SPENCER HALL DOES NOT LIKE CHEESE. HE TOLD ME SO. IT IS COMPLETELY VETTED.
Now, this makes sense for a college football fan. College football involves a lot of tailgating, drinking cheap beer and teenage boys, none of which are conducive to cheese. You’re not going to serve a nice juicy, well-grilled burger with Cotswold with one hand and pump Natty Light out of a keg with the other hand, surrounded by kids who haven’t showered since Thursday before their Business Ethics 301 class. At the TKE house, do you think they care about watching the game and serving a nice Mexican Fondue, a Hot Pizza Dip, or a Four Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Quiche? No, they heat up a can of Trader Joe’s Chili and dump leftover Chili Cheese (which do not in anyway taste cheesy) Fritos into a bowl, then serve it with Popov that may or may not have a cigarette butt floating in it from the night before. No, no I do not believe Auburn fans would enjoy crostini with their football.
But everyone grows up sometime, Mr. Hall. Palates change and mature, allowing us to enjoy all that is wonderful with cheese. Growing up and watching the NFL also allows us to watch football without having to get into discussions about scholarships and boosters, from hanging with kids who do not know how to drink without ralphing on their shoes, (another reason to stay away from cheese at a college football game I guess), and knowing I can enjoy watching a team be a team without worring about what the next recruiting class looks like. I want to just watch football and eat. It does not get more sublime for a football fan than that.