Take Me Home Tonight

It's FOOTBALL SEASON. Anyone who lives in the south knows how much of a big deal football is. You see, it's not only a sport, it's a way of life. We have a t-shirt that one of the local companies makes down here that has the seasons on it: crawfish, snowball, football, and mardi gras. It makes sense to us, but a lot of people look at it really strangely. 

Let me try and break down football season for you real simply. You see, it's not only a sporting event, it's a social event as well. All the girls get dressed up in pretty dresses, or skirt/shorts and a cute top, and walk around for a good 4-5 hours before the games starts. Some girls are in cowboy boots, some are in flats, but everyone looks really well put together. 

You walk around campus going from tailgate to tailgate where there's so much food and drink you can't really even make up your mind of what you want. You talk with your parents (if they're there) and your parent's friends because depending on what they do, it's a potential job opportunity. 

Then the games: there are so many games/drinking games going on all around you. There's beer pong, flip cup, trying to get bean bags into cut out holes (I can't ever remember the name of this game to save my life), and so much more. It's fun, it's hilarious to watch, and there's never a dull moment. 

About an hour or an hour and a half before the game starts, you start making your way over to the stadium to watch the band run down the hill. It's always funny the first game, because they don't tell the freshmen in the band that they're running down the hill (while playing their instruments) and the look on their faces are usually some of pure shock. 

Afterward you make your way into the stadium and grab your seat, then depending on how hungry you are you get nachos and a burger (and split it with your friend), and a diet coke/water. Then you stand and watch the game. It's quite an event. But it's one of my favorite things in the world, and I'll definitely miss it when I graduate. 

Do you like to go to football games? What's your favorite memory? 

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