Friday, September 7, 2018 – Snarky Friday Presents
For your Friday pre college football weekend we proudly present The Dancing Snarketts under the direction of Lula Bell Snark.
The Eyes of Texas may be upon Bevo’s Boys in Austin, but the eyes of college football will be on Kyle Field in College Station at 6:00 Saturday night. There is only one college football game of any significance and that is Clemson and Texas A&M. It is a show time for two Land Grant schools. It will be a Bo Battle as DaBO from Clemson meets JimBO from Texas A&M.
ESPN College Game is in town. Before you ask, I am not going to Game Day. Even though Kirk Herbstreit is a favorite, I am not going to be in the pit at 6:00 AM. The team will be dining on the fabulous C&J Barbeque. Great job to the Manning Family – the barbeque Mannings, not the football Mannings.
I am certain Coach Coursehead will put the Clemson mascot head on noting a win for the team. Clemson’s mascot is one of those anthropomorphic mascots. That means it is a person dressed up in a furry costume and not a real animal. Not only is that boring, the mascot’s name is Tiger. Clemson stole the tiger mascot idea from Auburn when Walter Merritt Riggs – father of Clemson football – came to the university in 1910. FYI – The Aggies have a real animal and her name is Reveille and she has a raincoat.
Until the mid-1970’s Clemson’s mascot on the sidelines was called The Country Gentleman. It was a top-hatted character with a tiger head in a purple tail coat, with a cane representing Southern hospitality. Since the description is nearly identical to the first result when you perform a Google Image search for “pimp outfit,” one can see why this mascot when away. https://www.elevenwarriors.com/college-sports/2016-fiesta-bowl/2016/12/78234/clemsons-mascot-is-as-terrifying-as-it-is-unimaginative
Dancing on down the field with the Snarketts, the big snark goes to the weather forecast. Rain? Really? Thunderstorms and lighting and raining at game time will yield the dreaded Weather Delay.
Buck up Sissy Pants. I stood in Kyle Field in 1982 when Baylor and Texas A&M played in a monsoon. Baylor whipped the Aggies and every time the Bears scored there was thunder and lightning in the end zone. Oh well, it rains on both sides of the ball.
Please note if the field is wet, The Dancing Snarketts will not perform.