It's GREAT to be an AUBURN TIGER!!!
I really cannot even begin to describe the atmosphere or feeling of this game and do it justice, but I will try. But first, I must start from the beginning...
The company who we went with, Global Sports, had a delicious lunch set up for us (all of the families in our group) in the lobby of our hotel. After lunch, they had a van that took us all right to the front parking lot of the stadium so that we could tailgate or walk around before the game. We met up with Ralson, my sister's boyfriend, and hung out with some of his friends for a while before we made our way to the gate. The sea of orange and blue was like nothing I'd ever seen before, this was partly due the line back up caused by the tight security. Jordan-Hare stadium knows how to get their folks in pretty quickly. Anyhow, we made it in with about two hours before kick-off. We thought we'd be one of the few to get in the stadium so early, but there were a TON of people wanting to get in early as well, and I don't blame them! This stadium was really neat, and someone said that it seated roughly 70,000, so a little more intimate than Jordan-Hare. Surprisingly, we didn't run into too many Oregon fans the day of the game as Auburn fans outnumbered them at least 3:1. I had over heard someone say that Oregon gave the Fiesta bowl back 2,000 tickets because they couldn't sell them! WHAT?!?!? They are just not that into football over there I guess!
I believe in Auburn and LOVE it!