Archive for October 12th, 2012

12th October
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Roll Tide, Chicago!

Hope everyone had a good week off and caught up on some other college football Saturday…wow #3, #4 & #5 went down plus Auburn lost to Arkansas!  It’s time to get back to cheering for the Crimson Tide here in Chicago.  We have some big games in the next two months, so buckle in and join us at the Houndstooth or Another Round for some Crimson Tide Football.

UA fun fact: The Capstone has been UA’s nickname since former President George H. Denny used the phrase in 1913 to describe our University as the crowning achievement in public education in Alabama.

Order Long Sleeve and Children’s t-shirts

For the first time ever we are producing a limited quantity of Roll Tide Chicago long sleeve t-shirts and children’s t-shirts.  Here are details on the t-shirts:

Long sleeve Roll Tide Chicago t-shirt

Sizes available Small – 2XL

T-shirt Pricing:

Members: $30 each

Non-Members: $35 each


Children’s Roll Tide Chicago t-shirt

Sizes Available:

X-Small (Ages 2-4)

Small (Ages 4-5)

Medium (Ages 6-7)

Large (Ages 8-9)

X-Large (Ages 10-14)

Children’s t-shirt Pricing:

Members: $15 each

Non-Members: $20 each


If you are interested in ordering either the long sleeve or children’s t-shirt, or both, please email with shirt sizes, shirt count, children’s or long sleeve and your email address.  This will guarantee we have the sizes you want.  We hope to have these t-shirts by Oct. 27th – Homecoming game.

Viewing Parties

Both of our locations will be busy again Saturday afternoon for Alabama vs. Mizzou.  Kickoff is at 2:30 pm (yeah an afternoon game!), but still arrives early if you want to ensure yourself a spot at either bar.


Houndstooth Saloon
3369 N. Clark

Another Round
5141 Main St.
Downers Grove

Both Houndstooth and Another Round will have the 2012 Roll Tide Chicago membership’s forms; T-shirts are for sale before, during and after the Alabama game!

$25 White Membership – Includes 1 T-shirt

$40 Crimson Membership – Includes 2 T-shirts

$60 Houndstooth Membership – Includes 4 T-shirts

$30 for a 2012 Roll Tide Chicago T-shirt without membership

Payments will be accepted via cash, credit or check.

Roll Tide and see you Saturday at The Houndstooth or Another Round!


4th & Goal

So much for nothing important happening when Bama doesn’t play huh? What a wild night last Saturday was huh? From UGA taking it on the chin, the West Virginia going into Austin and beating the Longhorns, Florida State losing to a lousy North Carolina State team to the dreaded Fighting Irish continuing to win I can’t remember a more enjoyable night of football. And least we forget LSU, stinking up the joint in the swamp and Auburn getting embarrassed at home. My kind of football Saturday!  Now I think that Saban takes this past weekend and shoves it down the player’s throats.

As the Tide moves into the meat grinder part of their schedule I want to once again remind all of you that it is not easy to win on the road in the SEC or in college football in general. Everyone seems to think that the Tide is just going to roll through Mizzou, The Vols, Miss. State and now even LSU but I’m not so sure. Three road games out of 4 in the SEC that is a tough stretch my friends. I think the boys are up for the task but don’t be surprised if they struggle a little.

On the flip side of this can you imagine an SEC championship game between Bama and South Caorlina? The Ol’ Ball Coach vs. Saban. How amazing could that be?

I love Nick Saban he is my favorite coach or manager of any team I have ever rooted for but with this story it comes off as if he is whining:

On the flip side of the Tide our old friends from the plains that are having a bit of trouble this season. Check this stat. With Cam Newton, my good friend Gene was 14-0. Without Cam, the good news for us is that he is getting roughed up in the NFL, Chizik’s career record is: 21-33. This promoted the future gas station employee Chizik to say this after the loss to Arkansas on Saturday: I’m not usually a person who kicks a team when they are down but for some reason I find great joy in watching Auburn struggle so much this year.

Maybe it’s because I am a Dad now and I couldn’t imagine being away from my family for so long but every time I see one of these video’s I get a little misty. Hats off to South Carolina for pulling this off, Watching the Mom and Daughter gets me every time.

As of this writing my beloved Reds are winning the series vs. the Giants 2 games to 1. I have no idea if the Reds are lucky enough to make the World Series how I will be able to function during that week. I honestly can’t sit still during the games now.  I move around the couch, I take off and put on my hat, I’m just a wreck. Thankfully, I’m not that bad with the Tide but watching baseball every night for 6 months and then the post season is really taking a toll on me. The question that needs to be asked is why I care so much about a dumb team. I wish I had the answer…

Finally, in things I didn’t know until I was a Dad: While Maya isn’t potty trained yet that day is coming. We bought the potty and she likes to sit on it and acts like she is going to the bathroom. So the other night I asked Shana when the time comes for Maya to actually go to the bathroom how do we clean it out? Going #1 is easy I would imagine I just dump it into the toilet and down it goes but #2 who is going to be cleaning that out? Maya is eating our type of food and let me tell you she can drop some stinkers. I might have to video my first time cleaning that out just to show you how gross it is going to be.

Oh and since I haven’t had one of these in a while, in things that I forgot what it was like to be married to a crazy pregnant lady.   I had this funny story from yesterday. We went and got our 20 week ultrasound (which went off without a hitch, everyone is doing well) but while we were in the office they had some info on all sorts of things one of which was if your husband has to get his sperm checked. Nothing wrong with that I’m sure many men have had to go through this if you have trouble getting pregnant. But what I loved about it was that when the men were finished they had to hand their uh “sample” to the tech whose name is Conrad. For some reason that just cracked me up:  A guy goes in does his thing and walks out and hands his cup to Conrad.