Roll Tide Chicago for August 22, 2012

Roll Tide, Chicago!

UA fun fact: University of Alabama students are committed to community service: In the 2010-2011 academic year, more than 20,000 UA students completed more than 780,000 hours of community service with more than 120 community partners. Maybe RTC should be doing community service in 2013?
We are now less than two weeks away from the Crimson Tide kicking off their 2012 season in Dallas, Texas to take on our northern neighbor Michigan. We want to make sure you join Roll Tide, Chicago (new or a renewing member) the new membership form is on and will be at The Houndstooth and Another Round all season. Your 2012 RTC Membership you will get this ChicaAgo t-shirt:

If you order your membership/T-shirt on let us know if you will be picking up your T-shirt at The Houndstooth or Another Round. First option at either location to pick up your T-shirt will be Sept. 1st. If you are heading to Dallas and want to wear your Roll Tide Chicago shirt we will have them next weekend at the SEC Chicago Flag Football Tourney at Diversey Fields.

New Membership Levels

$25 White Membership – Includes 1 T-shirt
$40 Crimson Membership Includes 2 T-shirts
$60 Houndstooth Membership Includes 4 T-shirts

SEC Flag Football Tournament

2012 Chicago Area SEC Alumni Flag Football Tournament is Saturday!
Date: Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Diversey Harbor Fields. The fields are located behind the driving range, close to Diversery and the lake in Lincoln Park.
Format and Rules: 8v8 Coed – All teams will get two games guaranteed then single elimination playoffs.
After Party @ Duffy’s Tavern: $20 a person (includes a dry fit white t-shirt and two hour draft beer/food package). Walking distance from the field.

Interested in being on Alabama’s Team? Email or join our event via Facebook – Let’s bring home the championship this year!
If you are a member of Facebook Don’t Forget to join our Chicago Area University of Alabama Alumni Association group and keep an eye on the Official Website to stay up-to-date on what is going on in Chicago:

Roll Tide!


4th & Goal

Can you believe it? Football is almost here. Our long wait to defend the crown is almost over. Did anything happen this offseason? I have to admit that with my Reds in first place most of the summer football has snuck up on me. That was until the SI college football preview issue hit the newsstands with AJ on the cover. When I got home yesterday and opened the mail I was surprised to find that MICHIGAN was on the cover. I know it’s the new regional cover thing that SI does but it got me fired up for Sept. 1, who wants to look at Michigan on the cover of anything other than the program for the Holiday Bowl…
Let’s do some quick hitters end of summer addition

Do you realize that if you were a freshman at the Capstone 4 years ago you would have seen 46 wins? Read that again 46 wins just an amazing run.
Count me as someone that is happy that Penn State didn’t get the death penalty. I think what they got is far worse. I know two Penn State alumni and the stink that is on the program and the shame that they felt about what happened is far worse than if the football team went away for a couple of years.
The Honey Badger might not fear anything a drug test being #1 on the list. There is dumb, and then there is failing your 3rd or 4th drug test and getting yourself kicked off the team.

You all know how much I HATED the BCS so now I can’t wait for the 4 team playoff to start in a couple of years. I know what you are all saying Hey Marc it worked in our favor last year why change it? The answer is because college football which we all love so much will be 10 times better with the “final 4” and championship game. Plus it will give the SEC more to crow about when we win it every year.

I loved the Olympics I watched at work, I watched at home at night, I watched on the weekends. But one thing about the Olympics cracked me up every time I saw it. The fact that in every picture of Prince William and Henry and my girl the Princess Cate they had a credential with their picture on it. Now if the games were taking place here in Chicago or in Brazil I could understand them being forced to wear a credential but in London? Who doesn’t know who these two are in London? Can you imagine being the guard at the door checking tickets these two walk up and I’m sorry your highness but I need to see your credential. Made me laugh just thinking about it

Can you imagine running as fast as Usain Bolt? Or jump as high as our gymnast’s or come through in the clutch like the woman’s soccer team? Maybe we only think of these people once every 4 years but I sure enjoy watching while they are on.

One final note on the Olympics leave it to a Florida Gator (Ryan “Big Yap” Lochte) to talk the talk without really walking the walk. I guess Tebow wasn’t on his side in London in a couple of races.

This week in things I didn’t know until I was a Dad. How funny your kids are and what they pick up on once they can talk. Maya and I were sitting on the couch watching the 9th inning of the Reds/Cubs game on Saturday afternoon when I smelled something a little funky so I turned to her and said “Maya do you have a dirty diaper?” and she turned to me and with not a trace of teasing me or kidding said “No Dadda gas” That’s my girl everyone…



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