Bayou Classic (37th Annual)

Saturday November 27, 2010 is the day the 37th annual Bayou Classic will be played. The Bayou Classic is a grid-iron grudge match between Grambling State University and Southern University. The series is tied at 18 wins apiece (18-18).

The first time I ever saw GSU or SU play was over 20 years ago. I believe I saw one of the teams playing on BET. Then I heard about the Bayou Classic and I’ve been hooked ever since.

In all of sports there is no game I would rather watch, this is my don’t miss game of the year. Thanks to State Farm Insurance I will be able to see the game on NBC (at 1 CST). This is the 15th year that State Farm has sponsored the game and the 20th year it will be broadcast on NBC (Thanks guys).

When I first started watching the Bayou Classic Eddie Robinson was still the coach of Grambling, if you don’t know who Eddie Robinson is, do yourself a favor and look him up. He is one of the greatest coaches in Football history. He was one of those coaches that cared about his players as people and not just as players.

What makes this game so much fun for me is the fact that I really don’t care who wins the game, I always start off rooting for GSU (because of Eddie Robinson) but I cheer for all the great plays (and there are usually many) and I end up rooting for who ever is losing, hoping they make a come back. On top of seeing a great football game, halftime features the battle of the bands, which is an event not to be missed.

This year, according to the records, SU will have it’s work cut out for them. GSU is 8-2 while SU is 2-8 but I have learned over the years that when it comes to grudge matches the records don’t mean a lot.

So if your not busy, or even if you are, take the time and treat yourself to an annual event that any sports fan will fall in love with.

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