If you would have asked me ten years ago if I would have ever said “Roll Tide Roll,” I might have laughed at you. I wasn’t super in to college football back then. I would watch a little here and there with my guy friends, but I just wasn’t passionate about the sport or a specific team. I would root for a Georgia team because that is where I lived or pull for Alabama because a friend of mine was a fan and he was alone among a bunch of Georgia or other opposing team people.
When you live in Alabama, one of the first things people will ask you is Alabama or Auburn. You think I am exaggerating but I assure you I am not. The love for college football and these two teams is so deeply rooted in this state that you can’t help but get caught up in it. I was literally asked Alabama or Auburn in a job interview once. Like the job was dependent on the correct answer. Thank goodness I was an Alabama fan! Chris and his entire family are Alabama fans so it was just a natural choice for me. That and have you seen the hideous Auburn colors? No thanks.
Every Saturday in the south revolves around football when in season. Don’t you dare plan a wedding or a baby shower or any other life event without planning on getting shit from at least half your guests. And to be honest, I kind of love it!When you are out in about, random people will say Roll Tide Roll or War Damn Eagle to you. In the drive thru at Starbucks, I once had a family buy my drink because they noticed my Alabama tag and told the barista to say Roll Tide to me.
During football season I wonder what the hell I did with my weekends when it wasn’t football season. I proudly wear crimson and houndstooth and side eye all my Auburn friends. We are loud and obnoxious while gorging on all the amazing foods during the game. We cuss at the ridiculous announcers and stand and hold our breath when we are up for a field goal. Even if you don’t like football, you could at least participate in the shenanigans for the food and entertainment value of the crazy fans!
I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite tailgate/football treats with you all today!
And some football funnies because it is Friday!
Linking up with Erin!!!!