Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring=New sandals, tans, and FOOTBALL


I absolutely, 100% just cannot wait for the 2009 Georgia Bulldogs football season. This is, of course, no different than any other year. I can never wait. And right about now, the bug bites me. I suppose it's a combination of the warmer weather and the ticket order form in my mailbox. (Too bad mailing in that form requires an entire paycheck as well. Time to phone the Rickey.) Anyway. It's totally worth it. And to tide me over, just for a bit, is the G-Day game. Love that spring game. Admission is free this year. It's the second-best season in Athens. (Duh, fall is always best.) The hot dog man will be on the street. And this year, I've reconnected with an old college friend who owns a new Irish pub in town AND has free housing for me so I can go on Friday night. Score.

And I'm sorry. Do you see Uga sitting there, his big butt planted on a bag of ice? Yeah. No one can compare to my college mascot. I think even the meanest, most irritating Gator fan will admit that. You can't hate that precious little pup.

Total side note: Next time, I'll totally take a pure-bred white English Bulldog over an engagement ring. Seriously. The dog will set you back more anyway.

Everyone is super excited that the game will be on ESPN this year. Okay, one, I am not. That scares me. I don't like anything that might jinx a decent season, especially a lot of preseason hype. I mean, just look at last year. And two, well, nothing compares to seeing a game in person. Not in Athens, the sweetest college town on the planet. Especially in April, before the 90° games of September are upon us. I can sweat with the best of them, but a runny bulldog tattoo on my cheek does not a pretty Stephanie make. Besides, I'm totally going to Tivo the game and watch it again later.

Before the game I'll do the total alumni thing and shop the packed-out bookstore for new shakers, T-shirts, and other UGA junk I don't need but have to have. And when this game is over, I'm walking across campus and downtown to The Taco Stand. I just cannot explain the feelings I have when I'm in Athens. Am I alone? Does anyone else feel this way about your college town? Probably not. There is no town greater than Athens, Georgia. Sorry. It's a total fact. Ask me. Or Mary Beth.

Yeah, so, UGA 2010 is sounding more and more appealing every. single. day.

Signing off, thanks for indulging my walk down memory lane!

9 comments:

Bowlby said...

Wow, you're really rambling a bit today!

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

It sounds like T-town...just a different shade of red. Roll Tide!

stephinbham said...

Excuse you, Bowlby.

Um, Marilyn? Eric? You have a lot of nerve! (I know sweet little Elliott wouldn't post that.)

Leah said...

Even better is my college town that has no football at all.

stephinbham said...

Gasp! Leah in the South, bite your tongue!

Leah said...

The only professional sport I like is golf because I heart Tiger Woods and I'm learning to play (still).

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

Totally meant as a compliment, Stephanie! It seriously sounds like a fun place (even if the color palette isn't quite crimson enough for our tastes). :)

MB said...

Seriously: I am sitting here reading your post while wearing a UGA hat, a T-shirt that says "I like you, I love UGA," and black jogging pants with a red stripe down the side. And while I understand your ESPN/jinx comment, I am excited about the G-Day game being on ESPN so I can watch it way out here in Louisianna.

MB said...

Oops. Louisiana.