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Tuesday October 25th, 2011

[slideshow] Though it's rarely played on the proper date anymore, the Third Saturday in October remains a quintessential college football rivalry. Pretty girls, floppy-haired boys, cute children, tipsy trophy wives and grown-ass men who will never act their age mingle in crimson and orange between the trees around the University of Alabama Quad. Dive into this handy slideshow for a primer on proper gameday attire, admiration of crisply-attired marching band members and several loving odes to what Tuscaloosa smells like on a fall Saturday. (Spoiler alert: Meat. From city limit to city limit, the entire place smells like meat. It's incredible.) Entirely apart from the football itself, the Third (or fourth) Saturday is an impeccably executed exercise in down-home pageantry.

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