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Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Iron Bowl

Whoo ~Hoo!
It is that time of year. Auburn and Alabama are battling for bragging rights. Today the Loveliest Village in the plains will turn into a madhouse of Orange & Blue, and Crimson & White. Everyone in the state will choose sides... no backing down.

I have mentioned before that Bill and I are a house divided. This is the ONE day of the year that we don't see eye to eye (well, the 'one day' might be an exaggeration) This is the day we need to watch the game in separate rooms, maybe even separate houses.
I am an Auburn-raised-Auburn-graduated-Auburn-haired girl.
Bill is a Bear-bread-Bear-believer-Alabama fan.

These ties go way back. My dad was 'the Colonel' on Auburn's campus, and I was raised in the shadow of the Jordon-Hare Stadium. Mom knew to buy extra toilet paper during football season, because we would be rolling Toomer's Corner with every win. Orange is the color to wear every weekend.

Bill and the whole McMichael clan have always been Alabama fans... one of MaryJoan's first words were 'Roll Tide'. They are a part of the SabanNation and would never be caught wearing orange.

This game is what it's all about. There are no national championships at stake, but that makes it no less important. Alabama has the last 5 years to revenge, Auburn has an overall record to improve.
Today is about 365 days of bragging rights.
War Eagle Y'all!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Go Team Go!! (I don't have a favorite, so that is a "general" cheer :-) )

Justabeachkat said...

I'm not a football fan either, but I hope it's a good close game. I'm looking forward to next weekend. Yeah!

I hope your Thanksgiving was good.


Sugar Bear said...

Go Auburn!

Sandy said...

Yes, War Eagle!

Anonymous said...

I hope that whomever you want to win, wins...we all know if mama ain't happy, no one is happy :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

So Right Kristin~
And Mamma is Happy Now!
365 days to brag!

Mallow said...

I'll never be able to relate to sports...but this is hilarious! I love this picture!

Andi said...

What a cute picture Sandi!

My friends Dan and Christy are both Auburn grads and huge fans!!!

Sandi McBride said...


JANET said...

We're a house divided too, although we both graduated from Auburn? BTW, who was "The Colonel" at Auburn?

windycorner said...

My sister and I both went to Auburn and my brother-in-law did the flyover this year at the Iron Bowl. He was the F-18 on the right.
War Eagle!!!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Holley that is impressive!
Janet~ 'the colonel'-my dad-was the head of AirForceROTC, back in the day. That is how I grew up.

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