If you’re from the south, chances are Saturdays are sacred to you. October is one of the best months of the year. The weather is perfect and football is in full swing.
One of the biggest decisions you can make during the week is how you’ll spend your football filled Saturdays.
Here’s a look at four ways you can spend tomorrow’s Georgia/Tennessee matchup and the pros and cons of each.
Going To The Game This is obviously the best choice out there. If you’re in Knoxville, or you’ll be able to travel for the game, there isn’t a better way to take in Saturday’s game against Georgia.
There’s nothing quite like an all-SEC matchup in Neyland stadium. The pageantry, the tradition, the electricity. This game will have it all and if you’re one of the 102,455 that get to be a part of it — you know how special it is.
You can’t quite get the true feeling of an SEC game in Knoxville, unless you’ve been there in person.
Pros: Tailgating, incredible atmosphere, comradery with the fellow fans, pr-game festivities, Vol Navy
Cons: Long bathroom lines, lack of a good view (depending on seats), traffic after the game, expensive food
The Sports Bar experience If you’re looking for comradery, this is as close as you can get without going to the game.
Checking out a Vols game at a sports bar is a ritual for many folks. Especially those that don’t live close enough to make the trip to the mecca that is Neyland Stadium.
It’s a pretty special thing when your team pulls off a stunning victory and you’re hugging and high-fiving people you don’t even know.
Pros: Comradery, not having to get up for food and drink, All you can eat wings!, Large TVs
Cons: Not being able to hear the game, the risk of that “annoying guy at the bar”, finding a way home (Don’t drink and drive folks!). Possibly an expensive expensive tab.
Watching the game at home with friends Watch parties, as some call them, are kind of like going to a sports bar, without the $3 beers and expensive wings.
Getting a group of fellow fans together, that you know, can be one of the most fun ways to watch a game. It’s fun to debate while the game is going on and it’s always good to have a familiar shoulder to cry on if your team loses.
Pros: Comradery, not having to drive home, free food, no bathroom lines, DVR.
Cons: Can be hard to focus on game, friends eating you out of house and home, being stuck inside (instead of at Neyland enjoying the game!)
Watching At Home By Yourself If I’m not in the press box or the stands, this is how I typically watch the game.
Sure my wife and two-year old are in and out, but for the most part I’m isolated in the man-cave, submerged in the game.
I prefer this way, so I can fully focus on the game, rewind when I want to and not have to worry about outside distractions.
Pros: Full focus on game, ability to rewind and watch plays over and over, the ability to do your “victory dance” without having to hang your head in shame.
Cons: No one to revel in big plays with, no game-day atmosphere, lack of excitement
Comment below and tell us how you’ll be spending Saturday’s game against Georgia!