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Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Football Time in the Bluegrass

All three of Fort Thomas Matters' favorite football teams play football tonight. It's got to be the first time that has happened on a Thursday, but I'll take it. I'll be going to the worst team of the bunch tonight as I take in (semi-professional) football at Paul Brown Stadium.

With the Highlands game being broadcast on the Big Ten Network, I can at least DVR the Birds and my University of Kentucky Wildcats as they take on Dixie and Western Kentucky, respectively.

There is absolutely nothing better than Friday nights in Fort Thomas. Comment on your favorite Friday night traditions for football games. Tailgating? How early do you get there? Plans afterward? I have to say as a student, we were so dominant during my tenure at Highlands the Friday night tradition was more about who was hosting the party after the game. Regardless of where it was, the night usually ended at Dixie Chili with a 3-way and an alligator (gross - I know).

Saturdays in Lexington were usually more about the football. The smell around the stadium is unmistakable. It's a rare combination of BBQ, bourbon and Chanel No. 5. God, I love football season.

Here's the TV truck parked in front of Highlands. (Hat tip - Arnzen):


  1. Well, it looks like the Bluebirds game was about the only one that wasn't brutal to watch.

    The Birds are legit this year.

  2. UK looked horrible. Guy and Travathan were the only players worth watching. Crazy leg Newton, who tripped over his own feet looked lost and confused. Cats have a lot of work to do. Birds looked really good, especially Towles, he looked confident and simply better than anyone on the field. Bengals are the Bengals.

    Gators are not gross, they are a subtle sign that heaven does exist. Go Birds, Go Cats, Go Gators (Dixie gators that is!)