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Not being with a crowd beats it, hands down. 😂
Really...wow....well that goes to show you....
I watch agame at hime...plop down in my chair...mute commercials....drink a bud light...close bathroom....its great...... a football game...
I go to game.....get to seat.....100Kpeople rise as bama comes outta tunnel....
Heart beats faster at kick off.... so much to watch....replays on video boards...
An experience
 

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Man our theater here - they just built a brand new a couple of years ago - decided they were going to provide actual meal foods (chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, etc.) along with the usual theater food and it's really reasonable. Chicken nugget combo for like $7, which is about what you will pay anywhere. The popcorn and candy is still outrageous to me but at the same time you can get a huge bucket of popcorn for $20 that gives you a free refill each time you come to the theater for the entire year (as long as you bring the bucket with you each time). My wife and I decided to check out a movie when we stayed in Pensacola earlier this year and I didn't realize just how spoiled we had gotten until I went to up there and bought two cokes, two nachos and it was $20.
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Amazing how lucrative the concession business is...
The Cobb Theater in Tuscaloosa shows all the Bama football games live at the theater FREE... that’s really pretty good ( never been to game there...but sounds interesting to seeon IMAX size screen).....
Of course they are counting on selling concessions.... tub of large popcorn ( which is good popcorn)..2 large drinks....24$
2 large drinks and small popcorn ( mediocre to bad) at stadium....19$ ( or so)....
The beer concessions will really be up there...at Atlanta beer was 7$
 

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@50+yeartidefan, Interesting you've brought up a movie theatre. The worst thing about that experience is the people watching the movie. I'd rather see a matinee with as few as possible.

Watching football is the same...been there, done that, not my thing any longer. Ironically, watching football and drinking beer isn't something I do often (not unlike golf.) Now, beer and anything else? As long as there aren't many people around.

I guess the older I get the more of a curmudgeon I become. 🤷‍♂️
 

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How old are you @TerryP? I am 55 and I am still fine with crowds. My wife on the other hand, same age and avoids large gatherings like the plague.

I agree with @50+yeartidefan , going to a game is an experience. When my son was younger we used to go to most games at home. One particularly memorable game was the the 2009 LSU/Bama game when Julio took the WR screen to the house. Never heard the stadium that load before. It has become one of the stories we tell in our house. A memory shared that we would not have if I were in my living room.
 

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@mando, You have a few years on me, not many though. 1967
 

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When people (not me) pay $5 for water at a ballgame, that's highway robbery! I'm cheap so I usually do not buy anything when I attend a game but every once an awhile, I'll break down and buy a bag of peanuts for $4.
 

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When people (not me) pay $5 for water at a ballgame, that's highway robbery! I'm cheap so I usually do not buy anything when I attend a game but every once an awhile, I'll break down and buy a bag of peanuts for $4.
And bama set up free water tanks for those September games....and let u bring in empty water bottlles....and misting areas to cool off...hats off to Bama
I also bring my own snacks.....ms50+ loves the lemonade....5$ but hugh cup with ice...
 

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How old are you @TerryP? I am 55 and I am still fine with crowds. My wife on the other hand, same age and avoids large gatherings like the plague.

I agree with @50+yeartidefan , going to a game is an experience. When my son was younger we used to go to most games at home. One particularly memorable game was the the 2009 LSU/Bama game when Julio took the WR screen to the house. Never heard the stadium that load before. It has become one of the stories we tell in our house. A memory shared that we would not have if I were in my living room.
Missed only 2 home games in last 12 years... still excited about going...love going to away games....Kentucky, msu, ole ms, lsu, tn....a few others...
I remember Julio and that run.....
And ..when mt cody blocked the tn fieldgoal in 09..... I thought stadium was going to collaspe...
Or Rashads int vs lsu in ot....3 incredibly great moments
 

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@50+yeartidefan, Interesting you've brought up a movie theatre. The worst thing about that experience is the people watching the movie. I'd rather see a matinee with as few as possible.

Watching football is the same...been there, done that, not my thing any longer. Ironically, watching football and drinking beer isn't something I do often (not unlike golf.) Now, beer and anything else? As long as there aren't many people around.

