Wednesday, December 15, 2010

football saturdays

Here in the south, in the heart of SEC country, football is taken seriously. And when I say it is taken seriously I is serious business. Everyone has their team. You have to...and in Auburn "Roll Tide" (The University of Alabama's battle cry) are fightin' words. There is this saying down here, that in Alabama, the only thing more important than college football is God..and sometimes not by much. We are smack dab in the middle of the Bible Belt...and we are also smack dab in the middle of the greatest place on earth for college football.

As you know, both The Coach and I are huge football fans..and Auburn is our team. Auburn has had an exceptional year, went 12-0 in the regular season, won the SEC Championship Game and we are headed to the National Championship Game in Glendale on January 10th. And Cam Newton, our incredible quarterback, won the Heisman Trophy last weekend. It is a fabulous time on the plains and it is, as it always is, Great to be an Auburn Tiger!

The Coach and I go to all of Auburn's home football games...most often he has recruits at the games but we still make it to all of them. Auburn is a school built on traditions and one of our traditions, which has been copied all over the country but truly did originate right here on Auburn's campus, is Tiger Walk. Tiger Walk is the pre-game march of the football team from their team buses down to the stadium. Fans line the streets, sing the fight song, scream Auburn cheers and welcome the players and the coaching staff on game day. Here are a few pictures of Tiger Walk:

Here at Auburn, it is all about the Auburn here are some pictures of my one of our regular Saturday afternoon Family Reunions:

One of the other big traditions at Auburn is rolling Toomer's Corner. On the far edge of campus, in downtown Auburn, there is a small drug store called Toomer's Drugs. They serve the worlds best lemonade and have fabulous sandwiches, baked potatoes and soups. It became tradition, years ago, to go "roll Toomer's" after an Auburn victory....roll the big old oak trees across the street from Toomer's in toilet paper. They close down the streets, hand out rolls of toilet paper and everyone goes nuts. It is an unbelievable experience. Often time fans of the team that Auburn just beat will even venture down to Toomer's to see the sight themselves..and luckily for us, we've gotten to roll Toomer's a lot this year! :)

These pictures were taken after Auburn's victory over Alabama in the 2010 Iron Bowl. It is important to note that the game was played at The University of Alabama (3 hours from campus) so all of these people were people who did not even go to the game but drove up to campus after the victory to roll Toomer' was one hell of a night, and that's all I'll say about that one...

If you are ever down in the southeast and want to see college football at its finest, experience one of the best college game day atmospheres in the country and witness something truly unique and spectacular in the Auburn Family...look me up...I'd be glad to show you how we do football Saturdays in Auburn!
I believe in Auburn and love it!

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