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Things to avoid on football gameday

Patrick Griffin | Friday, September 3, 2010

Bookstore: Like sporting the latest The Shirt on football weekends? Of course! Like it enough to be touched anonymously by hundreds of other noisy fans in the mile-long cashier lines? Didn’t think so.


Grape Road: The main thoroughfare of downtown Mishawaka is bad enough during rush hour. Toss in a hundred thousand extra drivers searching for a place to celebrate the victory over Purdue, and it’s a recipe for auto disaster.


Stadium Bathrooms during halftime: See Bookstore, but with toilets.


Indiana Toll Road: Looking to travel out of town after the game this weekend? Take a bike. It will be quicker. Seriously.


Library or any study hall: You kidding me!? New coach, new quarterback, new season? Forget about it!