The best college football towns?

T he AP provides some opinions about the best college football towns. You can read the entire story below, but here are some towns of interest and what the AP had to say about them. So what do you think about the list? What town

1) ATHENS, GA. The residents might not be in the best of moods these days, with their beloved Georgia Bulldogs slumping, but Athens is still the coolest town in the Southeastern Conference. Famous for its music scene, R.E.M. and the B-52s have Athens roots, Athens is bicyclist-friendly and home to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

From the panel: “Catch a quirky live band and then grab a drink at a place that’s changed names three times since the last time you were there.” Travis Haney, The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier.

7) GAINESVILLE, FLA. The birth place of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Gainesville does Southern/Country Rock as well as any place in the country. And it’s almost always cutoff jean shorts weather in Gator country.

9) OXFORD, MISS. Home of the Ole Miss Rebels, the Courthouse Square, and William Faulkner.

From the panel: “The Grove is Just Outstanding. So outstanding that it makes the entire trip worthwhile without going anywhere else.” — De Armond.

And last one before the entire story is not an SEC school but it is an interesting choice.

11) CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. The home of founding fathers Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Jefferson also founded the University of Virginia and was heavily involved in its design. His plantation manor, Monticello, is a few miles from where the Cavaliers play. (See all 12 selections below.)

12 Responses to “The best college football towns?” Subscribe

  1. CT October 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    Shouldn’t good football be a requirement for a good football town?

  2. tsmonk October 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    No mention of Austin? Criminal.

  3. Bama Fan in NYC October 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    T-Town is definitely not the best college football town in America, but it’s definitely better than ten of the towns mentioned on that list – and surely belongs in the top 5.

  4. BPI October 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    Tuscaloosa is ons big government housing project. Yeah, I can see why it isn’t on the list.

  5. BamaBrando October 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    BP likes the smell of cowsh!t in the morning, the smell of bullsh!t during football season, and the smell of chickensh!t around the end of November. Wergle.

  6. Crimsonite October 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    Jesus Christ we can’t have 5 minutes peace without a phucking Barner stinking up the place! Tuscaloosa is a great game day town but entertainment town it aint. But any list that doesn’t include in the top 10 Austin, Baton Rouge, Happy Valley, Pa and Columbus, Oh, is a bullshite list that has dick for value. RTR!

  7. Crimsonite October 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    Where in phuck did my 2 posts go? They were on here after I posted them because I always check.

  8. Crimsonite October 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Man this phucking browser is a trip. One post just magically showed up again, but the other one is still missing. Anybody else have this probblem? I only have it with Capstone Report. I think It may be a virus caused by the Barner infestation. Cappy, don’t you have spam protection on here? Bwaa Haww Haww! RTR!

  9. DAMAGE INC. October 9, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    As much as I hope they punk Auburn today — I have to say Lexington is one of the greatest college towns I’ve ever been to. Great scenery, bars and atmosphere. I even wore Crimson colors there and got into a campus bar there and yukked it up with some blue wildcats! Just my take…

  10. Alex Hamilton October 9, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    Brando, that had to be the funniest post I’ve read in a while.

  11. BamaHate October 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Tuscaloosa is a fun place, however as an AU fan I have always had some frat punk who is drunk say something rude, but I expect that. Glad you guys are grounded now, but you and I know that Ttown smells like a tar pit cause if the tire plant, that needs to go.

  12. crimson hammah October 12, 2010 at 2:21 am #

    2 austin got a mention

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