What a difference a week makes. Following a rain-drenched throttling at Texas A&M last week, the Razorbacks prevailed on the plains of Auburn on what may have been one of the last hot and sunny days of the season.
This was the reaction Tusk to Tail’s Godfather of Tailgating received around the turn of the century when his streak of consecutive games had begun to reach double digits. It was a different era, to be sure.
I was told in the offseason by someone with a reputable relationship to the Arkansas football program that all it would take is a loss for the Razorbacks to fall apart and start spiraling out of control.
Following another Razorback disappointment where we learned that Def Leppard’s one-armed drummer could throw for 300 yards against the Hog secondary and the Burl’s Kids could start on our offensive line, it seemed appropriate to focus on the tailgate.
Last April, less than two weeks after the University of Arkansas decided to terminate Razorback football coach Bobby Petrino, Talk Business added a question in a poll of Fourth District GOP voters about the decision to dismiss the coach who lied about an affair with a staffer after details of a m
At the onset of the Second World War, the British government distributed red and white posters intended to raise morale in light of potential foreign invasion. The message was simple, effective, and overwhelmingly British: “Keep Calm and Carry On.”
With David Rice missing and Dale Cullins last seen incoherently weeping amidst the rubbish on a War Memorial golf course green, I reluctantly agreed to share some thoughts and impressions on my first Razorback football game and tailgate in The Rock.
“That whole thing,” I said, “will be jammed with people; fifty thousand or so, and most of them staggering drunk. It's a fantastic scene — thousands of people fainting, crying, copulating, trampling each other and fighting with broken whiskey bottles.”
Now that we’ve gone a week with a slate full of Southeastern Conference football action, there are some things that we can say for certain. One of them is that Alabama doesn’t seem to have suffered a let down from the national championship season of a year ago.