Alabama vs. FL State Game Day Announcement


The summer has flown by again and the weather has started cooling off.  This means it’s time for football season to begin with Bama opening up in Atlanta against a very tough opponent.  Coach Saban will be facing one of his former assistant coaches, Jimbo Fisher, now head coach at Florida State.  Coach Saban has an undefeated record against assistant coaches, so let’s hope that record continues. Due to all of your great support at our official National Alumni Association watch locations, we awarded two scholarships to Chicagoland students for this fall.  Thanks everyone for your support.  Illinois is sending almost 500 students to UA this fall, which is the second most of any state excluding Alabama. The watch locations listed below are the only locations that support our scholarship funds.

We are excited to announce that we have added a third watch location in Chicago, Old Town Social.

How to get there: 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. For those of you driving, there is usually plenty of parking along W. North Avenue, but do keep in mind it is a holiday weekend. You can also visit their website at to check out their full menu.

Reservations: 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. There should be plenty of tables available so don’t stress if you forget to make a reservation. The hostess can seat you at a table upon arrival.

Don’t forget to seek out Linda Fisher, our Roll Tide Chicago Board Vice President for memberships and purchasing koozies! 

Of course, we will still be hosting watch parties at The Houndstooth, located at 3369 N Clark St. and our suburban location, Another Round, located at 5141 Main Street in Downers Grove.  The Houndstooth’s web site for further details is  Another Round’s web site is

There are no reservations at “The Tooth” and it is based on a “first come, first serve”.  Note: There is a Cubs game at Wrigley at 1:20 PM CT There will be additional “foot traffic”, so arrive 2 hours (if not more) prior to kick off to grab a table or it will be standing room only.  The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM CT Alumni will be there to greet you as soon as you enter. 

Another Round will be open also and ready to greet BAMA fans. 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.


Roll Tide Chicago 2017-2018 memberships are available at these three official watch locations.  Memberships are as follows:

  • 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

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