We are redefining crazy at my house.
My husband has lost his ever livin' mind.
Before I explain, let me back up a bit...
We grew up in the South. We grew up watching and loving SEC football. We both grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. I went away to college to the University of Alabama. My husband went to the hometown University of Tennessee.
This past Sunday our house was full of music. It was scary. Sweet Home Alabama followed by Rocky Top followed by Sweet Home Alabama followed by Rocky Top... thank goodness our windows were shut or our neighbors would have thought we had lost it.
My husband has lost it.
He just informed me that he is going to continue to cheer for Tennessee when they are winning this weekend even though I am going to be sad. He says he knows I am going to be sad and it isn't going to stop him.
I thought I knew what crazy was until now.
Alabama is ranked #1 or #2, depending on which poll you look at.
Tennessee isn't ranked.
The beauty of SEC football is that it is going to be a good game. I have no doubt about it. Even so, the odds are slightly in Alabama's favor.
Between now and Saturday, we are going to redefine crazy at my house. We are going to trash talk. We are going to reminisce about past football games. We are going to encourage our kids to root for our teams. We are going to listen to the songs. We are going to trash talk about football. We will not stop until we hear the last song at the game - whether it be Rocky Top or Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer.
For anyone that's lives in the Pacific Northwest with us, well... our behavior this week might be a bit unnerving. Don't let us scare you. We will return to our normal grit lovin', southern twang talkin', sweet tea drinkin' selves next week.