Monday Morning Observations

Week four is in the books and our Monday Morning Observations will give you the run down on what happened this weekend in the SEC.

SEC is still the king of college football, but with 6 of its 7 teams in the Top 25, the SEC West is king of them all.

Steve Spurrier’s post-game comments never fail to disappoint and after this past weekend’s win over Vandy, they were solid gold.


According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the country’s four most powerful teams all reside in the SEC.



Missouri. What the heck happened?


Mississippi State went into Baton Rouge and whooped up on the Tigers of LSU. In Death Valley. At night. But the bigger story to us here is State’s center, Dillon Day. He literally stomped on two different LSU players Saturday night, taking one of them out of the game. And let’s not forget how he was suspended for a half game last year after stomping on a player in the Auburn game. The SEC’s dirtiest player? Take a look at the video from Saturday night and judge for yourself.

Tailgating at Home

Sadly we can’t all make it to every home game or maybe you just want to hang out with friends and family for an away game.  We’ve put together a big menu for tailgating at home, because we know that friends and family might be hanging out all day to watch other games, too.



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Bacon Corn Dip A wonderful creamy mixture of corn and bacon.  Pass the Fritos!

Bourbon Maple Slow Cooker Baked Beans  Bourbon added to baked beans makes this a winner.

Whiskey Barrel Burgers  Whiskey in the burger and a cheesy whiskey filling. So, so good.



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Mexican Corn Salad  We want to make sure everyone gets a dose of veggies!

White Cheddar and Vidalia Dip  A warm, cheesy onion dipWho can resist?!

Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple  How could you resist the spicy shrimp followed by the sweet bite of pineapple.



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Key Lime Pie Sandwich Cookies An easy way to have key lime pie while watching a game.

Moonshine Margarita A new take on an old favorite.

Red Velvet Brownies  Brownie and red velvet in one delicious treat. It has our mouth watering.


If you have The Southern Living SEC Tailgating Cookbook, we’ve picked out a few suggestions for those lovely Belles doing the Gator Chomp on Saturday. 



The Hummingbird

Florida Flojita

The Gator Bait Gobbler




Monday Morning Observations

It’s Monday. We’ve had more than 24 hours to decompress and take in all that happened on game day, and we’re here with some Monday Morning Observations, our new weekly feature recapping the top moments from game day.


Mother Nature is still toying with the SEC, delaying our kickoffs and wreaking havoc on our game day hair.


Kentucky rolled into the Swamp and gave Florida a run for their money. “At the end of the day, a win is a good thing,” says Will Muschamp. When that win was barely squeaked out in a third overtime against Kentucky…well, let’s just say that seat has to be getting mighty hot, Muschamp.


Georgia did what Georgia does at least once a season and was dealt a heartbreaking loss by South Carolina. Should they have won?Yes. But they didn’t, and now the East is wide open again.


Game changing first downs by millimeters (GA/SC) and a play clock that we’re certain read zero before the play got off (FL/KY) was only a taste of the controversy we’re sure to be seeing this year, as the SEC heats up in the race for one of the top four playoff slots.
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