Boots with the skirt
UT’s boots & skirts (or dresses) are as ubiquitous as Alabama’s houndstooth. It doesn’t matter if the temps are a cool 100+; gals are sporting the swampy footwear. Two-step or tailgate? No one knows. And they’re not the only ones. Gentlemen also rock the shorts-and-boots look, albeit somewhat less attractively.
The implications are somewhat morbid... but is there any other way to describe it, really? Bigloos serve many functions at Texas tailgates -- they house drinks, they’re a seat for weary tailgate travelers, and of course, they're used as makeshift buffet tables. In any other context, we’d be concerned about so many ways to cool huge quantities of meat. Here, they’re the mark of a pro.
The glory-days alum
See over yonder, the gray-haired man with Scotch in hand, pontificating at length about the school’s glory days, his time of golden youth. “Why I remember…” or ”Back in my day…” is essentially the cue for a quick mental snooze... unless of course they’re paying your tuition or giving you a job, then you smile and nod. We get it: No one on earth will punt as well as Russell Erxleben. Juuuust smile and nod.