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OBJ_AllDay : 9/7/2017 1:38 am
I have finally decided to take the plunge on a top college game for a road game this year for my birthday (on a weekend when the giants aren't playing). Looking into three options but the 11/25 date works better. Any insights on general area/pre game tailgating/experiences will be greatly appreciated.

October 28 - Florida vs Georgia
November 25 - osu vs Michigan or auburn va Alabama
SEC Florida vs Georgia  
superspynyg : 9/7/2017 5:18 am : link
Is played at a neutral site. So if u wanted to foto one of these schools that's not one. But it's nuts. My next choice would be Mich vs OSU both teams will vie for Playoff spot this year.
college football  
Hilary : 9/7/2017 5:26 am : link
Ann Arbor.Great town.
If it's me,  
Giants_ROK : 9/7/2017 5:30 am : link
I'm going to The Big House.
Ann Arbor.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/7/2017 7:28 am : link
Went there last fall & loved it.
Ann Arbor  
micky : 9/7/2017 7:50 am : link
worked sports info for OSU when in. college. Tremendous atmosphere and experience. I f never been there, I'd suggest going to a game there esp when chance vs OSU rivalry game.
Auburn vs. Alabama for me.  
Crispino : 9/7/2017 8:47 am : link
Incredible tailgating, intense rivalry, SEC football.
If it were me.....  
Guyton/Jackson : 9/7/2017 8:59 am : link
I'd man up and brace the elements for a game in Ann Arbor. Have fun - truth is you can't lose with those choices.
Ann Arbor is fun  
MookGiants : 9/7/2017 9:03 am : link
but doesn't compare to going to a big SEC game.

Weather will be much better for the other two. I would personally do Auburn vs Alabama, but I know people who have done Florida-Georgia in Jacksonville for the outdoor cocktail party, and they said it's the best tailgating they've ever experienced.

I've been to most of the big college football stadiums and Ann Arbor while a great time would not be anywhere near the top of my list. That's not a knock on the big house, it's just different down south.

LSU for a big night game is probably my favorite one so far. I went to Bama-LSU last year and it was incredible
Ann  
Jon in NYC : 9/7/2017 9:09 am : link
Arbor is probably the most overrated venue in sports.

Probably the 5th or so best environment in the big ten after OSU, PSU, Wisconsin Nebraska.
I have heard that the talent  
bigbluehoya : 9/7/2017 9:17 am : link
At the Cocktail Party is absolutely freaking insane.
I would do  
lugnut : 9/7/2017 9:41 am : link
Ann Arbor. Going to the Big House was a bucket list item for me, and I ticked it off last year (UM vs. Wisc.). Lot of fun. That said, not even I get all the love for Ann Arbor. A lot of it is pretty dumpy, but grads really love it. Hard to argue against tailgating with pretty southern girls, though.
Yeah, SEC games are awesome too.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/7/2017 9:50 am : link
I've never been to a 'Bama game so I can't really comment on the atmosphere, but I'm sure it'll be electric.
OSU vs Michigan for me, for sure  
PatersonPlank : 9/7/2017 10:21 am : link
Especially after what happened last year
Draw backs to all of them  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 9/7/2017 10:23 am : link
Florida/Georgia is in a pro stadium, so you won't get the full effect, but probably a good game.

Michigan/OSU. I have been told that the Big House is not a great environment (Meaning the fans are not as loud or crazy as lets say an SEC crowd) This will probably be the best game to watch though.

Bama/Auburn will give a great atmosphere, but its almost certain that Bama runs away with this game as they have the past few years.
WOW  
OBJ_AllDay : 9/7/2017 11:15 am : link
Surprised with the decent amount of comments saying the Big House is nothing to write home about. Good to know. I guess I will have to go with Bama Auburn or Florida Georgia (going to be harder for me to make that one but might have to if its as sick as people are saying).

Any other highly touted games? Maybe I will just commit to one and find a bar for a Giants game on a Sunday wherever the location may be.

