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20th September
2017
written by Linda Fisher

ROLL TIDE EVERYONE!

It was great to have excellent attendance last Saturday at our three watch locations. Your support makes it possible to continue to provide scholarships to Chicago and Illinois students.  Be sure to check out our tables for memberships and BAMA merchandise.  Remember that all BAMA fans are welcome as members of Roll Tide Chicago.  All of the proceeds collected at our watch parties go towards the Chapter’s scholarship fund to help send Chicago students to the University of Alabama!

BAMA faces their first SEC opponent this week against Vanderbilt starting at 2:30 PM.  Vandy is off to an excellent start this season.  This is the first of 7 consecutive SEC games. An AL.com writer indicated that this may possibly be Bama’s toughest opponent of these next 7 games.  Who would have thought that a month ago?

WATCH LOCATIONS

If you’re planning on watching the game in the Chicagoland area, please join us at any of our three locations which are the only locations that support our scholarship funds.

The Houndstooth is located at 3369 N Clark St. The Houndstooth’s web site for further details is www.houndstoothsaloon.comThe Cubs’ game is in Milwaukee starting at 12:05 PM.  Be sure to arrive early to ensure getting a table. The Tooth is easily accessible via the cta red line.

Old Town Social is located at 455 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610 and is easily accessible via the cta brown line or red line. Their website is www.oldtownsocial.com to check out their full menu. You can reserve a table or a booth in advance if you’d like. The booths are for parties with at least 5 or more people that seat 6-8 people comfortably with your own booth television and sound.
In the suburbs, Another Round, is located at 5141 Main Street in Downers Grove. Another Round’s web site is www.anotherroundbarandgrill.com. We have a private area to the far left as you enter the bar. One area can be reserved with room for 8-10. Contact Jack at 630-200-0319 for info.

Both Old Town Social and Another Round are open to guests under 21.

MEMBERSHIPS

Roll Tide Chicago 2017-18 memberships are available at these three official watch locations.  Memberships are as follows:

White level (single) – $25 and includes one shirt

Crimson level (dual) – $40 and includes two shirts

Houndstooth level (family) – $60 and includes four shirts

Single shirt purchase (non member) – $30 each

Additional shirt purchase (member) – $20

If you need to reach us or have any questions prior to the game, please visit our web site at www.rolltidechicago.com or send us an email at rolltidechicago@gamil.com. Hope to see you there at one of our three locations Saturday.

ROLL TIDE! 

Jack Ayers, President, Rolltidechicago
Linda Fisher,
Vice President, Rolltidechicago

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5th September
2017
written by Linda Fisher

Alabama vs. Fresno State – Game Day Announcement

Roll Tide Everyone:

What a way to start the season!  A very impressive victory over 3rd ranked Florida State.  This was the 11th consecutive opening game victory for BAMA, all under Coach Saban.  When former player Antonio Langham spoke to our Chapter this summer, he predicted a close game early with Bama pulling out a win as the game wore on. He was right in his prediction.

The game was not all good news. Linebackers Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis sustained season-ending injuries that will require surgery. Let’s hope they heal and return next year. Now other players have an opportunity for playing time and further development.  Another sad report is that Assistant Coach Mike Locksley’s 25 year old son was killed Sunday night in Maryland. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bama opens at Bryant Denny Stadium Saturday, September 9 against Fresno State. Back-to-back games against FSU!  Only this one went 1-11 last year. Kick Off is 2:30.  For those who wonder about Fresno, it is known as the raisin capital of the US and is located near three national parks – Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon.

WATCH LOCATIONS

If you’re planning on watching the game in the Chicagoland area, please join us at either of our three locations which are the only locations that support our scholarship funds.

The Houndstooth is located at 3369 N Clark St. The Houndstooth’s web site for further details is www.houndstoothsaloon.com.  Be aware that the Cubs play at 3:05 at Wrigley, so arrive 2 hours (if not more) prior to kick off to grab a table or it will be standing room only.

Old Town Social is located at  455 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610 and is easily accessible via the cta brown line or red line. Their website is www.oldtownsocial.com to check out their full menu. You can reserve a table or a booth in advance if you’d like. The booths are for parties with at least 5 or more people that seat 6-8 people comfortably with your own booth television and sound.
In the suburbs, Another Round, is located at 5141 Main Street in Downers Grove. Another Round’s web site is www.anotherroundbarandgrill.com. We have a private area to the far left as you enter the bar. One area can be reserved with room for 8-10. Contact Jack at 630-200-0319 for info.

Both Old Town Social and Another Round are open to guests under 21.

If you plan to attend the game in Tuscaloosa, please remember the bag policy for Bryant Denny Stadium. Details are provided at the end of this.

