Roll Tide Chicago!
Hello to everyone! Hope your enjoying your summer. I am proud to announce our upcoming summer event. It is scheduled for August, 1 (Saturday) between 1 – 4 PM CST at The Houndstooth. Our guest speaker is John Parker Wilson! That’s right, our esteem quarterback from 2005-2009 seasons.
During his freshman year, he played very little as the second quarterback to Brodie Croyle. In his sophomore year he started in all 12 games. He threw for over 200 yards in the first seven games, setting a new school record. His best game was during Arkansas (completing 80.0% of his passes for 243 yards). His strongest performance was during LSU (completing 62.9% of his passes throwing for 291 yards). In 2007, his junior year, he started 13 games. Another notable performance was his winning touchdown against Arkansas with eight seconds left in the games. And in his senior year, he led the Crimson Tide to a 12-2 season with victories against #9 Clemson Tigers, #3 Georgia Bulldogs, and #15 LSU Tigers.
The cost at the door for the event is $15 per current member and $25 for non members. If you sign up for the 2015 -2016 membership you can take advance of the $10 reduction. The annual prices for memberships are:
Single membership – $25 (includes one t-shirt)
Dual membership – $40 (includes two t-shirts)
Family membership – $60 (includes four t-shirts)
The Houndstooth will be offering the following drink specials:
$4 Shiner Drafts $5 Vodka Redbulls $5 Bombs $15 Buckets of Corona
For the event we will be using the side entrance by the back bar and not the primary entrance. Please mark your calendar. JP will be available for to meet and greet, and signed autographs. I look forward to see you there.
Roll Tide Chicago
Hello to all from T-town! I’m back home visiting family and friends, and waiting for A-day. Unfortunately, the weather forecast indicates it’ going to be rainy all week; but, I don’t think that will stop people.
Why don’t you plan on watching A-day in a comfortable and dry location with all the other Roll Tide fan. Roll Tide Chicago will be hosting a viewing party for the A-day game at the Houndstooth Saloon. We will be watching the game in “the Library” – the back bar. The game will start at 5 PM CST. Please plan on stopping by to watch Big Al, Nick Saban, the 2015 season boys and all Roll Tide Chicago fans play at the annual practice game. See ya there. Roll Tide Roll!
Alabama trivia question: What Oscar winner’s father played for The Bear when he coached at Kentucky?
Answer: Matthew McConaughey
Well, it’s on. It is the first college football playoff ever. We all have our guesses of who will win and by how much. And I’ve heard my fair share over the past couple of weeks. I can tell you personally I will be glued to the TV all day long. Here are my picks:
#1 AL will be playing against #4 OH ST this Thursday, 1/1/2015, at 7:30 PM CT. OH ST will be missing their 1st and 2nd string quarterbacks, their co-defensive coach and I believe Coach Sabin knows Urban Meyer’s playbook. I think AL will win but I’m bias. AL has beaten Urban during their last two meetings. Roll Tide!
We’re all interested in the Rose Bowl and who will be the winner, #2 Oregon or #3 FSU. I think Oregon will win. FSU has a knack of coming back in the last five minutes of the 4th quarter of the game and winning, however, Oregon has a habit of dominating and scoring tremendous amount of points. I think Oregon will be so far ahead in points that FSU will not be able to come back. Personally, I would like FSU to win so we can be given the chance to do what Auburn couldn’t.
If you’re planning on viewing the game at The Houndstooth you should arrive two hours prior to kickoff; but, keep in mind, a Blackhawk game will be on at 12 PM CT. The game will be on and there could be an over flow of people. If you’re viewing the game at Another Round you should arrive an hour prior to kickoff. Neither place takes reservations so plan accordingly.
And now it’s time for some business…
Beyond our yearly t-shirts, we have new buttons, stickers and cozies available (Note: The cozies are selling fast. Make sure you purchase yours sooner than later!). The RT Chicago koozies’ are selling for $5 each. We have the “Chicago ❤’s the Tide” stickers available too. Lastly, the “Chicago ❤’s the Tide” and “Rammer Jammer” buttons are now in stock. Stop by our table next and purchase a few of these items. All purchases go to support our annual scholarship fund!
Are you a trivia fan? If yes, we are starting a SEC Trivia Challenge. Local SEC chapters will begin to meet on January 7th at 8 PM at Derby’s (1224 W Webster) to challenge each other in a battle of wits. We have already started an AL team (minimum of 8 members per team) but we could use a few more. If interested in a fun challenge and bringing home a win for AL against other SEC chapters please contact Mike Wojtychiw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt, Lisa and myself will be at The Tooth this weekend. Jack, Cathy. Kim and Rodney will be at Another Round. Please stop by and say a hearty RTR!
Hopefully, I will be sending one more email prior to Jan. 12th. Roll Tide ya!
Todd Cheatham, President