Your Mother Slept With Wilt Chamberlain

A Sports Blog on why ALL Teams Suck…Again!

The Worst Football Stadium In the SEC

Posted by Joel on August 5, 2008

Well unfortunately I have been having issues with the internet the past week. It seems that a combination of a 1 year old attempting to do pull ups by hanging on the the wireless card sticking out of your USB drive is not a good combination. Anyhow, I am somewhat back until the good people at S****t decide to send a new card.

While I was out, I began thinking about the game day experience in the SEC. The league is unique, and since I have had the chance to go to each football stadium at least once, I should share each experience. With the blessing of Thomas the Magnificent Terrible, I have decided to do a 12 part series on each stadium, starting with the SEC West. These rankings are based on my experience at the stadiums, including tailgating, seating comfort, sight lines, student sections, home field advantage for the home team, and overall feeling. With that, I present the worst stadium in the SEC:

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium: Built originally in 1915, this stadium has gradually increased from 24,000 to 60,000, or the equivalent size of LSU’s practice facility. The stadium itself is, for lack of a better word, fugly. I mean, if you are sitting in the north end zone, this is what you are looking at from across the field.

Never mind that the field is AstroPlay or whatever instead of real grass, the stadium itself is horrible. The student section was full of hot chicks and stuffy looking dudes in Polo shirts and trust funds, Rebel flags were waving, McAllister’s Deli commercials were blazing on the JumboTron, and Jerrell Powe still can’t read. As for home field advantage, I saw Ole Miss get pasted by Georgia 35-15. Why Georgia allowed 15 is still a wonder.

The Grove in and itself is a mixed bag. On one hand, the sheer number of hot chicks is astounding. They all dress in their Sunday best and when you see them, you wonder how the state of Mississippi can produce such beauty. On the other hand, the surrounding woods which are naturally nice looking is surrounded by this:

Also, while everyone is dressed up for the formal ass kicking the Rebels without a Mascot is about to take, I just can’t get over the Dollar General bags that the paper plates come in. Hot chicks cannot save the overall horrible stadium and douchebag fans. So overall, the worst football stadium in the SEC, and definitely the worst in the SEC West. I miss Coach O…

14 Responses to “The Worst Football Stadium In the SEC”

  1. Danometer said

    In this series, when it’s Arkansas’s turn, are you doing Fayetteville or War Memorial in Little Rock?

  2. Joel said

    Since I have only been to Fayetteville, I will only cover that stadium. I still have yet to figure out why they play at 2 sites. If Razorbacks Stadium is not to the school’s liking, surely some Wal-Mart millions could finance some upgrades…

  3. VHS worse than MSU’s stadium? Dude, I know I am a little partial to Ole Miss but paraphrasing the words of picture me rollin in regards to Mississippi State’s stadium: if they played football in communist Russia, this is what the stadium would look like.

  4. Gentle Ben said

    I haven’t seen a Rebel flag flying in VH Stadium in at least 10 years… so I’m thinking you are just making stuff up.

    And what does The Grove have anything to do with the Stadium?
    I suppose I could say that the giant floatilla of boats that park on the river by UT stadium is tacky… thus, the UT stadium is obviously the worst stadium in the SEC.

    Moderators Notes:
    Well Ben the writer said “The student section was full of hot chicks and stuffy looking dudes in Polo shirts and trust funds, Rebel flags were waving” which would imply that members of the student section were waving rebel flags which has been seen on TV, where does it say flying?

    As for as the Grove and your question maybe you should try reading slower. “These rankings are based on my experience at the stadiums, including tailgating, seating comfort, sight lines, student sections, home field advantage for the home team, and overall feeling.” It’s all there if you comprehend what you read.

  5. Gentle Ben said

    Gentle Ben’s Notes: I’ve been to all home games in the last 10 years and could probabaly count on one hand the total number of rebel flags I’ve seen flying in the stadium, student section included.

    Then, you accept the fact I can also opine that Neyland Stadium is the worst one in the SEC based upon the tacky floatilla of boats parked on the river. Thank you for agreeing with my assumption.

  6. Joel said

    Gentle Ben,

    The fact that you can brag about not seeing a Rebel flag in 10 years does not speak well about your Mascotless school.