I was looking into Florida State vs Clemson until the injury the other night. Now I have no interest in watching that game.
LSU night games are absolutely electric  
Greg from LI : 9/7/2017 12:14 pm : link
I've never experienced anything else quite like it.
RE: LSU night games are absolutely electric  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 9/7/2017 12:18 pm : link
In comment 13587207 Greg from LI said:
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I've never experienced anything else quite like it.


I've gone to one there at night and it was an awesome environment. Tailgates for miles and great fans that loved LSU.
Not even sure how this is a question  
B in ALB : 9/7/2017 12:18 pm : link
Nothing beats a big time SEC game. Add in the fact that it's the Iron Bowl and one of the biggest rivalries in all of sport, and the choice is easy, imo.
I'm going to the Syracuse/LSU game  
B in ALB : 9/7/2017 12:20 pm : link
in BR in two weeks. But I fear it's at 2p. Got great seats in the lower bowl through a business contact. Trying to finagle some sideline passes through the SU AD.
RE: Not even sure how this is a question  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 9/7/2017 12:20 pm : link
In comment 13587217 B in ALB said:
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Nothing beats a big time SEC game. Add in the fact that it's the Iron Bowl and one of the biggest rivalries in all of sport, and the choice is easy, imo.


Not when you know Auburn is going to get blown out again.
RE: RE: Not even sure how this is a question  
B in ALB : 9/7/2017 12:24 pm : link
In comment 13587220 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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In comment 13587217 B in ALB said:


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Nothing beats a big time SEC game. Add in the fact that it's the Iron Bowl and one of the biggest rivalries in all of sport, and the choice is easy, imo.



Not when you know Auburn is going to get blown out again.


Wrong. The IB has a hell of a lot more to offer than just the game. Easy choice.
Although  
B in ALB : 9/7/2017 12:25 pm : link
the OSU/UM game is an excellent option as well. Looking back on it, you can't go wrong with either one.
Plus Alabama and Auburn fans legitimately hate each other  
Greg from LI : 9/7/2017 12:26 pm : link
It's not really a good-natured kind of rivalry. I lived in or near Alabama for years - those people aren't kidding around. It's intense.

I mean, a Bama fan went to prison for poisoning those Auburn trees. Seriously.
The Alabama/Auburn people-watching  
B in ALB : 9/7/2017 12:29 pm : link
alone is worth the price of admission. People come out of their holes just for this game. It's a spectacle.
RE: Plus Alabama and Auburn fans legitimately hate each other  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 9/7/2017 12:31 pm : link
In comment 13587227 Greg from LI said:
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It's not really a good-natured kind of rivalry. I lived in or near Alabama for years - those people aren't kidding around. It's intense.

I mean, a Bama fan went to prison for poisoning those Auburn trees. Seriously.


I also think he named his two kids Bear & Bryant.
RE: WOW  
MookGiants : 9/7/2017 12:41 pm : link
In comment 13587123 OBJ_AllDay said:
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Surprised with the decent amount of comments saying the Big House is nothing to write home about. Good to know. I guess I will have to go with Bama Auburn or Florida Georgia (going to be harder for me to make that one but might have to if its as sick as people are saying).

Any other highly touted games? Maybe I will just commit to one and find a bar for a Giants game on a Sunday wherever the location may be.

I was looking into Florida State vs Clemson until the injury the other night. Now I have no interest in watching that game.


I hate Michigan, but I would not say it's nothing to write home about. I'm simply saying it doesn't compare to the atmospheres in the south.

Clemson is also a lot of fun. Not quite as good as LSU or Knoxville, but close
Ann Arbor  
Metnut : 9/7/2017 12:44 pm : link
is a nice city but the gameday atmosphere at the Big House doesn't compare to a big SEC game. Go to Bama/Auburn.
You should be Callin Baton Rouge  
PaulBlakeTSU : 9/7/2017 1:43 pm : link
there's nothing like Death Valley on a Saturday night to watch LSU.

I have also heard that the Grove is an amazing atmosphere as well (Ole Miss).
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