Saturday, November 28, 2009

Why Auburn?

The alarm went off at 4:20 am for me on Friday. The annual Black Friday sales. I must say the Christmas spirit is slow for me this year. I usually would tell you, I am done shopping at this point. I had other things on my mind this Black Friday...like IRON BOWL 2009. I rushed home to shower and we were on the road by 9. I thought for sure I would sleep on the way down but with two kids in the back seat that was not an option. It was a beautiful Auburn Day and we were pumped throughout most of the game...until the last 2 minutes. And then this face happened.
This picture kinda breaks my heart. And can you explain this to me? Why won't my child nap any other time then 4th quarter at an Auburn game?
But the biggest question is why Auburn? Why do I love Auburn? Why do I drag 2 kids to games in all temperatures to experience it? Why does my heart beat fast when I get off the interstate or in our case Hwy 14? Because of this...
The faithful that stay and sing "It's Great 2 B and Auburn Tiger." They sing it so loud that I never had to hear that Rammer Jammer song. Auburn does have a way of living inside you. It makes you cry when you see the Eagle fly or the team run on the field. Auburn is not about a Coach, a player or a place. It is about a family. And that is why Auburn lives in me.

2 comments:

The Price's said...

Well said!!!! Unless Auburn lives inside you, you have NO idea what's it's like to be an Auburn Tiger! Those Bama "fans" have no idea....

Amy Leigh said...

I almost feel sorry for them, since they don't get it. I didn't hear Rammer Jammer either!! How great is that!