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Always Wear A Cap To A Game That’s Outdoors, Or You May Have To Wear A Box On Your Head

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This past weekend, I attended the LSU and Florida game in Tiger Stadium. Kickoff was at 2:30pm and being on the east side of the stadium brought plenty of sun to the fans on that side of the stadium.

While many of us were shielding ourselves from the sun with ball caps and sunglasses, I noticed one guy, who was wearing a long sleeve shirt and slacks, attempting to shield the sun for much of the 1st Quarter with his hands. I thought to myself, he had to have known being on this side of the stadium in the afternoon would be torture from the sun, why did he not dress appropriately?

Midway through the 2nd Quarter, the guy got up and left. I thought for sure that he was leaving because of the heat in the stadium, which at game time was 92-degrees. Instead, he retreated to the concession stand for a meal and returned with his nachos and a drink in this brown box. Soon, the box would become his shield for most of the 3rd Quarter.

I asked this guy for a picture because in all of my years going to games in open-air stadiums, I have never seen this before. I think its safe to say that I learned a valuable lesson this weekend. Always wear a ball cap to games played in open-air stadiums. Luckily for me, I did have a ball cap on and did not have to resort to a box to shield me from the sun. Poor fella.

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