It's almost football season...and around my house, it's a big deal.
Especially when you are one that hails from a "mixed marriage".
Yes. I live in a house divided.
My husband graduated from Auburn. I married him anyway. That's love.
My family, the one that I was born and bred, are Alabama all the way. We are a four generation family of Alabama graduates, with one currently enrolled, that being my son, "Bama". (RTR)
I am proud to say that I have many family relatives that graduated from U of A...and even a cousin who holds a current position on the Alabama athletic staff (Hey Ronny!) after playing under The Bear. We are committed folks.
One really cannot understand the rivalry between Alabama and Auburn football, unless you hail from the south. And most certainly, the state of Alabama, where come football season there are definite lines that can separate families and destroy relationships. I kid you not, it's hardcore.
In may family however, it has been a playful competition of bragging rights. No one is disrespectful or rude, it's all in good fun.
My husband somehow convinced Sister Sledge a couple years ago to jump fence and now she waves orange and blue poms. (Sniff) I have to give major props to my sweet husband, Big Daddy, who despite his passion for Auburn, wrote a big fat tuition check to the college of his rival team...for the promise of a good education and love of his son....again-that's love!)
Myself and my two boys, however proudly sing the Alabama fight song when the smell of SEC football permeates the southern air. We bleed crimson.
Alabama Blogger is currently hosting a fun competition....a thing of bragging rights...and perhaps a prize for the winning participants, Participating in the carnival the week of August 31st! (points will be tallied by all those who link in from August 31st to September 7th on the official carnival post)
And because I have a blog.....
Big Daddy, you are on your own. Looks like you better get yourself a blog. ;)
If you do not cheer for either Alabama or Auburn, you can still participate (Keetha!).
You can find a blog button for most SEC teams at Alabama Blogger. If your's is not listed, leave Rachel a comment and she will make you a button. Sign up at Alabama Blogger, and please leave a comment saying that you saw it at Bloggeritaville.