Amazing time had by all in Arizona this past weekend. It was great having the opportunity to hang with Eric prior to his nuptials, and his buds from San Diego are a trip. If we weren't cursing out cab drivers during the weekend, we were most likely laughing our asses off. E's cousin from Minnesota joined us as well. Now while we all wanted to enjoy Eric's bachelor party, I was also focused on the game. What an amazing experience it was to be out in Tempe and see thousands of Georgia fans. At one point I was on the balcony of a bar looking down into the streets and watching as Georgia people walked by, chanted "UGA" and barked. I thought to myself, "This is being a part of something larger." Which I love, and being able to see a great game in the hot as hell dry heat was an experience I won't soon forget.
So back to work this week as we welcome Bama and ESPN to town. College Gameday will be broadcasting live from Athens in the morning and then people will have all day to party it up for the big game at 7:45pm. There are good and bad things which come with such a late kick off. The atmosphere for night games is usually outstanding. You have people who've been watching football all day in anticipation for the game, but you also have people who have been drinking all day. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with the drinking ... but I do have a problem when people feel that gives them the freedom to treat stadium workers or other fans like crap. There really is no place for that, so hopefully we will walk away without incident this weekend. But I'm not betting on it.
To add to the atmosphere, the team has called for another Black Out. Last year's game vs. Auburn was great to watch on TV, but I can only imagine what it was like to see it in person. This year will be different as fans know the team will come out in black jerseys. So yes, some of the hype is already out there. But who knows ... maybe it'll be a little different this year.
Next weekend we finally have off, as the football team gets a weekend of rest. We need to take advantage of it though, as we are booked solid for the next several weekends. Throw in some football games with guests at the house along with Marian's wedding, and we'll be running around crazy. I am looking forward to Christmas already. I need a few days to reenergize. Sad to say, so early into the fall, but very true.
Off to deal with the lawn situation. Oh, we added some new photos under the photo link. Mainly from the party we had for the SC game, but there are some other fun ones too. Go Dogs!