Let the party begin
Published: Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 11:01 p.m.
If you have any interest in Gator football whatsoever, you know where you'll be at 6 p.m. Saturday: in your seat in the Swamp or parked in front of Pay Per View, anxiously awaiting the coronation of Coach Urban I.
Three hours of glorious helmet-to-helmet aggression is a fine centerpiece for your weekend, but what should you do with the other 45 hours?
One game, even a double-barrelled Wyoming beatdown, does not a weekend make.
So throw on some orange and blue; here are some pigskin-flavored events.
The live call-in show airs on the Gator Radio Network all across the Gator Nation. Call 338-7771 for information.
The event includes a visit from Albert, Alberta and the Gator cheerleaders, NCAA football on large-screen TVs, a live broadcast of WRUF's "Huddle with the Gators," food and prizes. These family-friendly events are held before each Gator home game. Admission is $10, free with Alumni Association Membership card. Call 338-7771.
Kazbor's Sports Grill, for example, will have drink specials, giveaways and special Gator-related themes at each of its three locations around Gainesville. The Gainesville Ale House, 3950 SW Archer Road, will bring in two new 62-inch high-definition flat screen TVs just in time for kickoff, along with drink and food specials.
After you've rendered your vocal chords inoperable cheering as the Gators deliver a lopsided buffalo-kickin', you've got a day to recuperate. Watch a little NFL, suck on a throat lozenge, check out some of the many wonders of Gainesville listed in this very publication.
And remember: It's only 134 hours until next week's tailgate begins.
After you've rendered your vocal chords inoperable cheering as the Gators deliver a lopsided buffalo-kickin', you've got a day to recuperate.
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