This is primarily a Tulane football blog, although I do occasionally comment on all matters Tulane that may or may not be any of my business. I love following Tulane Greenwave football, zing-zang Bloody Marys, hostessing cute tailgating parties, and life in New Orleans. It's fabulous. oh and I adore Mr. Hullabaloo. PS This blog is not affiliated in any way "officially" with Tulane University or Tulane Athletics. It is purely the crazy antics and obsessions of Mr. and Mrs. Hullabaloo who love them some greenwave (I say tee-ay (!) y'all).

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Brace for Impact

This was me yesterday when I saw the Charcoal Uniforms make a re-appearance:

We get it Coach Fritz!  You're trying to make us get over our stupid superstitions and show that we are in control and that change is possible.

But Aslut(Tulsa)+Homecoming+Charcoal Uniforms is just a volatile combination that is impossible to overcome.

Woullard went down.  Nico went down. Ade Aruna went down.  Special Teams muffs another punt. Dirocco misses a field goal. We throw an interception on a 2 point conversion that gets run back for a touchdown. Ay yai yai!

I'm all for turning a new leaf and dismissing our past. But there's several things about yesterday's loss that are nagging me.  The biggest one obv is the uniforms. So please, please, no more.

The second thing that makes me pause is our rush to light up the ticker tape parade that we're all good now that Dickson and Cowen are gone and CJ was dismissed.  We've trotted out the meanie greenie and celebrated and clinked champagne glasses that all is right in GreenwaveNation.  Meanwhile forgetting that this is Tulane we are talking about here and that there are some harsh realities here. Like that we actually need to recruit players that can succeed in our conference and that we actually have to play against Houston and Temple and other New Years 6 contenders.

While I think exciting developments like the Meanie Greenie Water Feature are interesting, these pronouncements remind me of the time when they made a big deal and brought out Mardi Gras floats into the Superdome at halftime in the 80's to bring a crowd to the game. I think we lost that game.

We've lost to teams in some pretty shoddy stadiums that don't boast Water Features.  Tulsa's Chapman Concrete Bleacher Corral being one of them.  I had to laugh when I read on Gotula someone posting that the new water feature going up on our scoreboard just in time for homecoming is actually a sinister plot to waterboard the remaining Tulane fans.

Like I'll be more excited about wins in recruiting battles and wins on the field with or without a lifesize meanie greenie that spits out water.  As long as someone in a powerful position reading this henceforth insists that Sodexo purvey hot chocolate at Tulane sporting events - I'm totally okay if we manage without a water feature.

Anyways, me and my gals are soldiering on.  We are making our homecoming mums and menu preparations are under way for tailgating which includes stocking up majorly on the booze.  Jello shots from Wasted Fruit and our infamous Skip & Go Naked Punch are on the menu.

So watch out!

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