I'm bummed because my nephew graduated last year. He had an apartment two blocks from the stadium on Paul Bryant Dr. Always went down on Friday night and stayed at his place, walked to the tailgates and game, stumbled back and the drove home on Sunday. No hassles.
Everyone wishes they were Crimson and White!
So much parking has been taken away over the last few years, it is forcing everyone to park together. This makes traffic worse than it has ever been. We always used to park on Jack Warner along the river and walk up to the stadium. When we left we would just run Jack Warner to Helen Keller to University to get out of town. This year they have taken away Jack Warner and forced many many people to park elsewhere.
I've been to more than a handful of games and it's never taken me 3 hours just to get out of Tuscaloosa. Heck, it's probably never taken me much more than 3 hours to get back to a hotel in Birmingham - which is usually what we do for later games. And I don't leave early. I stay until the clock hits zero and, if it's a win, until the last Rammer Jammer cheer.
Did that this season, in fact, for the Mississippi State game. We stayed in a hotel near Homewood. After Rammer Jammer finished I looked at my watch, we picked up our stuff, and headed out of the stadium and towards the car. Once we got to the car my wife asked me how long I thought it would take to get to the hotel and I told her that it would be a couple of hours or so, depending upon traffic. When we got to the hotel I looked at my watch and noticed that it was exactly 2 1/2 hours from when I had looked at my watch as we were leaving our seats.
Btw, I use the free parking deck (when I get there early enough to get a spot) downtown, ride the shuttle in before the game, walk back to the car after the game, and then hit 359 to 59/20 towards Birmingham.
I have yet to figure out why common sense and common courtesy are called common.
Tradition is always under construction.
- Nick Saban
This is why I use my submarine. River traffic ain't nothing.
Let me get this straight. Traffic stinks so you don't want to go cheer on the team. Hmmm.
Greg McElroy played 3 games with broken ribs.
Eddie Lacy has played the last 10 games still suffering from a turf toe.
Mark Barron tore his pectoral muscle and sat out two plays before he came back in.
Brandon Deaderick played 10 days after being SHOT. By a gun.
Yeah, I think you're right... they don't need our support... we should avoid the games since traffic is so darn tough.
I am a part of The Process.
Just leave when the the students leave, problem solved!
In all seriousness, if this weeks game is worthless to you please give me your tickets. I have a 5 year old daughter who would love to see a game live. I ain't about to pay you for them though because, as you said, they are worthless. Thank you good sir!
"There's lots of Tigers and Bears, but there's only one Crimson Tide." -Mal Moore
"It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference." - Paul (Bear) Bryant
"Arguing with a fool proves there are two." - Doris M. Smith
I have no complaints with the traffic, I have found my most successful way out of Tuscaloosa. The only complaint I have had this year is with the start time of the Ole Miss game. I live in south Georgia so my body clock is an hour ahead of you guys. Couple that with having to drive to Prattville for a room at 2:00am and you have yourself a very tired weekend and kind of spent on Monday, but I recovered. However, I don't think I will make it to another game scheduled that late. Games on this side of the Mississippi River should start before 8pm.