Alabama or Auburn? Pick One.

 

football rivalryFew states boast a football rivalry like the one in the state of Alabama. Anyone who lives or has passed through the state of Alabama in their life time has, most likely, at least heard of the great rivalry between the college football teams of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn University’s Tigers.  One literally cannot travel more than a couple of miles in the state of Alabama without seeing flags flying for one team or the other.  As early as 1893 people began paying tribute to either Auburn University’s team or University of Alabama’s team. While both teams have been number one In college football at one time or another. over the years, fans’ loyalty stands whether their team has a winning season or not.

Families are often divided by which team members choose to support.  Imagine a husband and wife team or partners who are cheering for opposing teams at the Iron Bowl.  The Iron Bowl is the yearly game between Alabama and Auburn.  I’ve heard of couples even sleeping in separate bedrooms after the game, as one or the other was in the “dog house” for crossing the line in showing their team spirit.  I’ve seen brother fighting brother over which team was the best.  Fans have even been arrested in the last few years for defacing property at the school of which they weren’t a supporter.  There’s a fine line between enthusiastic and overbearing! Don’t be that guy.

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