Ask any Florida fan about the name of the big game in Jacksonville, and they will say Florida-Georgia game. Ask any Georgia fan and they will respond, Georgia-Florida game.
I don’t know if the name changes based on who wins the year before or if the “Home Team” is listed first. I do know that every year the home team gets to sit on the West side of the stadium, which is deemed the best side. The East side deals with the hot sunshine for most of the game.
Another interesting tidbit, even though the home side changes inside the stadium, the parking spots do not. This means in certain years the Georgia fans park on the East side of the stadium and have to walk around to the West Side. The Florida fans park on the West side and have to walk to the East side for their seats. Do you get the picture? Lots of opposing team fans crisscrossing and walking through enemy territory.
Remember from my previous post that tickets are evenly allotted to both teams. The stadium is one half Florida, one half Georgia.
Let’s talk tailgating!
We hosted a pregame party with our Florida friends.
And included a few Georgia fans.
We arrived at the stadium ready to enjoy the day.
Adam, Rachel, James and Lizzie were on a mission.
Find Pops’ Portable Potty II.
Once again we had lots of good food, family, friends and football.
Our Gator friend, Ann always wears an orange and blue fringed top which plays to her University of Texas ties (the other UT).
And she loves “Hook ’em Horns”.
Met a trio of Georgia guys toting their own keg.
They were a little confused by my Tennessee button.
Tailgating with friends from both sides of the aisle.
Two Florida Dazzlers, famous for their wonderful dancing at the Florida games. The one on the right is my niece Hannah and her friend, Lissy.
Trish Gator Chomps which does not come naturally. Yes, this is a Gator Grater.
Once again we have 2 Florida/Texas fans doing that horn thing.
How about these lovely young ladies? I think the blue wig goes better with Gator colors.
Kathy and Aunt Vern show off their special cups, made by Mellie.
Mellie’s mom makes the best deviled eggs. Click on Carla’s Gator Eggs to see recipe.
Many Georgia friends sent me their favorite tailgating recipes. Laurie Cordell’s BBQ green beans as seen in my “Tailgating Under The Arch” has already been a hit. Click on the following link and “next” to see Nancy Jones’ Feta and Apple Spread.
What a delightful fall recipe.
Game time. Georgia waits for their team.
Florida storms the field.
Georgia responds and the crowd roars.
Another Florida-Georgia Game.
Or is it Georgia-Florida????
Let me know.
Watch for upcoming stories from my tailgating travels. I welcome your comments, recipes and any inside information on your favorite tailgating spots.
Come celebrate with me. I’ll save you a seat at the table.