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there I guess three years ago now, that was the damn coldest, crappiest game I ever had the pleasure of attending. On top of all that we lost to UCONN. My bones start shaking just thinking about it. The men's restroom was packed during the game bc there were heaters in there. They ran out of hot chocolate before halftime and then the locals started chanting Papa is in the house, and the numbnut Papa Johns owner came out with Pizzas. God I hated everything about that day. The funnest part was getting into our car, turning the heat on and going home LOL
When I was younger, I had a bumper sticker that said, "If I owned Hell & Clemson, I would rent out Clemson and live in Hell"
Agreed. Not to mention the dumpy stadium with cold concrete seating. Worst football game experience of my life, although I did cook some mean brats that day accompanied by some top notch bloody marys ... that helped ease things a bit.
Cold doesn't even describe that day.
Picked some friends up in Tuscaloosa and bought a big bucket of Col Sanders chicken. Found out they stiffed us with all backs. That was the best part of the day.
Most miserable I've ever been at a game. I was on the shady side, behind our team. Had layer after layer of clothes, and still froze. At halftime we moved to the sunny side and it was like going from the North Pole to Miami. Uconn, which is used to cold weather, got the warm side of the field. I think it had a lot to do with our sorry performance.
I was continuing my life just fine pretending that game never happened, until now.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
I'd reached way down into my pockets to grab my hand warmer. Only to feel a slight indention of a turtle hole. Took till June of 2011 to peek his head back out. Poor guy.
Former TBS photog coming out of retirement to do sand volleyball for my fans!
Took my 9 year old and sat in the shade. Bama fans at the gas station were pumping us up to represent the SEC. Didn't get a first down until halfway thru the second quarter. Even the famous BBQ place in town wasn't that good. We left with 5 min left and didn't stop until Greenville. Ranks as one of my worst experiences as a fan.
Took my daughter to that game and it was the single most miserable game I have ever attended and I have been to the Hurricane game at NC State, the ECU downpour game, the wind game against UF 63-7 and the hail storm game against UK. None compared to that sorry bowl game.
It was so cold that my daughter had to take her shoes off and stick them under my coat because she was in such pain. Wind, cold, and sitting in the shade the whole game. Add our terrible performance to the game and the ghetto setting and that was some money not well spent. (Other spending time with my daughter)
Stadium is a dump and the game was a bummer, but we actually had a pretty good time on the trip as a whole. My son and I met up with a good friend of ours who lived in Birmingham and we enjoyed hanging out with him.
We stayed in Hoover, a nice area, and enjoyed the best sports bar I've ever been to: dozens of big screen TVs with every bowl game, a great beer selection with at least 50 taps including some fine local brews, and very good food.
At the game, we sat in the Gamecock Club section on the sunny side, so it wasn't too uncomfortable until the 4th quarter, when the sun went down.
Still, that was one of the worst performances I've ever seen by our football team.
That stadium is a dump, the surrounding area is worse, and we never showed up as a team that day. I was dressed and ready for the cold, but there apparently was not enough alcohol in my system to totally erase this trip from my memory.
Kelso, I stay overnight in Birmingham semi-frequently now for work. Do you remember the name of the sports bar?
"They've just discovered a new use for sheep over there at Clemson... wool." - Lewis Grizzard
It's the On Tap Sports Cafe. Here's their website:
On Tap Sports Cafe has 3 sports pubs in Birmingham, AL. Offering an extensive selection of beers on tap, high gravity beer, lunch specials and Sporting Events via HDTV at our Lakeview/Southside Sports Cafe, our Inverness Sports Cafe and our Galleria Sports Cafe.
Upvote for you sir!
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I had on 3 pairs of socks and 2 pair of pants 4 layers of shirts ( think Christmas story ) I couldn't move and was like a mummy and I was still cold. My sock waded up at my toes I slipped my shoe off to try and fix it ( I couldn't bend over due to the amount of clothes on me ) so I try and do this with my foot, and then it happened. My drink turned over on my sock and my foot was wet and it freaking froze my sock stiff within 10 mins. I would have rather been water boarded than to through that again.
PS: I knew we had problems when walking to the stadium and the Uconn fans tailgating in short sleeve shirts and we covered from head to toe with layers upon layers.
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Gwinnett, I can tip you off to many good establishments if you like. Give me a PM and let me know where you typically stay.
"Papa's in the house, Papa's in the house, Papa's in the house, Papa's in the house, Papa's in the house"
lol that bowl experience was so terrible it has actually become a good story. What a miserable day. :(
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