All over the country families gather to give thanks for their blessings.
As our children grow up and move into the next stage of their lives, working instead of being students, I am thankful for the times we can be together. Both Lizzie and James have chosen retail careers, which means that being together at holidays doesn’t always work. As another Thanksgiving Day with turkey and all the trimmings comes to an end
and Black Friday is over and done with, the country and especially the South is tuned into Football and Rivalry Games. What could be better than an Alabama/Auburn game in the traditional Iron Bowl? Or Clemson/South Carolina game? Instate rivalries abound.
I remember watching the movie, The Blind Side, for the first time and thinking, why is Ole Miss playing Mississippi State on Thanksgiving Day instead of on Saturday? My mistake! I thought only the pros played on Thanksgiving. If you haven’t seen The Blind Side, it is a must. I love Kathy Bates lines about Dr. Bass and the bones underneath Neyland Stadium.
The Mississippi State/Ole Miss game was quite interesting. Ole Miss blocked a punt in the MSU end zone and scored to tie the game in the first half. With the game in overtime, Mississippi State on 4th and 1 goes for the touchdown instead of a field goal and wins the game.
One of my favorite paintings is “Tailgating At The Junction.” I include Lee Hall, one of MSU signature buildings, and tailgating tents set up at The Junction.
Cowbells to ring MSU to victory sit proudly on tailgating tables. Cowbells are highly coveted and handed down through generations of MSU fans.
Famous Edam Cheese made and sold by MSU store.
“Tailgating At The Junction” prints are available and make perfect Christmas gifts.
Available in 11×14 prints, $50. Other options include 20 x24 fine art giclee prints on canvas.
5×7 set of 5 cards for $20 make perfect stocking stuffers.
Click on above link to see options or email me for the card sets.
I bought the Edam cheese at The Mississippi State Store when I visited Starkville and plan on serving it at my next tailgate.
Many of the games on Saturday are for states bragging rights. Florida Gators trying to pull off an upset over instate rival FSU.
Didn’t happen. FSU looked awesome. The Gator fans stood by their team.
Duke wins big at North Carolina in Chapel Hill, winning 10 games for the first time ever.
I combined my tailgating colors to include both Gator Orange and Blue and Duke Blue.
Georgia after losing quarterback Aaron Murray to a season ending ACL injury , rallies to beat Georgia Tech in double overtime.
And the biggest game of the day, Alabama at Auburn in the Iron Bowl. For a college football fan with no skin in the game, I loved the intensity of the game. Lots of offense and scoring and Big Plays. Just a great, exciting game to watch. Still think everyone is talking about Alabama’s missed field goal and Auburn’s return for a touchdown to win the game with only 1 second on the clock. I feel pain for my Alabama friends. I feel happy for my Auburn friends.
What a day in College Football!
Prints and cards are available for all 14 SEC schools, just click on your school in orange text
(For ACC fans, I will begin painting your schools in January.)
And in California, the UCLA/USC game is for LA’s bragging rights, not just instate, but in-city. And LA is in Southern California so I can include them in the South.
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.