MEMBERSHIPS

Roll Tide Chicago 2017-18 memberships are available at these three official watch locations.  Memberships are as follows:

White level (single) – $25 and includes one shirt

Crimson level (dual) – $40 and includes two shirts

Houndstooth level (family) – $60 and includes four shirts

Single shirt purchase (non member) – $30 each

Additional shirt purchase (member) – $20

If you need to reach us or have any questions prior to the game, please visit our web site at www.rolltidechicago.com or send us an email at rolltidechicago@gamil.com.

Hope to see you there at one of our locations Saturday.

ROLL TIDE

Jack Ayers, President, Rolltidechicago

Linda Fisher, Vice President, Rolltidechicago

 

Bag Policy for Bryant-Denny Stadium

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, the following: all purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch purse (4½” x 6½”), coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases (binoculars may be worn around the neck), diaper bags and seat cushions with pockets zippers or compartments.

To be approved for entry into the stadium, bags or purses must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC, and cannot exceed 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches in size. Small, one-compartment, clutch purses that do not exceed 4½ inches by 6½ inches (with or without a handle or strap) also will be permitted. All bags will be subject to inspection at the gate and may be subject to additional inspection inside the stadium.

An exception will be made for medical necessary items after proper inspection at specified stadium gates. All ticketed guests (except North/South Zone, North/South Field Suite, & students) needing medical bag exceptions must enter through Gate 8 or Gate 44. If you have a medical bag exception and have a North Zone/North Field Suite ticket, you must enter at Gate 3. If you have a medical bag exception and have a South Zone/South Field Suite, or student ticket, you must enter at Gate 27.

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1st September
2017
written by Linda Fisher

ROLL TIDE EVERYONE!

The summer has flown by again and the weather has started cooling off.  This means it’s time for football season to begin with Bama opening up in Atlanta against a very tough opponent.  Coach Saban will be facing one of his former assistant coaches, Jimbo Fisher, now head coach at Florida State.  Coach Saban has an undefeated record against assistant coaches, so let’s hope that record continues. Due to all of your great support at our official National Alumni Association watch locations, we awarded two scholarships to Chicagoland students for this fall.  Thanks everyone for your support.  Illinois is sending almost 500 students to UA this fall, which is the second most of any state excluding Alabama. The watch locations listed below are the only locations that support our scholarship funds.

WATCH LOCATIONS 
We are excited to announce that we have added a third watch location in Chicago, Old Town Social.

How to get there: Old Town Social is located at  455 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610 and is easily accessible via the cta brown line or red line. For those of you driving, there is usually plenty of parking along W. North Avenue, but do keep in mind it is a holiday weekend. You can also visit their website at www.oldtownsocial.com to check out their full menu.

Reservations: You can reserve a table or a booth in advance if you’d like. The booths are for parties with at least 5 or more people that seat 6-8 people comfortably with your own booth television and sound. There should be plenty of tables available so don’t stress if you forget to make a reservation. The hostess can seat you at a table upon arrival.

Don’t forget to seek out Linda Fisher, our Roll Tide Chicago Board Vice President for memberships and purchasing koozies! 


Of course, we will still be hosting watch parties at The Houndstooth, located at 3369 N Clark St. and our suburban location, Another Round, located at 5141 Main Street in Downers Grove.  The Houndstooth’s web site for further details is
www.houndstoothsaloon.com.  Another Round’s web site is www.anotherroundbarandgrill.com.

There are no reservations at “The Tooth” and it is based on a “first come, first serve”.  Note: There is a Cubs game at Wrigley at 1:20 PM CT There will be additional “foot traffic”, so arrive 2 hours (if not more) prior to kick off to grab a table or it will be standing room only.  The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM CT Alumni will be there to greet you as soon as you enter. 

Another Round will be open also and ready to greet BAMA fans. We have a private area to the far left as you enter the bar. One area can be reserved with room for 8-10. Contact Jack at 630-200-0319 for info.

MEMBERSHIPS

Roll Tide Chicago 2017-2018 memberships are available at these three official watch locations.  Memberships are as follows:

  • Crimson level (dual) – $40 and includes two shirts

  • Houndstooth level (family) – $60 and includes four shirts

  • Single shirt purchase (non member) – $30 each

Additional shirt purchase (member) – $20

If you need to reach us or have any questions prior to the game, please visit our web site at www.rolltidechicago.com or send us an email at rolltidechicago@gamil.com. Hope to see you there at one of our locations Saturday.

ROLL TIDE

Jack Ayers, President, Rolltidechicago

Linda Fisher, Vice President, Rolltidechicago

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