Archive for September 27th, 2017

27th September
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 for more information.

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


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  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 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 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.


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 or send us an email at to see you there at one of our locations Saturday.


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.