Archive for October 11th, 2017

11th October
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?


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 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  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.


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

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


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.