Archive for year 2011

Texas Knows How to Tailgate

We’ve seen the Longhorn fans tailgate like there was no tomorrow at three Rose Bowl Games in the past six years. But this was the first time we were able to experience Texas hospitality on their home turf.

This was the best tailgate we found close to the stadium and it started revving up a few hours before game time.  They had a large screen with the Alabama-Penn State game on, plenty of seating, a very good live band that played original tunes and an array of covers by Aerosmith, Cream, and ZZ Top, to name a few. It’s underwritten by several sponsors, including Cover 3, Austin’s only high-end sports bar restaurant, Scorpion Tactical rifles, State Farm, and a couple local spirits distributors. The cost was a “donation” of $10 for food/drink- no alcohol and $20 for food with alcohol.

If you brought an appetite with you, you could dig into BBQ ribs, roasted quail, roasted chicken wrapped in bacon, cole slaw, spicy mac ‘n cheese, pork ‘n beans, garlic green beans, five layer bean dip, nachos, and an assortment of cookies, brownies and cake.

Week 2 Game Pick Results

Iowa and Mississippi State threw everyone for a loop this weekend, and we barely dodged several other seemingly sure picks with Ohio State struggling against Toledo, Arizona State going into OT with Missouri, USC edging Utah on a last second blocked field goal, and Texas nipping BYU by a point in a second half comeback. More >

Week 3 Game Pick Results

Straight flush 14-6’s across the board this week. We all could’ve done better than that.

Week 3  



Winners in Red

Todd Erickson College Gridiron Gerry Ahern Yahoo College Sports Tom Dienhart Mike Huguenin
Season % (45-15) .750 (42-18) .700 (45-15) .750 (44-16) .733
This week 14-6 14-6 14-6 14-6
Pittsburgh at Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa
Mississippi at Vanderbilt Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss
Auburn at Clemson Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn
West Virginia at Maryland Maryland Maryland Maryland WVU
Penn State at Temple Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State
Kansas at Georgia Tech Ga Tech Ga Tech Ga Tech Ga Tech
Texas at UCLA Texas Texas Texas Texas
Washington at Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska
Miami (OH) at Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Miami (OH)
Virginia at No. Carolina UNC UNC UNC UNC
Tennessee at Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida
Michigan St at Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame
Arizona State at Illinois ASU ASU ASU ASU
Navy at South Carolina So. Carolina So. Carolina So. Carolina So. Carolina
Louisville at Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Utah at BYU BYU BYU BYU Utah
Ohio State at Miami Miami Miami Miami Ohio State
Stanford at Arizona Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
Oklahoma at Florida State Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oklahoma St. at Tulsa OK State OK State OK State OK State