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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The wait is over. College football is HERE!!

It seems like its been forever since I talked about football, but the wait of o-v-e-r!! Starting this Thursday, college football is in full gear. My Aggies are playing La Tech in Shreveport (if Isaac cooperates), and this maroon-bleeding Texas girl is beyond excited.

I'm excited about football, but I'm even more excited about our move to the SEC. I know there's a ton of you who are SEC-alumni (or current students), and I wanted to just say hey! And say, can't wait to play you!

(read that in a more aggressive tone, maybe take out the exclamation point...)

This year, Florida, Arkansas, LSU and Missouri are all coming to College Station, TX, and for 3 of 4 of those schools, it'll be the first time in a while. So I figured I could you a little sneak peak into my beloved town of Aggieland.

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Campus Landmarks
It honestly took me a while to really see how pretty our campus was. But once I started discovering its beauty, I kept finding it every where. Big Oak trees, endless blue skies. The recently renovated MSC is a definitely place to visit when on campus, and my personal favorite is the clock tower. It always reminds me I'm 1 minute late for work.






Downtown Bryan
Downtown Bryan is probably my favorite place to hang out in the area. There's awesome German food at the Brauhaus. Downtown Uncorked is right next door to The Village. Coffee and wine. Awesome for the whole family. And Casa Rod's El Mobley. Rice topped with fajita meat, queso and avocado slices. Maybe the best thing ever.




Pre-game
Blue Baker opens at 7 am and closes at 10 pm. It doesn't matter if it's a day game, afternoon game, or night game - make it a point to go. Below is the Roasted Red Pepper and Smoked Gouda soup with a Caprese sandwich. (And that's not even my favorite thing on the menu!) The chocolate croissant is my favorite item on the menu. Followed closely by the chicken salad.





Post-game
After the game, Northgate is the college place to party. Grab a beer and burger at the Dixie Chicken. Or, if you have a family, head down the road just a bit to Chicken Oil Company. I personally like Yesterday's for pool, but beware of the smoke there.




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I like it here. Can you tell? So proud to call this crazy little town home.

Stay tuned all week. I've decided to dedicate the next few days to the kick off of the college football season. Who's your team?

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6 comments:

  1. I love this post! My college team is WSU, Washington state university, we just got a new coach so we are hopeful to win at least a few games! Ha

    Can't wait for football season!!

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  2. I'm an Arkansas student, but I was born and raised an Aggie, so I have a special place for A&M in my heart. I've been to the Arkansas v. A&M games for the past three years, but I'm SO excited to go to College Station this year! Hubs will be going down there for the first time, so you know my dad (class of 62!) and I are going to have to show him EVERYTHING haha

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  3. I LOVE IT!!! I may have to steal your idea for this post and do something similar on TCU's home opener (hope that's okay, I'll totally credit you with the idea!) I definitely already miss Texas and it's insane obsession with all things football when fall rolls around!

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  4. Yay for college football season, even though Syracuse isn't so good. I'm glad you're pumped up and have such fun things to look forward to!

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  5. My team will be saying "Hi" to your team this year. The grand state of Arkansas :)

    WooPigSooie!

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