I guess the older I get the more of a curmudgeon I become. 🤷‍♂️
Yep...we do the "before evening" shows...senior discount....,...save 2 dollars....lol
Well.....people dont bother me....i can deal with assholes....still..
But love those sunset evenings....onthe deck....with that 17 yearold girl i met 50 years ago...
 
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How old are you @TerryP? I am 55 and I am still fine with crowds. My wife on the other hand, same age and avoids large gatherings like the plague.

I agree with @50+yeartidefan , going to a game is an experience. When my son was younger we used to go to most games at home. One particularly memorable game was the the 2009 LSU/Bama game when Julio took the WR screen to the house. Never heard the stadium that load before. It has become one of the stories we tell in our house. A memory shared that we would not have if I were in my living room.
I'm 54 and still greatly enjoy the games, and I'm a live music junkie as well, so I don't mind mingling in crowds. If I'm not at a Bama game, though, I want to watch it alone. I remember the stadium explosions mentioned above. The first play Prothro TD in his Florida injury game was loud. There was a scoop and score against Georgia (we ended up losing, I believe) that was a seismic event. The streak-breaking game against aubrun was loud, and almost every LSU game in Tuscaloosa is crazy loud as everyone pitches in to drown out the corn dogs. I've always enjoyed the Atlanta games (openers and SECC/Playoffs) when I get to hear the extremely loud opponent's fans go from a frenzy in the first quarter, to anger/hope in the second quarter, to dejected silence in the second half - all the while Bama fans build.
 

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I'm 54 and still greatly enjoy the games, and I'm a live music junkie as well, so I don't mind mingling in crowds.
How much of this is due to it being with the boys?
 

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How much of this is due to it being with the boys?
Some of it is memorable over the years from being there with the boys, but for some time now when they get tix they take the pair. Some UT games, the SoMiss Prothro catch, others memorable with one of the boys. As they were growing up, I've worn my arm out throwing on the quad, ritually hitting Dreamland inbound and Milo's outbound; however, probably 75 percent of the games - most of the big ones - I've attended over the years have been with my best friend - fraternity brother, college roommate, hiking partner for over 2,500 miles. He's in Northport, he and his wife have businesses there - batteries and cheesecakes - so it makes a game day pretty easy.

RTR,

Tim
 

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I'm 54 and still greatly enjoy the games, and I'm a live music junkie as well, so I don't mind mingling in crowds. If I'm not at a Bama game, though, I want to watch it alone. I remember the stadium explosions mentioned above. The first play Prothro TD in his Florida injury game was loud. There was a scoop and score against Georgia (we ended up losing, I believe) that was a seismic event. The streak-breaking game against aubrun was loud, and almost every LSU game in Tuscaloosa is crazy loud as everyone pitches in to drown out the corn dogs. I've always enjoyed the Atlanta games (openers and SECC/Playoffs) when I get to hear the extremely loud opponent's fans go from a frenzy in the first quarter, to anger/hope in the second quarter, to dejected silence in the second half - all the while Bama fans build.
I was at the games I put in bold above. Also at many of the LSU games from about 2000 to 2013. Had a friend that was a tide pride member and I would pay for one of those tickets and occasionally get his other tickets when he could so I could take my son when he was little.

When I am home watching games (most games now) I have a friend that I comes over. We have been watching bama games for 30+ years.
 

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I bought season tickets on the after market for years After 2011 the prices got so high I could no longer justify it (the 2 ticket package I had been buying almost quadrupled from 2009-2011) Now I try to make at least 1 game per year in BDS but I really prefer my living room nowadays
 

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I know this was tongue in cheek but nope. Wife and I have only been married once. Going on 32 years now.
Yeah my ex hated crowds and she hated that I was a Bama football fan(took my attention away from her for those few Saturdays each year). After ten years together, we finally called it quits, we were both stubborn or it would have ended much sooner. The guy she married a few years later, another Bama fan and she somewhat got over it, as she posted pics of them in BDS on FB. This was a full decade after our divorce but that still stung. I guess she finally went to a Bama game with me...as I was in BDS that same game.
 

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