Having grown up in the South, football is a way of life for a lot of folks. It’s probably one reason I loved living in Texas for three years. That and the awesome neighbor thing. I’m truly surprised that the Monday following the Super Bowl has yet to be declared a holiday down here. So anyone with a clue about college football knows that tonight’s the big night between two Southeastern Conference teams: LSU versus Alabama. I do not have a dog in this fight. My school is definitely from the south, but it’s so far in the south that everyone there is from the north or some other place (Miami). And as much as I love a good match on the gridiron, I probably won’t watch the game, despite living in an area where the local Publix is obligated to carry cupcakes in both school’s colors. (I’ve noticed a lot of the Florida Gator fans on Facebook are jumping onto the LSU bandwagon, hence the need for all those purple and yellow cupcakes to balance out the Alabama red.) But why won’t I watch the game?
Because it’s only one week into the new year and I already need a do-over for my New Year’s resolutions. Enjoy the game folks. I’ve got some writing to do tonight!