It’s gonna be a helluva game. These two teams have hated each other for generations, both have been recent National Champions, and now, they are ranked #2 and #3. It’s normally a big game, but adding to the pressure, the President is attending. It’s going to be wild. Can’t wait. Climb in, we’re going to leave Death Valley, Tiger Town, USA, and cross Mississippi, but we have to hurry.
We going to head up I-20, bang a left to Tuscaloosa, AL.
Don’t give a damn if you don’t like football. This weekend, Saturday at 2:30pm on CBS, you have to be a fan. These are the champions. It’s the place to be. Take in the buzz. Bathe in testosterone. Slop around and revel in it. Eat what you want. Smell the sweat. Kiss a pretty girl. Have a beer…. and watch our titans play. Love every minute of it.
As an Ole Miss Alum, we were born and bred to detest BOTH teams. To cheer for either side would be like Ben Rhodes, as a trusted member of the TRUMP admin (unthinkable), having sex with Russian triplets in the Oval Office (all of it is unthinkable) . It will be a tough choice in our house this Saturday. Team loyalty is like a religion. In fact, Big T and his buddies went to a LSU spring training, baseball workout. They sat out in right field and had done research on the outfielders. They dogged the poor kid so badly he was pulled from the game. Sports is like war. All is fair.
Of course, my girlfriends are just as bad, probably worse. This is what we think of LSU Cheerleaders.
But don’t think all Louisiana girls look like that. Matt Flynn was the quarterback for LSU, THIS WAS HIS GIRLFRIEND. She was Miss Louisiana.
Of course, you might remember the time Brent Musburger embarrassed himself over the girlfriend of the Alabama Quarterback. They interviewed the couple but Brent ignored the quarterback. Whoops….. Remember her? She was Miss Alabama.
Yeah, well, just remember, I’m the Mississippi redhead in the middle of Louisiana and Alabama. Yeah……. anyway…..
Alabama has won so many championships lately, almost everyone in the country is green with envy and resentful. But those sweet boys from Alabama were kind to our President when they won the Championship and visited the WH.
The problem with Alabama is that Sabin is prone to be a jackass.
In order to understand the backstory of why everyone in the SEC hates LSU, you have to understand the corn dog “thing”. Bottom line, no one eats a corn dog when we have such an abundance of great food in the south. Yet, for some reason, we think a “Tiger”, the mascot of LSU, loves corn dogs, and we think LSU fans SMELL like corn dogs… which generally pisses them off.
Cajuns are not like us. Don’t you see that, yet? They are really sensitive about being sniffed and about their corn dog aroma. They know they smell like corn dogs and it is no laughing matter to them at all.
I know, I know. We sniff the Bammers and the UGA Dawgs and the Ole Messes, and we keep a straight face with each of them, but don’t press your luck with the Cajun tiger fans. Don’t refer to Death Valley as corn dog valley either. I mean that’s just wrong. Even if you’ve been drinking, they’ll beat you up and curse out your kids.
But it’s all in good fun, we get along, especially if we have to play Ohio State.
Midday on Friday, expect the grills, tents, and coolers, to roll into Tuscaloosa.
Never underestimate the creativity of a man when he’s intent on cooking meat. Same guy from up top turned his old car into a grill. Waste not, want not. Love the flames.
We’ll all eat great food.
The kids will all have a great time.
Moms and dads will unpack and repack.
Another terrific weekend.
But this weekend game is a little different. We’re playing for all the marbles. LSU and Alabama are ranked #2 and #3, both with first place votes. Between College Football Ranking and AP Top 25, there’s only NINE votes between Ohio State, LSU, and Alabama. We’re ignoring Clemson for now.
Whoever wins this game will probably be ranked #1. So, yeah, this is a big game.
Our boys will leave it all on the field, probably the most important game of their young lives. Let’s hope there are no injuries.
The President will arrive in Alabama for the game. There will be extra security in the “student section” and the students have been threatened by administration to not protest, or lose seasons tickets, etc. Trying to stay focused on the big game, not let the stress get into your head. The national media is already in Alabama, and they are getting an earful. Social media is having a field day.
On Saturday, Tuscaloosa is the place to be. A late-season championship game. In the end, there can only be one winner. It’s true, I do love the South.
Cheapest ticket is now $273.
See you on Saturday!