Tuesday, January 6, 2009

football.

Yes, I am ready for some, thank you for asking!

I went to my grandparents' house in Baton Rouge this Monday and the drive down gave me time to do some deep, contemplative thinking- namely about why I hate the Florida Gators. This topic came up because I read an article in the paper that morning about Tim Tebow, and it had a big section about his faith and how important it is to him. I have to say, it kind of took the wind out of my hating-the-Gators sails. I mean, I would still dislike them, but Tebow kind of put a damper on all the fun.

Now, I hate Ole Miss. And I hate Ole Miss for solid, specific, and eternally unchanging reasons. Yes, Oxford is a charming Southern town Square Books William Faulkner blah blah blah. It doesn't change how much I dislike you and want you to lose, Colonel Reb. But when I started to think about it, my reasons for disliking Florida were vague and harder to pinpoint. (It reminded me of when I couldn't resist taking a 'What Kind of Tom Brady Hater Are You?' quiz on MSN sports; it informed me at the end that I was a 'shallow, uninformed Tom Brady hater'. "That's RIGHT!" I said.) I finally decided it was mainly due to Steve Spurrier, who is no longer there, so that wasn't a great reason. It might also have something to do with the fact that they continually insist on defeating LSU, but I try not to think about that.

So, in summary, I will be cheering for Florida in the BCS National Championship game. I mean, I'm just glad that once again the SEC has a team playing for the national championship. (I feel that here is where I need to remind certain individuals that some conferences, such as the PAC 10, have NO teams in the national championship game.) In any case, I'm just excited to see some NCAA football again. Then I can fully devote myself to basketball season!

4 comments:

Kellen & Becca Farmer said...

Wow. I feel like I have had the same conversation with myself!! haha!

Becca

Anonymous said...

Who knew you harbored such strong feelings about football?!
Mom

Anonymous said...

You need a little fatherly instruction Sarah. First, Florida doesn't "continually" beat LSU, they only "occasionally" beat LSU. No problem with anything you said about ole miss.

With respect to the PAC 10, I won't mention the names of any schools, but we (as in LSU) actually have a common bond with UCLA. We both routinely knock USC (University of Spoiled Children) out of the BCS national title chase. That's pretty fun...

Love,

Dad

Pastor Mike said...

I never knew I had such a strong affection for LSU. Anyone who beats USC out of a national championship is someone I would have to like. So go Bruins and go Tigers!