Friday, August 14, 2009

Saturdays in the Fall

The dog days of summer are upon us, but signs of fall are in the air. The kiddos are heading back to school, mums are making appearances at garden centers here and yonder, and football season is about to pounce.

Now, as many of you know, I am a proud grad of the University of Kentucky. And while we are part of the mighty SEC, we aren’t primarily known as a football school. The Big Blue Nation is traditionally about basketball. And, I, for one, live and die Big Blue Basketball. There’s nothing like it and if you’ve never experienced it, you must make a pilgrimage to Rupp Arena.

But, I digress; this posting is about football. So anyway, even though we are all about round ball in the Commonwealth, we play a pretty mean game of football of late, as Coach Rich Brooks has taken us to three straight bowl games and we’re shooting for a fourth.

When I was in college, UK football was more of an excuse to dress up in our finest duds and start drinking before noon at the fraternity house. We then walked over to the stadium for what was likely to be a good butt-kicking by the visiting team (except my freshman year when we actually went to the Peach Bowl). But now, we have a much stronger program and the games are competitive and exciting to watch. Hubby and I have tickets to the Kentucky/Louisville game on Sept. 19 and I can’t wait. Tailgating with friends and cheering for my Cats. What could be more fun?

So, to get you in the spirit for football season, especially in the South, pick up the latest issue of Southern Living for a report on SEC football and some great recipes for your next tailgate or football viewing party.


Domestic Diva said...

Amen!! I can't wait to start Tailgating. We actually have our first pre-season Pro-Game next weekend!!
xxxx me

The Consummate Hostess said...

Yeah! I cannot wait for football season, not that I care a bit about the actual game, I just love any excuse to get dressed up, wear a great hat and drink all day :).

Rita said...

I'll miss my flowers, but fall is a fun time of year.

sara said...

C-A-T-S, CATS, CATS, CATS!! So jealous of your tickets to the UK/UofL game!

Blushing hostess said...

My most favorite memories of fall in the Hudson Valley were tailpate picnics before the game at West Point. I loved those moments, the waning sun in the valley, and the smell of bbq mixed with the fallen leaves... yes, that is a good day in my book.

I have not been to Kentucky recently but we are coming to the Horse Park for the grand prix in 2010 and so psyched!

Haven and Home said...

I can't wait to see it, I love football season, it is so close!