Keeping Up Appearances

The AJC is reporting that ESPN is honoring the wishes of both UGA and Florida by not referring to the yearly GA/FL matchup as “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.”

Isn’t that just completely in keeping with the very southern aesthetic of keeping up appearances? Sure, we dress all pretty in our sundresses and shirts and ties for game day, but then we get so completely annihilated that we fall off the roofs of parking decks and beat each other senseless. As long as we don’t call it what it is, though, it’s as if it didn’t happen.

On a side note: The AJC decided to look for suggestions for alternate names, but my favorite suggestion showed up on the blog Every Day Should Be Saturday: The World’s Largest Outdoor Coke Orgy.

Thanks to the Georgia Sports Blog for the World’s Largest Outdoor Coke Orgy tip. . . .

5 Comments so far

  1. Lori (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

    That is so completely true. I don’t think I’ve been to a football game down here where I haven’t seen teeny sorority girls in their strapless dresses and pearls, only to puke their guts out by half-time.

  2. Mist 1 (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 10:19 pm

    So, like, where will “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” be? I totally have to be there.

    I have the cuest strapless dress to wear.

  3. Mist 1 (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 10:21 pm

    Um, “cutest.”


  4. Jam (unregistered) on October 25th, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    GQ has a bit about this in the new issue. The funniest one I thought was, “World’s Largest Reason To Live North of Virginia.” Ouch. Cold.

  5. Smoove D (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

    Puking sorostitutes are so hot!

    They ought to call it what it really is – Mark Richt’s annual cornholing.

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