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5th September
written by Linda Fisher

Alabama vs. Fresno State – Game Day Announcement

Roll Tide Everyone:

What a way to start the season!  A very impressive victory over 3rd ranked Florida State.  This was the 11th consecutive opening game victory for BAMA, all under Coach Saban.  When former player Antonio Langham spoke to our Chapter this summer, he predicted a close game early with Bama pulling out a win as the game wore on. He was right in his prediction.

The game was not all good news. Linebackers Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis sustained season-ending injuries that will require surgery. Let’s hope they heal and return next year. Now other players have an opportunity for playing time and further development.  Another sad report is that Assistant Coach Mike Locksley’s 25 year old son was killed Sunday night in Maryland. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bama opens at Bryant Denny Stadium Saturday, September 9 against Fresno State. Back-to-back games against FSU!  Only this one went 1-11 last year. Kick Off is 2:30.  For those who wonder about Fresno, it is known as the raisin capital of the US and is located near three national parks – Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon.


If you’re planning on watching the game in the Chicagoland area, please join us at either 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  Be aware that the Cubs play at 3:05 at Wrigley, so arrive 2 hours (if not more) prior to kick off to grab a table or it will be standing room only.

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 to check out their full menu. 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 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.

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

Hope 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.


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