Saturday we went to our second University of Arkansas football game. Two times a year, the football game is actually held in Little Rock, instead of Fayeteville. Tailgating is to the extreme! This was our first experience with the LR atmosphere--it seemed like people went for miles!
We got to hang out in the Sysco tent with our neighbors. The boys went about 10am. The girls came around 3pm.
Best part: people watching of course!
Oh, and this "tradition" just cracked me up. You would have thought there was another shooting in the area, but nope, instead like 20 police cars are escorting the buses that the players are on.
Everyone ran to the street and started waving like they knew them. I was told "we DO know them!" For all we know, with the tinted windows, the buses may have been empty! It just made me chuckle.
Another tradition is called something like "running through the A" (I'm sure I'll be corrected).
Because the game was held the eve to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the crowd was asked to dress in either red or white, depending on your section #. Seemed like a great idea until I found out we had to wear white. Luckily, I had a white shirt, but after hitting at least 10 stores, I gave up on trying to find Matt one. I literally found 1 t-shirt and it was a size small. Matt (like many others) just went with a plain shirt instead. I thought for sure that everyone else surely faced the same problem and the red/white scheme would flop.
I have to admit, it was awesome! The student section (and cheerleaders) had special 9/11 blue shirts. Even the hog in the center of the field was patriotic. A moment of silence and a flyover by the local Air Force topped it off.
We had been looking forward to this game for awhile--and had a great time!
Can't wait to Call the Hogs again....Wooooooo Pig Soooieee!!