Wednesday, June 21, 2006

NMSU v. UNM or Homecoming?

Hey all. Eve and I have been discussing NMSU Homecoming more frequently lately, as the game is only like four months away. I think we can all agree that tailgating (the main event of said yearly game) has been less than adequate for the past two years. Eve has a theory that this is partially due to the fact that most kids have been up boozing it all night long, building a float, and sleep after the parade, only to re-emerge for the evening's festivities at a local bar, usually the Brew.

ANYWAYS, what has been cool for the past several years, whether it's in Albuquerque (TAFKAS) or Las Cruces, is the NMSU/UNM game. No matter where the game is played, you can be sure there will be a substantial amount of fans from both teams, which equals a full stadium - something that has become quite rare in Aggieland. This year, the game just happens to be in our beloved LC.

Eve and I would like to posit that our circle of wonderful friends attend the NMSU/UNM game as opposed to (or in addition to) Homecoming ths year. I, personally, am all about it since I am usually too pissed off and hungover to go to the parade (which is the only real feature of Homecoming when you're still too young to appreciate the brunches and provost speeches, etc.). I'd love to tailgate like the olden days, where the university police couldn't even drive around in the giant dirt lot because there were so many drunk people, and really couldn't bust anyone for underage drinking because, well, would catching one out of hundreds really do any good?

In addition to tailgating sucking, I think a lot of the people we like to hang out with will be at a certain Zeta sister and Delta Chi's wedding (on my birthday), which is exactly two weeks before Homecoming. Since some of us travel, it is not incredibly convenient or affordable to go to Las Cruces one week and return two later. However, it is convenient for you to attend the NMSU/UNM game on September 9th and then come back a month later for the nuptuals.

So let us know what you think! I know if I (Wheels) had to choose between the two, I'd go for the UNM game. I'd really love to see the Aggie stadium full.

9 Comments:

Blogger Sack said...

Tailgating should be better this year. The (Dave) Jones/McAdoo Memorial Tailgate Party is scheduled for homecoming, and has been in the "planning stages" for approximately 7 years. I'd like to go to the UNM game, but Homecoming is a M*U*S*T.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What research have you done to show that tailgating is going to be more impressive this year? My conclusions are based on a valid and reliable content analysis of the past three Homecomings and NMSU/UNM games.

Dave lives in the LC. The Jones/McAdoo Memorial Tailgate could take place at any NMSU football game. Seriously.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Leslee said...

I must agree with Sack...I'll attend the UNM V. NMSU game if I can, but Homecoming is mandatory. Think of all the other old Aggies we saw there...everyone goes back to the LC for Homecoming.
Fave…you are going to Homecoming 2006. You are staying in a room that is connected with Fall 1999 and you are going to like it, no…you are going to LOVE it!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Maud said...

Sorry guys... you may boycott the HC festivities, but I've got big plans for that weekend. In fact I'm going down on Wednesday to spend time with Amy.... so I'll be there... and I'd love for you all to join me! Be there or be square!

3:36 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Well, Eve, I think the idea was good in theory, but it seems that everyone so far has a loyalty to the parade. Maybe you can get the 505 kids to go to the UNM game...

I'm going to be really sad if tailgating sucks this year like it did last year. I might even cry. GAWD, I had forgotten momentarily about my FAVORITE: The Alumni Band! I don't think I should miss the baton twirler. EVER.

And I am making no promises about where I will be sleeping. Hair dryers at 8 a.m. when I've been drinking for 10 hours with like five of sleep is so not cool. :o(

9:15 PM  
Blogger Beeds said...

okay so i am soooo out of the loop...who is getting hitched? and did we say baton twirler?!?!? Yes a must!!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Maud said...

Andee and Nick are tyin' the knot....

9:12 AM  
Blogger Beeds said...

duh kelly b....i'm such a tool!!!

8:15 PM  
Anonymous BT said...

I too vote for homecomming. Wheels, no fear the parade is competely optional....as I have never been to any of them.

10:11 AM  

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