This game makes me feel like a kid waiting for Christmas. When the first of October rolls around, I start talking about this game and just can’t wait for it to get here. The Bayou Classic is played on the last Saturday in November, giving me almost 2 months of anticipation. This is the don’t miss sporting event of the year, surpassing all other sports including the Super Bowl, World Series, and the Olympics (for me anyways).
Not being an alumni of either school (never even visited the State of Louisiana) or having any other ties to the teams, this game is just pure football enjoyment for me. The same teams play every year (GSU and SU) and the series is so close you can expect a great (and entertaining) game every year. The halftime show is a don’t miss event on it’s own, the Battle of the Bands!
The Important Information
What: The State Farm Bayou Classic (State Farm is the primary sponsor).
When: Saturday November 26, 2011
Who: Grambling State and Southern University
Where: Louisiana Super Dome, Televised on NBC (check your listings)
Halftime: Battle of the Bands
Grambling leads the series 19-18
Now all that is left to do (besides wait) is clear your calendar and plan the Bayou Classic Football Party!