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And this little ditty that says what the majority of Alabama fans were probably thinking:


"The Alabama offensive coach should be taken out behind the Auburn stadium and shot. That 3rd down pass play was the dumbest play in the history of Alabama football. Get some new coaches http://www.giantsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Eli-Apple-Giants-Jersey/ , I can give you some names."


The great thing about football mania is that it is the most honest kind of fanaticism, breaking all barriers of race, gender and age. Even the teachers in our elementary and middle schools fan the fire. Chelsea, my 9 year old, came home Friday with tears in her eyes because her teacher, a woman she respects and loves, wore a jersey to school. My little girlwas devastated.


"Mrs. Smith is for http://www.giantsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Dwayne-Harris-Giants-Jersey/ , daddy. I can't believe it. I'm never going back to school again! Never!" Great, a 9 year old dropout. Thank you for ruining my baby's life.


Sometimes I wonder if we take our football too seriously in Alabama. It wouldn't surprise me if legislators in Montgomery passed a law requiring everyone to put their team preferences on the back of their driver's license. A harmless idea, I suppose, unless you get pulled over by a state trooper who roots for the other side.


"Mr. Jones, I'm only going to issue you a warning this time, but... uh oh, says here on the back of your license that you're an Alabama fan. That changes things a bit. It's a good thing you marked this organ donor box. You're about to make some kidney patient very happy. Step out of the car please..."


Football fanaticism has been known to break up families http://www.giantsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Dominique-Rodgers-Cromartie-Giants-Jersey/ , cause domestic violence, and drive otherwise sane people to do really stupid things. Take my brother, Shemp, for example. Shemp is a rabid fan who somehow managed to hitch his marital wagon to a lovely woman who is an equally rabid fan. Talk about your mixed marriages. I don't think that "Men Are From Mars" guy put this chapter in his book.

Shemp and his wife get along as well as any married couple, until their teams play each other. Then things turn ugly, Veeeery ugly. Shemp takes over the house like a Branch Davidian at a real estate auction, refusing to let his wife in until after the game http://www.giantsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Devon-Kennard-Giants-Jersey/ , which is just fine with her. She would rather watch the game at her sister's house because her husband is, and I'm quoting her, "an obnoxious fan!"

Hmm, I didn't know there was any other kind.

It is worth noting that we Alabamians are not the only ones who go nuts over college football. Take last weekend's MichiganOhio State game, for example, which Michigan won 20-14. 120 people were ejected from the stadium for being drunk. Seven fans were ejected for disorderly conduct, six for urinating in public http://www.giantsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Darian-Thompson-Giants-Jersey/ , four for being on the field during the game and two for possession of marijuana. One fan was also ejected for assault. Someone must have drank his beer while he was down urinating on the goal post.

When this year's Iron Bowl came to a close, the Auburn Tigers came out the winners by one very slim point. I discovered something then, watching the Auburn players celebrate and the Alabama players cry. I discovered that it really didn't matter which team I had been rooting for because in the end, I was happy and sad, elated and disappointed, amazed and upset.

Both teams played their hearts out and I think we should, as a state http://www.giantsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Damon-Harrison-Giants-Jersey/ , be proud of Alabama and Auburn. It's just a damn shame that in football somebody has to lose.

And still you ask, which team was I rooting for?

None of your business.

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