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Roll Tide Roll -How I Became an Alabama Fan

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!

Jam Hands: Crab Rangoon Cups


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Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa! This crock pot recipe is perfect for football parties, holiday parties or any day you want a super easy recipe.:


Hot Jalapeno & Chili Popper Dip #HolidayPartyFood #HotDipRecipes #appetizers:


And some football funnies because it is Friday!

When You Say, "I Hate Alabama "....All I Hear Is, "I Wish We Were As Good As Alabama ":


You asked for it and we obliged. If you are a Gator hater or just want a laugh, these memes are for you. Here is the 2.0 version of the Best Gator memes collected...Enjoy!!

dirty feet! lol

funny auburn pics and jokes | Funny Auburn Jokes and Quotes - Page 2


BTTF Tennessee MEME:

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Linking up with Erin!!!!


Tailgate Tuesday

In the spirit of the upcoming football season, I am linking up with Erin for Tailgate Tuesday!! If football isn’t your thing, I linked up with Show Us Your Books earlier today and you can find all my reviews here!

Who I Root For:

Here in Alabama, you have to pick a side. You are either for Alabama or Auburn. Even if you don’t care about football, YOU MUST PICK A SIDE. When I moved over here from Atlanta, I didn’t try to fight it. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. I  already liked Alabama anyways, and since that is who Chris and his family pulled for…the decision was easy. Plus I never did like that hideous orange color of Auburn anyways. (Sorry Laura, love you mean it.)

I also pull for Georgia. It is going to be weird this year when Alabama plays Georgia, as the outcome for me is happy either way. Though, I will be pulling for Alabama just a little more I guess.

And let’s be honest…


I don’t get in to the NFL as much as I do college football, but being born in Pittsburgh I obviously am a Steelers fan!! I also like the Packers and the Falcons.

What Game Day Looks Like:

Chris likes to watch most of the games with his dad, so more often than not you can find us at his parents house. When we aren’t there, we are kicking it down at World of Beer. They have so many TVs!!! Now and then we do stay at home and watch it. I mean, we have a pretty sweet set up at home and it is a shame it doesn’t get used more!

What to Wear:

All of the houndstooth and elephants!!!

Love this White & Crimson Houndstooth Open Cape by JustJamie on #zulily! #zulilyfinds

20% OFF "back2school" code. (Ends Sunday! 8/24/2014)  TUSCALOOSA LOVE Black White Houndstooth Alabama Gameday Top Shop Simply Me – Simply Me Boutique

What We Eat:

I love game day food! LOVE! All the dips, and appetizers and chilies and beer! You can check out my game day board on Pinterest here for any of the below recipes!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies for football season! Just like the classic, but chocolate!

Jam Hands: Crab Rangoon Cups

Buffalo Meatballs

The smoky bacon flavor pairs perfectly with the spicy heat from the jalapeños and the coolness of the cream cheese. Only took us 20 minutes to make. Repin! #stepable #recipes #appetizers

5 layer greek dip with: humus, olives, red bell pepper, fresh dill, cucumber, and feta!

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

To be honest, I am prepping myself for a rebuilding season with Bama. I mean, we don’t even really have a quarterback right now. So I have a feeling there is going to be a lot of stress drinking and swearing during games this year.

That awkward moment when someone doesnt understand that 'Roll Tide' really is an acceptable response.

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