(In my best Dennis Miller voice from his very few days with Monday Night Football)
Thanks WEA, and now with the report from the cheap seats (as if any lower level seat is cheap anymore).
The theme here is that although
Much like the rest of the TET crew, there were some massive errors made on Saturday regarding logistics by me. With the aforementioned traffic issue out of
Again, much like the TET crew, the city of
Back to Mama G’s. Have you ever been there on Game Day? It is like a well oiled machine. Well, not quite well oiled, but at least they have a system. They have Mama’s Love and Turkey Delight’s pre-made and ready to steam. Not so on an A-Day Saturday. That made for a long wait. The only thing they had ready to go was the nachos chips already measured out in the paper "tub." Also there was not a beer only line. So what does that mean? Waiting 30 minutes to get a refill on the pitcher. And to top it off, all the kegs were floating except the Budweiser and Mama’s Brew (insert your least favorite beer name here). Wow, talk about bad planning, all of this within one hour before kickoff.
Walking to the game and getting a ticket from Will Call was a breeze, even at 1:00. You know why? EVERYONE ELSE WAS IN THE STADUIM ALREADY. Like I mentioned, I have been to A-Day before, and it was nothing like this. As WEA said yesterday, it was a madhouse. If you went up the center ramp, it was wall to wall folks. No matter which way you turned North or South, you were not finding a seat until you hit the endzone. But we managed to sit down right at kickoff. Oh and you can forget using your cell phone. My iPhone was on lockdown, just like a game day. I could not even get to my Voice Mail; I don’t have that much trouble when it is a real game. Even AT&T was having issues. I could text though… quite odd.
Again, much like the TET crew, the Auburn Coaching Staff had some logistical errors on Saturday (see a pattern here). Let’s start with the opening kickoff. If you really want to call it kickoff… it only flew to the 15 yard line and when McCalebb caught it he had a bit of a lane to run, but when he reached the 25 the officials blew it dead. What a joke. This brings me to my next point. Why not play number one offense against number one defense? Even with a depleted secondary, let us see what either Kodi or Neil can do against a real defense. I think the defensive starters played together for three plays total. Even in a vanilla defense that Mayfield or Blue Bell would be proud of, the fans should at least get to see something out of the D.
Don’t take this as a complaint, it is just telling you the facts. I did get to see something that resembled football. It was not football that is for sure, just look at the scoring, but it was something. Now I have to wait months just to talk about practice. Good thing ESPN was not there, then I would have fought all that traffic, the crowds at Mama G’s and the crowds looking for a seat, just to say, "No big deal, I can watch it on TiVo at home." And when I get there to watch it… all I get is the end of the Bulls and Celtics game instead.
War Damn A-Day