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Thought this was funny.....


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Of course alot of the "Southern" stuff applies to Griz Football....but most of this stuff is more than true.

an email that some southern jerk said:
Subject: Southern Football.

Another reason why the South is great! Planning for the fall football
season in the South is radically different from up North. For those who are
planning a football trip in the South, here are some helpful hints.

* Women's Accessories:

NORTH: Chap Stick in back pocket and a $20 bill in the front

SOUTH: Louis Vuitton duffel with two lipsticks, waterproof mascara, and a fifth of bourbon. Money not necessary - that's what dates are for.

* Stadium Size:

NORTH: College football stadiums hold 20,000 people.

SOUTH: High school football stadiums hold 20,000 people.

* Campus Decor:

NORTH: Statues of founding fathers.

SOUTH: Statues of Heisman trophy winners.

* Homecoming Queen:

NORTH: Also a physics major.

SOUTH: Also Miss America.

* Getting Tickets:

NORTH: 5 days before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus and purchase tickets.

SOUTH: 5 months before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus and put name on waiting list for tickets.

* Friday Classes After a Thursday Night Game:

NORTH: Students and teachers not sure they're going to the game, because they have classes on Friday.

SOUTH: Teachers cancel Friday classes because they don't want to see the few hung over students that might actually make it to class.

* Parking:

NORTH: An hour before game time, the University opens the campus for game parking.

SOUTH: RVs sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for the weekend festivities. The really faithful arrive on Tuesday.

* Game Day:

NORTH: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV.

SOUTH: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast, and rushesover to where ESPN is broadcasting "Game Day Live" to get on camera and wave to theidiots up north who wonder why "Game Day Live" is never broadcast from their campus.

* Tailgating:

NORTH: Raw meat on a grill, beer with lime in it, listening to local
radio station with truck tailgate down.

SOUTH: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking accompanied by live performance by "Dave Matthews Band," who come over during breaks and ask for a hit off bottle of bourbon.

* Getting to the Stadium:

NORTH: You ask "Where's the stadium?" When you find it, you walk right in.

SOUTH: When you're near it, you'll hear it. On game day it becomes the state's third largest city.

* Concessions:

NORTH: Drinks served in a paper cup, filled to the top with soda.

SOUTH: Drinks served in a plastic cup, with the home team's mascot on it, filled less than half way with soda,to ensure enough room for bourbon.

* The Smell in the Air After the First Score:

NORTH: Nothing changes.

SOUTH: Fireworks, with a touch of bourbon.

* Commentary (Male):

NORTH: "Nice play.."

SOUTH: "Dammit, you slow sumbitch - tackle him and break his legs."

* Commentary (Female):

NORTH: "My, this certainly is a violent sport."

SOUTH: "Dammit, you slow sumbitch - tackle him and break his legs."

* Announcers:

NORTH: Neutral and paid. (or for the other team if its KPAX)

SOUTH: Announcer harmonizes with the crowd in the fight song, with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team.

* After the Game:

NORTH: The stadium is empty way before the game ends.

SOUTH: Another rack of ribs goes on the smoker. While somebody goes to the nearest package store for more bourbon, planning begins for next week's game.

Those of you that have expierenced a game in the south will understand the humor....the rest of you will probably get mad......but UM does have great game day atmosphere....and I can't wait to get back, so don't get heartburn over this post! :wink:
Ya hit the nail on the noggin with the KPAX announcers :lol:

A lot of references to bourbon.....hmmm :drinking:

I believe here in the NW we drink whatever's available. :p
Seriously, given the attendance at Grizgames...

23,000 is more than Butte...about the same size of Kalispell, Helena... Shockingly...Saturdays at Griz games work out to be about 3% of the state population...

Talk about a great place to be on Saturday...
We're not quite like Nebraska, where they say on game day the stadium (80,000 seats) is the 3rd largest city in the state.

I look at it this way, and since I don't live in MT anymore, I may be a bit off:
Great Falls
Washington Grizzly Stadium

Please correct me if I'm wrong.