No Dog in this Fight

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!


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7 Responses to No Dog in this Fight

  1. Micki, I completely understand because I lived in Denver for 11 years, and evrything comes to a screeching halt when the Broncos play,(or their potential championship rivals).You can hear neighbors yelling throughout every game, no matter how cold the weather and how tightly the windows are shut! I was ‘thrown out’ of two different doctor’s offices,(semi-seriously…more seriously), over two separate Superbowl losses when I admitted for routing for the rivals. Here, it is Basketball Fever, March Madness is a clinical diagnosis, a true epidemic, completely without a cure…it only has periods of remission.Nevertheless, the football games get attention when and if UK(University of Kentucky) plays the rival UofL(ouisville).People here pick sides like it is the “War Between the States”, even if people supporting UK or UofL have never attended a class at either school and have no one in their family who is among the alumni.
    Sign me up as a big Monday Night Fan… I just came back from the grocery store, buying for and making plans for my Superbowl spread…I have no idea if anyone will come, but I’ll be here with my husband, AND food…anyone free that day, c’mon over!


    • Micki Gibson says:

      Mmmm, “Superbowl spread”. My mouth is watering. Sometimes it’s fun to go to a game watching party where you are in the neutral zone. You get to share in the food, but don’t go home too disappointed with whoever loses. Then again, I just love a good party no matter the occasion.


  2. jeff7salter says:

    I took my masters degree from LSU … so you can guess which team I’m rooting for. In fact, my wife set a green table cloth tonight … with the yard lines marked on it. She made two purple goal posts out of straws and decorated a small sheet cake in purple & gold.
    I heard LSU’s national championship game on the radio in 1959, when Billy Cannon was the big star of the team. I’ve since watched at least one other national championship game which LSU won. I’m fully expecting tonight to be a gruge win over Nick Saban.


    • Micki Gibson says:

      Of my fellow blogmates, you were the only one I was certain who had a team in the-event-which-shall-not-be-mentioned. But if there’s one thing I’ve noticed about most schools and their fervent fans, it’s that the least offensive ones are those who actually attended said school or paid that tuition for their kids. Regardless, your team had a great season and should be proud of what they accomplished.


      • jeff7salter says:

        Well, 13-0 in regular season is definitely top drawer. All the more reason we should have seen some spark of life on Jan. 9th.
        The 5 week layoff was what killed them.
        Of course, Bama had the same layoff …


  3. danicaavet says:

    I’m right there with you, Micki. I live in south Louisiana and I could care less who wins because I’m loyal to my university. Drives me nuts to listen to alumni from my school (and current students) go LSU crazy. It’s enough to make me want to pin a great big A on my chest and scream, “Roll Tide!” (lol, just realized having a scarlet A on my chest probably would grant me the same kind of disgust and contempt as a fallen woman bwahahaha)


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