Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vacation Day 2 - Game Day!

Saturday we met up with the family for Game Day! We started out with lunch at Cody's, which was really good and a really neat place! We hung out there and finished watching the Auburn game and headed back to the hotel room to watch some of the Bama game.
Later that afternoon we headed to the stadium and I snapped a few pictures. "The Swamp" is a very dated stadium, but they have added to the front to give it an update and make it a little more modern.

Statues of their 3 Heisman Trophy winners - Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow
No offense to any Florida fans, but I was really expecting more in "the swamp." It has a strange lay-out and is terribly cramped. Though the university has done much updating to the outside, the inside still seems extremely dated.
Last year when UAB travelled to Knoxville, the Blazers gave the Vols a run for their money. Against Florida, NOT so much! The game started out competitive but got ugly rather quickly. However, Nolen did have one completed pass for 24 yards (he actually had another completed pass but it was negated by a penalty)

This pic was taken by my aunt and uncle who had their camera at the game (I was taking pics with my phone). We love #85!
I love seeing new places and new stadiums (especially the SEC teams); however, I probably won't make an effort to visit "the Swamp" again! We are glad we went and enjoyed watching the Blazers, even though it didn't end pretty!