Friday, September 18, 2009
Tennessee vs UCLA
Ok so I'm an Alabama fan, ROLL TIDE ROLL, and I'm married to a Tennessee fan. Yeah go figure right haha. We had the opportunity to go to a TN game at Knoxville so we took it. We left on a Friday night and arrived in Chattanooga TN around 11 o'clock that same night and stayed in a wonderful hotel that had a king size bed (hallelujah!) and had a restful night before waking up way too early the next morning to head to the stadium in Knoxville. We got to the stadium around nine that morning and the game didn't start until four that afternoon so we had a lot of time to kill. Now my husband is a TN nut so of course we had to go to all of the Vols attractions while there and trust me it was a lot. They had an awesome food court and a bookstore that had every Vols item imaginable clothing, sun glasses, anything you name, it was there! Yes even underwear lol. By the time we were through with all of that it was time for the Vol Walk which is where all the Vol fans line up on a street and the team walks down through the line and the crowd can touch them and take pics and everything and to be honest it was a blast! After that we head into the stadium and get ready for the game. The band comes out onto the field and does an awesome job of entertaining the crowd before the team comes out to deafening cheers of go Vols and of course their anthem Rocky Top! The crowd was huge and everyone there with the exception of just a few specks of blue were Vol fans. The game was totally awesome even though they lost by 4 points and the atmosphere was tinged with excitement while they tried to get in a touchdown before the time ran out on the clock. It may have been a loss but it was one of the most exciting things I have done in a while and then as my husband says there is always next week.