Monday, September 8, 2008

I Thought We Were All Smarter Than That

On certain Fridays in this town, all hell breaks loose. Those are the football Fridays and the fans arrive early to get their traditional tailgating spots. Even though it's kind of a pain in the ass to get through town, it's still kind of exciting to see all the red and black flags waving everywhere.

A couple of years ago the University passed new rules regarding tailgating that didn't go over very well with the Bulldog faithful. RVs can only park at the intramural fields and not until after 6:00 p.m. on Friday. You can no longer park your cars on the sidewalks. Tailgating is restricted to certain areas.

I don't really care about these because we tailgate at my mom's since she lives within walking distance of the stadium. Most of the fans are used to the rules and don't give anybody any problems anymore.

But on Friday I saw a sign prohibiting tailgating hat I never thought I would see. I didn't think you would HAVE to make a sign like this: a sign prohibiting tailgating IN A CEMETERY! In a pre-Revolutionary war cemetery, no less. A cemetery that is actively undergoing restoration.

If you have to be told not to tailgate in a cemetery, you have some serious issues my friend.

UPDATED TO ADD: Apparently there ARE some people who need to be told. Central Michigan's backup quarterback -- and journalism major -- writes a blog at NCAA.com and wrote the following about his experiences in Athens:

“Ball game aside, the trip to Athens, Ga., was quite an experience. … The hilly campus was rife with tailgaters for over a mile along the bus route to the stadium. There was one scene so bizarre and frankly a bit frightening that offensive tackle Andrew Hartline nudged me and had me look out the window.

“Groups of people were tailgating in a cemetery. Welcome to SEC football.”


Awesome. Not.

11 comments:

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Desecration! Oh, that's just the worst.

Fannie Mae said...

Why would anyone want to...eeewwww!

calicobebop said...

Awww Yeah! I remember football season in Athens - I was stationed there at the "Navy School" for my initial training in logistics. I got in heaps of trouble. hee hee! In fact, there's a shotglass with my name on it somewhere downtown...

But seriously - a cemetery? Some people will party anywhere!

Karen said...

May the souls of the dead haunt them during the game and they not be able to enjoy it.

Geez, the nerve of some people.

Burgh Baby said...

Hey now, maybe the dead people want to party a little bit, too! OK, probably not.

People are morons.

for a different kind of girl said...

I can't even imagine thinking that would be a good idea! Some people are apparently super nervy!

Meg said...

Wow, some people are just weird! I can't imagine having a happy go lucky time in a cemetary. Not fun.

1blueshi1 said...

Good Lord. Well, what do you expect from a culture THAT TALKS ON THEIR CELL PHONES IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS. Because, just, EWWWW. There are at least five signs saying no cell phones in our bathroom at work. And usually someone planted in the chair directly beneath one of the signs, yapping away.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, that is plain WEIRD!!!!!! Interesting but creepy & weird...

Susie said...

That's some hard-core tailgating!

Colleen said...

I would never do it, but I have to admit, I did laugh.