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18th November
2015
written by Todd Cheatham

Roll Tide everybody!!!

It’s time for Game 11 and its back home we go for last home game.  #2 Alabama will be playing against Charleston Southern.  The game is scheduled for 3:00 PM CT on CBS.  We will be meeting this Saturday, 11/21/2015, at The Houndstooth and Another Round.

If you’re planning on watching the game in the Chicagoland area, please join us at either of our two locations. Our city bar, The Houndstooth, is located at 3369 N Clark St. Our suburban location, Another Round, is located at 5141 Main Street in Downer’s Grove. The Houndstooth’s web site is www.houndstoothsaloon.com. Another Round’s web site is www.anotherroundbarandgrill.com.

There are no reservations at The Houndstooth is based on a “first come, first serve”. The alumni association will be there to greet you. As soon as you enter, turn to your immediate right and we’ll be there to greet you as you enter. So, come on down and watch the Tide play at home against the Tigers.

Another Round will be opened and ready to great all the wonderful, local AL fans. We have a private area to the far left as you enter the bar.  I suggest arriving an hour before the game starts. Please wear your crimson and white to cheer on the Tide.

Our 2015-2016 season is coming to an end.  Don’t forget to buy your t-shirt before the season is over.  In addition, Roll Tide Chicago is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Our brand new shirt is designed to commemorate this special occasion. Stop by the membership desk and purchase yours.  Our memberships are as follows:

White level (single) – $25 and includes one shirt

Crimson level (duel) – $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

Also, in honor of our 10th anniversary, we are offering a pre-order polo design shirt. These shirts are of a higher quality and display our 10th anniversary commemorative logo, and they come in a wide variety of colors. The price for these one of a kind polo shirts is $40.

We accept cash, checks or credit cards. We have all sizes in men’s and women’s from small, medium, large, X-large and XX-large (the polo’s can be ordered in an XXXL size). Anyone of our board members can assist you. Please do not hesitate to ask.

If you need to reach us or have any questions prior to the game, please visit our web site at www.rolltidechicago.com or send us an email at rolltidechicago@gmail.com.

Matt, Laurel, Bobby and Linda will be available at The Tooth to answer any questions you may have.  Jack, Cathy, Bob, Spencer and all the fans will be there to greet you at Another Round.  Please stop by and give us a hearty “ROLL TIDE”!

Todd Cheatham

President

 

4th and Goal

By Marc Brafman

I believe it was Neil Diamond, or maybe it was the Monkey’s, but no matter who it was, count me as a “Believer” on our defense. A week after laying the boom to LSU it’s possible they played even better against a dangerous QB in Dak Prescott and the Miss. State offense. 9 sacks or 10 sacks, who can keep track? The one knock on the Smart / Saban defense over the last few years has been the pass rush but over the last couple of games it has taken care of itself. As the Tide gears towards a 2nd straight SEC title birth and maybe a shot at OSU again something does bug me a little. Is our defense this good or is the SEC just not very good anymore? I know, I know, fire and brimstone are going to fall on my head but take a look around the conference for a second. Who out there really scares other conference teams these days besides us? Florida? Their offense is worse than ours. LSU seems to have fallen back. Auburn, Ole Miss, UGA? Danny Kanell on ESPN (an admitted SEC hater) is having a field day this year, and for once, I agree. Do I think the Tide is just as good as Clemson or the two Oklahoma teams? Of course I do but this year’s SEC is down and there is no getting around that. Also, we need to count our blessings ND lost to Clemson early in the year and the Big 12 has a round robin format in league play because our loss to Ole Miss looks worse by the week.

 

A couple of more observations from Saturday: Why is Kenyon Drake on the kickoff team? If we had our normal stable of running backs I would have no problem with it, but we don’t, so I didn’t see the point in risking injury. That poor guy can’t catch a break.

 

Is it possible Derek Henry is the best running back of the Saban era? I think over the next three weeks we’ll find out the answer is yes.

 

If you were a high level recruit and wanted to be on TV why would you not come to Alabama? The Iron Bowl will be the 5th time this year Bama is on CBS and the following week they will be on again for the SEC championship. I sure hope all those great recruits from Ole Miss, UGA, LSU, etc. enjoy being on ESPN at 7:00 PM

 

While Bama, Clemson and the Big 12 schools worry about winning National Titles, OSU worries about the police blotter and this important law suit: ohio-state-sues-horseshoe-casino/75915358/.

 

While Bama is off playing “little sister of the poor” this week, what a great weekend of college football coming up: Oklahoma St. – Baylor, Okl – TCU, Michigan State – OSU, Ole Miss – LSU (Pull for LSU in this one guys. If they win, we win the West) and even ND – Boston College. Whoever said the playoff was a bad idea needs to watch this weekend and see how many teams fall by the way side.

 

Avery Johnson is going to turn the Tide around, but man, they have a long way to go. They got blasted by Dayton yesterday by around 400 points. Keep the faith Tide basketball fans. It’s going to be a long, LONG season.

 

One of the side effects of Drake getting hurt is at least in the Iron Bowl and at the SEC championship game we are going to be running Henry more and more. Let’s hope by the time the final four rolls around he doesn’t feel like my man Jackson Browne (or Forrest Gump): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-pkV1s0Zc

 

Who needs the Whip and the Ney-Ney when you can do the Charleston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUpAcPAipDA

 

RTR let’s pray for no more injuries!

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