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The owner immediately came to correct a minor internet problem. The pool company came each Friday to clean and maintain the pool. Many friends reacted to my posted pictures of the house and beach by inquiring about the property. We are very happy to highly recommend Reed Realty and Dixieland Delight as the perfect house for an enjoyable family vacation as it allows you to experience a beautiful home, an enjoyable pool, and an amazingly gorgeous beach.
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Being right across the road from the beach was a huge bonus. Our 4 year old daughter loved the private pool and the bunk beds. If we return to gulf shores we will definitely be staying here again. Such a nice quite location. This was one of the most relaxing vacations that we have had. The house was huge and had plenty of seating for everyone. We hope to return again! Wonderful, Nicholas! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you taking time to leave a review and can't wait to welcome you back! September Vacation. We enjoyed this lovely home, especially the private pool and the short walk to the beach.
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Sort order. Jan 10, Candis rated it liked it. I liked this book. My favorite chapters were not the ones describing each game-day experience in the SEC, but rather the sections describing the author's personal life, family history, top ten lists, etc. Although I enjoyed the book, I did have a few concerns. I will not name them all, but will say that it was irritating the way the book was clearly written with a male audience in mind I believe that although Mr.
Clay knows a lot about football, he has no real clue about the heart and soul of the female SEC fan. For example, at one point he writes a mock eulogy for JP Sports and advises the reader to make sure his wife is out of the room watching reruns of Grey's Anatomy. As a female reader, this comment took me by surprise. Mar 23, Sara rated it did not like it. This is the perfect book for male SEC fans ages I would describe it as bro-tastic. View 2 comments.
Apr 24, Matthew Cawthon rated it really liked it. Let me preface with this: I couldn't always jive with Travis's sense of humour, which was clearly geared towards a specific type of straight male audience and occasionally left me uncomfortable as a gay man -- I imagine the same could be said of most women and anyone who identifies as a feminist.
I don't think he means any ill by it, he seems like a smart and thoughtful guy, but I would blame no one for being unable to get through Dixieland Delight without lots of eye-rolling and frustration whe Let me preface with this: I couldn't always jive with Travis's sense of humour, which was clearly geared towards a specific type of straight male audience and occasionally left me uncomfortable as a gay man -- I imagine the same could be said of most women and anyone who identifies as a feminist. I don't think he means any ill by it, he seems like a smart and thoughtful guy, but I would blame no one for being unable to get through Dixieland Delight without lots of eye-rolling and frustration whenever the writing turns towards women or the constant ribbing of "bicurious" fashion trends or whatever.
It's sometimes groan-inducing, and certainly a product of its time. It's hard to imagine this sort of talk flying nowadays; it's amazing the changes we've seen in just over 10 years. But I mostly thought Dixieland Delight was a blast to read and offered a load of genuinely warm-hearted insights. His effort to find out what set each SEC school apart from the others made for a frequently hilarious romp, but more than that, it illuminated what makes this conference so special and honestly just made me want to visit my family in Georgia and Tennessee immediately.
Growing up in VA, my relationship to college football wasn't quite the same as his, but my roots across the South made sure I was never too far; that said, I'll skip the visit to my FL relatives, sorry. Now I'm just ready for fall to hurry up and get here. As Clay Travis says of football okay, specifically of live SEC games, but sue me , "Quite simply, it doesn't get much better than this.
Jul 06, Michael Duxbury rated it it was amazing. Hilarious collection of road trips from the SEC written from the point of view of a real fan on the road. Mar 09, Parker rated it it was amazing. Sportswriter Clay Travis writes a hilarious inside into the dream of every young boy that was born in the south. Travis details how he fell in love with the game of football early in his life while watching football with his grandfather. I loved hearing how these kind of experiences are shared everywhere in the south.
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Football is a uniting factor in southern states. Every Saturday a town is united in cheering on Sportswriter Clay Travis writes a hilarious inside into the dream of every young boy that was born in the south. Every Saturday a town is united in cheering on their team and this book truly shows how this is a common subject throughout the south. Travis illustrates how this is not something that is in Texas. He tells how every town that he went to was completely football crazy. Everyone was working for the weekend to be able to watch their town's team compete. This kind of thing hits home with people that are born in the south.
This is something that goes on, but I have never thought of it. Now that I am older and much wiser, I can look back on my days as a youngin and realize how essential those Saturdays were. They gave me an appreciation for the school in my town. Although this book was meant to be of the comedic brand, it really hit home with me and gave me a nostalgic feeling as though I was back in those same seats in my home town 65 years ago. Sep 26, Casey rated it did not like it. I give this book one star only because I share two things with the author: 1 time spent at Vandy Law and 2 support for the Tennessee Volunteers football team that we will both carry to the grave.
I desperately wanted to like this book and only read the whole thing because I felt obliged to finish it. Dixieland Delight is a "What I Did This Fall" show-and-tell essay that feels like it was written by an eighth grader who knows how to use a thesaurus. I understand that eliminating repetitiveness I give this book one star only because I share two things with the author: 1 time spent at Vandy Law and 2 support for the Tennessee Volunteers football team that we will both carry to the grave. I understand that eliminating repetitiveness in written-word play-by-play accounts of college football games is a difficult task, but that difficulty does not excuse the lifelessness of Travis's prose.
I opened the book randomly to page 32 and chose a passage as an example: We hear the first dull thump of the drums. The band is coming.
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The crowd begins to stir. On come the drums. As the band comes near, the sound of their instruments becomes overpowering. Catches you in the chest and makes your torso shake and tingle While this is probably some of the most vibrant writing in the book, it's a perfect example -- it leaves me with the vague feeling that a middle-schooler wrote it. A better writer would have described the experience in such a way that, after reading the passage, I would have a visceral reaction much like I might if I were actually there.
Yet this passage simply bored me.
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Dullness where one should expect electricity is a way to describe both the passage above and the book as a whole. It seems as if Travis wanted to write about his season on the road the way that Bill Bryson might, with the observational humor of an outsider. Perhaps that approach failed here because Travis was raised an SEC fan and is not an outsider; the more likely alternative is that Travis simply isn't a good writer.
Few things make my eyes water or my heart skip the way SEC football does, and it's a shame that Travis wasted such potential and made it seem like a fourteen-year-old's busywork.
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As a final note, Travis is currently working on another book, about Tennessee's football season. If you did happen to enjoy this book, I still can't say I would go buy his next one. Having heard him give a talk on a tangentially related topic for 45 minutes, during which time he recycled most of the jokes from this page piece, I'm not convinced that he isn't out of material.
Jun 11, Rob rated it it was ok Shelves: sports , southern-lit. I enjoyed the overall idea of this book, and many parts were very good. I wish that the author had focused much less on the drinking and partying culture of these games and more on the games themselves. However, a great deal of focus was given over to the tailgating culture, particularly among those focused more on the bar and party scene. Travis does a great job of showing the differences in each SEC venue and pointing out interesting information about each school and their respective football I enjoyed the overall idea of this book, and many parts were very good.
Travis does a great job of showing the differences in each SEC venue and pointing out interesting information about each school and their respective football programs. It was interesting to see the changes in the SEC since to the present of I enjoyed not only the stories of his visits themselves, but also most of the short segments between these visits. Travis is funny and interesting with his tirades and ideas, or at least most of them.
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I found a couple of these sections to be inappropriate, especially along with his focus on the party culture. Travis' values seem to be different from my own in several ways. Even so, there was some information of value here, and some stories of his trips that I enjoyed tremendously. I would definitely not recommend this book to anyone else, and did not gain anything worthwhile by reading this book.