Thursday, January 07, 2010

Hook 'Em Horns

You may or may not be aware that tonight is the BCS Championship game between Alabama and Texas. Trust me, if you live in our state, you are definitely aware of the game tonight. I think our local news channels have sent just about news crew that they have out to California to come up with intriguing stories like, "Look, I found an Alabama fan who is from Montgomery and now he's a big fancy chef in California and we need to interview him while he cooks us something tasty to see who he thinks will win" and "Now we've found this (and I wish I was kidding) 9 year old kid surfing and let's interview him to see who he thinks will win."

It's rather nauseating really.

I am totally dreading watching this tonight because I'm a major Auburn fan, born and bred, a former Auburn band member and an Auburn graduate and Alabama is our biggest rivalry. Believe it or not, I have friends who are Alabama fans (shocking, I know!), and one-on-one they are fine. It's just when they get in a large group they become completely obnoxious with their houndstooth, Tide detergent containers, toilet paper rolls, and their obsession with Bear Bryant.

Yeah, it makes me nauseous just thinking about it.

I'm also dreading the game tonight because you may remember that Jeremy is claiming to be an Alabama fan now.

It hurt me just to type those words out.

Anyways, I've had a lot of people (not Jeremy because he's smarter than this) tell me things like, "You should want them to win the National Championship because they are from your state" or "You should want them to win because they are an SEC team, and a win for the SEC team is a good thing for Auburn."

Do you know what I have to say about all that: Phooey. No Way. Yeah, Right. And Not. Gonna.Happen.

To rationalize that I should want to pull for a team just because they are from my state, even though we are rivals to the core would be the same as assuming that I should want to drink sour milk, just because it's from my fridge.

And I'm not gonna bring politics into this, but W totally pulls for Texas, and we all know how much I love him. Any team of his is a team of mine!

To borrow the words of the famous Dr. Seuss:

I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like Alabama.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

But, to be completely fair, I would pull for Alabama in one circumstance: If you told me that they would be able to cure cancer or AIDS or some other major illness only if Alabama won, then, and only then, I would yell my heart out for Alabama.

But seeing as how that's probably not gonna happen tonight, Hook 'Em Horns!!!

7 random thoughts:

Nelson: Party of Four said...

Because you always lecture me about commenting I only have one thing to say: ROLLLLL TIIIIDE!!!

You're just glad I commented..right?

Mom said...

As Jackson says to me, "Nana, we say WARRRR EAGLE." That's right!! Remember that JEREMY!!! Or come Christmas, there will be less in the money jar for you ... just kidding or maybe not!

To the Alabama and Texas players, play safe and to the glory of Jesus Christ ... and ... please please please -- no show boating. I really don't like that!!

Let's hear it Tiger fans, WARRRR EAGLE!

Wade's World said...

Warrr Eagle!

Leslie said...

Roll Tide! You should never pull for another state! We pulled for Auburn the other night even though they didn't deserve to win that game. SEC and state

Amy's Mom said...

Ouch, Leslie!

The Jones' said...

C'mon Amy, you can do it just this once! I always pull for Auburn when they are not playing Bama. You can do this. REALLY you CAN do this!!!! : ) (One of my spiritual gifts is being an encourager. However, my faith is lacking that it will work this time. : ( )

Dr. Knight said...

Amy, I totally agree, never cheer for Alabama, and these Alabama fans claiming to cheer for Auburn are either 1) just casual fans (not diehard or alumni) or 2) are not telling the truth. Anyway, this game is making me sick, Alabama has to be the luckiest team in the world. They had to sell their soul to Satan (I mean Saban) to get to this point, so they have to live with it.

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