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11th October
2017
written by Linda Fisher

Roll Tide Everyone!

It’s Sweet Home Capstone homecoming week.  Bama will meet Arkansas this Saturday at 6:15 PM.  For those of you planning to travel to Tuscaloosa, the pep rally and bonfire are at 7 PM Friday and the homecoming parade starts at 1 PM Saturday.  For those of you who aren’t traveling to Tuscaloosa please join us at one of our three official watch locations.

*TIDE TRIVIA:  Bama pep rallies take place on the steps of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. What distinction did she receive in Washington, D.C. as a young woman?

WATCH LOCATIONS

I do want to clarify information about our watch location in Downers Grove.  The watch location at Another Round has NOT moved to another location.  The Chicago Chapter Alumni Association watch location is still Another Round, which is the only official suburban location which raises funds for our scholarship fund.  This support makes it possible to continue to provide scholarships to Chicago and Illinois students.  If you live in the suburbs please join us at Another Round.  We had a great and supportive crowd there last Saturday.  Be sure to check out our tables for memberships and BAMA merchandise at all 3 of our 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 may play Saturday, time still to be determined.  Be sure to arrive early to ensure getting a table.

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. 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.  Our watch area will be in the same room as usual.  Due to the Cubs and Blackhawks playing, the room may also be opened to these fans.  Be sure and arrive early to ensure you get a table.

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@gmail.com.

*Trivia Answer: She was one of two women on the platform during the ceremony when the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was being laid.

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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4th October
2017
written by Linda Fisher

Roll Tide Everyone!

I hope everyone enjoyed the Ole Miss game.  It looks like the team is really coming together.  Next on the schedule is Texas A&M, who has been playing well recently.  Game time is 6:15 Saturday.

*TRIVIA QUESTION

Who was Coach Bear Bryant’s only Heisman Trophy winner?

WATCH LOCATIONS

I do want to clarify information about our watch location in Downers Grove.  The watch location at Another Round has NOT moved to another location.  The Chicago Chapter Alumni Association watch location is still Another Round, which is the only official suburban location which raises funds for our scholarship fund.  This support makes it possible to continue to provide scholarships to Chicago and Illinois students.  If you live in the suburbs please join us at Another Round.  We had a great and supportive crowd there last Saturday.  Be sure to check out our tables for memberships and BAMA merchandise at all 3 of our 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 will play Saturday, time still to be announced.  Be sure to arrive early to ensure getting a table.

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. 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.

*TRIVIA ANSWER:  John David Crow at Texas A&M in 1957, the year before Coach Bryant returned to coach Alabama.

ROLL TIDE

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

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27th September
2017
written by Linda Fisher

Roll Tide Everyone!

BAMA opened SEC last Saturday with an impressive win against Vanderbilt.  I can’t remember ever watching a game where one team completely dominated the whole game. We got to see six running backs get playing time (Damien Harris, Scarbrough, Jacobs, Najee Harris, Robinson, and Clark, who is listed as a tight end). Quality SEC playing time for these young players was awesome to see.

Of course, Roll Tide Chicago is more than football. We have met our goal of having two endowed scholarships. One is for a Chicagoland freshman and the second includes all of Illinois, but also went to a Chicagoland freshman this year. The National Alumni Association reported that 226 freshman scholarships were given to students from out of state in 2016 and the NAA awarded more than $4.8 million in assistance to 2,600 students last year. This is why your membership in RTC, whether alumni, fan, or family is vital. The proceeds from dues, merchandise sales, squares/raffles, etc. go to our scholarship fund.  If you would like to find out about helping endow a third scholarship, contact Jack at 630-200-0319 orjack_ayers@hotmail.com for more information.

Please visit our tables to get your membership and BAMA merchandise.

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 iswww.houndstoothsaloon.com.  Be aware that the Cubs play at 3:05 at Wrigley.  Game should be over well before kickoff.  Arrive early to ensure getting a table.

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. 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 with 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 10-15. 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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