Saying all of that, it’s hard to go through a year like last year — when I’m pretty sure I could count the devoted Auburn fans in this city on one hand — to this year when every time I turn around I’m bumping into a tiger shirt. Don’t get me wrong — I’m very happy to know that Auburn does indeed have fans in our local area. But I really wish these guys wouldn’t have been in hiding mode during our bad years. I’ve seen so many people come out and say that they are now Auburn fans, when they couldn’t be found even watching a game last year. I think there is something to be said for devotion to a team.
And although I know that Alabama lost to Auburn a few weeks ago, I hope this doesn’t keep their fans from pulling for the red and white in the Sugar Bowl in January.
Yes, I run my mouth far too much about Auburn football. I say more than I should, and I usually pay for that. But this year, my constant run of the jaws landed me actually winning two bets in which my die-hard Alabama friend will be sipping his sodas from a rather large Auburn cup this entire month, and next Sunday he will be sporting the cutest little blue shirt which says, “I hate Alabama” in large, orange writing.
If you recall, last year I lost a bet in which my wonderful husband required me to wear a bright red shirt that said, “I hate Auburn” in white letters. So his friend is having to pay for his crimes this year.
It doesn’t really matter if you are an Alabama fan or an Auburn fan, just be true to your team. Don’t flip flop when the seasons get too tough or your team starts slipping. You can still yell at your team and coaches through the television every week like I do — just stand by your choice and don’t be a turncoat during the off-season because your team gets picked outside of the top 25. Check out what Auburn did this year when the odds were not in their favor at all.