Do you know what this Saturday is?? If you live in the South and have ANY kind of awareness of the sports world, I am sure you know that it is the first weekend of COLLEGE FOOTBALL!
From now until the end of the year, 99% of the conversations among men in the South (and plenty of women too) will revolve around NCAA football. They will talk about their teams and favorite players...who is looking good.... who is turning out to be a big disappointment... and so on. In our house, the conversation mostly revolves around these two teams:
I will be cheering for the top team, and trying to teach A & M to say 'Roll Tide'. I think they will eventually catch on...I mean, who wouldn't want to cheer for the 2009 National Champions?? Jeremy, bless his poor little lost soul, will be cheering for the bottom team and will try (unsuccessfully, I hope) to entice the girls to say 'War Eagle'.
Team rivalries aside, there is something about September and football season that makes me want to pull out my jeans and boots and leaves me longing for a pot of soup simmering on the counter. Sounds great, right? Did I mention it's STILL 95 DEGREES here? That puts a bit of a damper on the jeans and hot soups. (I guess I could do the boots with my shorts, but I might get a few looks!)
Jeremy and I were so excited at this time last year. Watching football all day was something we could do pretty easily while taking care of two babies. After working weekends for several years, Jeremy truly appreciates the luxury of being home to watch his team play. Here are our littlest fans on the first Saturday of football season last year:
For a little comparison, here they are in a similar position the other night...
Will you be watching any games this weekend? What teams will you be pulling for?