    As far as attendance, you can’t even fill up VHS for your homecoming, as evidenced by last year’s game vs. Northwestern St. The stadium wasn’t even half full…

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=273070145

    23,000 in a stadium that holds 60,000??? That would never happen at Neyland or most other stadiums in the SEC. Of course, there’s not the potential of going winless in the SEC either, unlike Ole Miss.

    Hotty Toddy…

  7. “I haven’t seen a Rebel flag flying in VH Stadium in at least 10 years… so I’m thinking you are just making stuff up.”

    “Gentle Ben’s Notes: I’ve been to all home games in the last 10 years and could probabaly count on one hand the total number of rebel flags I’ve seen flying in the stadium, student section included.”

    Which is it Ben? You say one thing and then change your story. Are you missing Coach O?

    Hey Joel he’s in Memphis. At least he’s smart enough to move. Then again maybe he’s a closet Memphis football which would be prevalent to his jealousy of a real football stadium.

    Moderators Notes:
    He misspelled “probably” maybe he’s Jerrell Powe

  8. Gentle Ben said

    Gentle Ben thinks that what a bunch of two-big blogger hacks from Tennessee think about Ole Miss or their stadium is about as important as a maggot on a dung pile.

    Enjoy your two-bit puke orange blog site and flame away at anything non-Vol nation…

    Peace out

  9. Joel said

    Thomas, with his flip flopping he might be one of John Kerry’s kids…

  10. “Gentle Ben thinks that what a bunch of two-big blogger hacks from Tennessee think about Ole Miss or their stadium is about as important as a maggot on a dung pile.”

    Now now Benny if that was true then you wouldn’t have felt the need and desire to respond in the first place.

    “Enjoy your two-bit puke orange blog site and flame away at anything non-Vol nation…”

    With over 300,000 hit and being linked by SI and CNN…sounds like you’re jealous of the fact you can’t do better…then again you’re probably Jerrell Powe so that’s to be expected. Would be nice if Ole Piss was decent at some sport…

  11. Joel said

    Thomas, he knows how to use the computer. So unless Fisher-Price See n’ Say has internet access, it couldn’t be Jerrell Powe. I double checked the Fisher-Price website just to make sure they don’t come with Wi-Fi…

    http://www.fisher-price.com/us/seensay/

    Besides, one could use his “maggot on a dung pile” as a metaphor for Ole Miss in relation to the rest of the SEC…

  12. VANILLA BEAN GRANDE SLAMMICH said

    Man it would be awesome if Ole Miss was indeed awesome at some sport. Maybe Football, I have no idea though.

  13. Ole Miss Army Officer said

    I think it is hilarious after the 2008 season to hear how bad Ole Miss is compared to Tennessee… A laugh a minute. As for the tailgating and atmosphere, I think I will let ESPN (who routinely ranks us as one of the top 5 college football tailgating environments) speak for us. I am sure that we look stuffy in our polos… that is shirt and tie (what we actually wear to the game), compared to a bunch of rednecks dressed in overalls with their faces painted Orange… very classy! Make fun of us all you want… in fact, I don’t think you should even come to our games, since we are so bad… that way we keep the riff-raff out of our state. By the way, enjoy Lane Kiffin… since he has had SO MUCH success. I know Al Davis sure thought highly of him…

    • I think it’s funnier that you can’t read what a date is. This was written BEFORE the 08 season began you idiot. And remember you won last year with Coach O’s recruits….remember how well Miami did their first season when Davis left…

      By the way I wear a shirt and tie to my job so I don’t need a silly excuse such as a football game to get dressed up.

      And do you to talk about all the wonderful things Nutt did in his last years at Arkansas? Rumors of the extra material affair with a reporter…Gus Malzahn….booster Teresa Prewett….the whole Springdale saga…

      As for as class your mascot can’t attend the games. Yes, racial idiots now that is classy! Talk about riff-raff. What’s next replacing the school flag with one from a white supremacist group or just the state flag? Either one would work there you know.

      BTW win a title and then you can upgrade that POS stadium and for God’s sake teach Jerrell Powe how to read.

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <pre> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>