and I have to admit that it is like none other.  It is truly the quintessential southern Gameday.  If my heart did not belong to South Carolina, I would have definitely loved to spend four years of Saturdays at Alabama.  The Quad is packed with tailgates of every variety and age groups.  Gameday festivities fill the streets and sidewalks of University Boulevard.  If you ever get the chance to attend a game in Tuscaloosa, you should.  Just make sure you bow your head when the Bear's name is spoken and wear your houndstooth.




Lindsey Leigh said...

Love love this post... Roll Tide!!

intheoceanstate said...

Maybe I am aging, but what is the bear trap?
It makes me wish I was home, not up in yankeeland where nobody cares about football!

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Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Great Post! I went to my first game 2 years ago and I LOVED T-Town! The Bear Trap was awesome, and we at our breakfast at The Houndstooth. Yes, breakfast was a BBQ sandwich and a beer. RTR! I can't wait for this season, 14 and counting!

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