Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Party and Football. Welcome to the South.

Maybe the Southeastern Conference really is the top league in the nation.

I'm not talking about football; I'm talking about partying.

In The Princeton Review's annual list of the top party schools, three of the top five finishers were all members of the mighty SEC - No. 2 Ole Miss, No. 4 University of Florida (no surprise, they've got lots to celebrate and No. 5 University of Georgia. Here's a story about the list: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003845870_party21.html.

As a proud alum of Texas Christian University, I'm not sure whether I should be proud or a little sad that my school didn't make the top 20 (oh well, we'll settle for football). Having graduated there after 4 1/2 years, I can safely say we did nothing special to make that list during my days there.

But overall, the South does football and partying pretty good. I hung out enough at the University of Texas (No. 4 on the list) in my college days to know that it rightly deserves its reputation. LSU was No. 13, and I've heard plenty about the antics that go on in Baton Rouge.

By the way, I'm not surprised West Virginia finished on top of the rankings. Pac-Man Jones could vouch for the parties there, I'm sure.

I've always wondered which schools get overlooked, though. For instance, my friends partied pretty hard at Texas State University at San Marcos (formerly Southwest Texas State) but that school was nowhere to be found in these lists. Neither were Prairie View A&M or Southern, schools where I know they know how to entertain themselves.

Who else needs to get their props?


Greg Pearson said...

SFA has always been known for it's partying...which accounts for my low GPA first semester out of high school. The talk was always about which partied more, SFA or Southwest. But I'll bet you can find alums the world over who will brag about their wild days in college...no matter where they went to school.

Adam Kealoha Causey said...

I've had some good times at Ole Miss, UGA and Alabama, although I obviously prefer LSU. I spent four football seasons there, and it deserves it's rep. I've never seen anywhere that does it like Chico State in California, though. And there's not even a football team there. The Tigers will stop for finals, but not the Wildcats.

Anonymous said...

Gee, my Alma mater was #20 on the Stone-Cold sober list.

Schembechler'sGhost said...

There was probably a lot of alcohol consumed, but little partying, at my old stomping grounds in Ann Arbor after Saturday.