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Louisville Ark. St Experience!

Sorry this is a little late but here is my game experience from Arkansas State. 

The drive from Louisville to Jonesboro, AR is about 6 and a half hours and we left after a miserable first half of the ST. X Trinity game.  We drove through most of the night and passed through many towns with confederate flags, and my favorite town, "Goobertown."  Saturday morning when we arrive it is a windy day, not good for tailgating as footballs being thrown an canopys sail away from tailgates.  Arkansas State had many dedicated fans out there seven hours before kickoff.  We got in the parking lot 4 hours before kick and listened to the end of the Ole Miss UK game to the delight of many Cards fans around us.  There was a great group from the West End who brought their grills and a festive Louisville taste to the game.  On rough estimate I would say there were about a thousand Cards fans in Jonesboro. 

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So we get in the stadium when the gates open with our $15 gneral admission tickets and sit at the 50 yd line 5 rows up behind the UofL bench.  We are smack dab in the middle of a redneck ASU section.  When Powell catches the touchdown to put the Cards up 31-7 in the 2nd quarter, my friend and I pull out the UofL banner much to the displeasure of the ASU fans and people start hurling rocks at us.  Yes, I said rocks, these people were just as bad as UK fans from the hills of Eastern KY.  So when the Cards pulled itout, after a few nervous moments late, we were very pleased and jammed to Fight UofL! in the car on the way to Memphis.  When in Memphis there were a few scary momments since it was midnight and the gangsters were out.  We enjoyed a victory meal at Hooters on Beale Street where several Cards fans were, and drove back Sunday morning.  All and all it was a fun trip, but we need to not schedule Sun Belt road games from now on. 

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