Every four years, an extra day is added to the calendar on February 29 to adjust for the crazy way this big blue marble slings itself around that ball of fire in the sky.
In reverence to friend of RollBamaRoll @BamaProUpdates, Saturday the 29th has been declared “Gumpsgiving”.
So with that in mind, I’m dubbing the Feb 29 weekend “Gumpsgiving.” (Unless y’all come up with something better). I’m planning on ditching tax season for a weekend (well actually, bringing work with me), and converging on Tuscaloosa for the weekend.— Alabama Pro Updates (@BamaProUpdates) February 4, 2020
In fact, the whole weekend is a celebration of everything Gump. The University of Alabama has kindly lined up several Alabama sporting events for fans to attend this weekend.
Sunday, Mar 1
10:30am Baseball vs Harvard
12pm Women’s Tennis vs South Carolina
12:40pm Women’s Basketball vs Missouri SENIOR DAY
1:30pm Softball vs McNeese
4pm Women’s Tennis vs Alcorn State
- Attend as many sporting events as you can and cheer the Crimson Tide to victory.
- No orange.
COSTUMES: The wearing of costumes is highly recommended. Come dressed as Forrest Gump in one of his many incarnations (or Bubba or Jenny, etc.). Other suggestions: Bear Bryant, Wimp Sanderson (plaid coat), Big Al, Bama cheerleader, Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, toilet paper & detergent box guys, nacho-eating guy...
FANDOM: Wear a white t-shirt and get as many athlete autographs as possible.
HASHTAG: Post your pictures to social media #Gumpsgiving.
+ See you in T-town this weekend and Happy Gumpsgiving. +