Tuesday, August 28, 2012

the 10 commandments

It's here, ya'll.
Tomorrow is my Friday because I'm heading to Shreveport for the aTm vs. LaTech game, dove season opening day, and my Momma bears birthday! 
Busy weekend my friends.  
So you're probably asking yourself, "self, if Sarah is an Arkansas alum, why in the world would she care to go to a aTm vs. LaTech game?" 
Well you see, my step dad (aka papa bear) is a Tech alum, and any chance to tailgate...well, natually I'm there.  Normally, if you're not playing the team, then you route for your fellow SECers.  Well, I'm not afraid to say that I hope Tech woops the life right out of A&M.  
Sorry, I'm not sorry.
In the excitement of football season, I found this article from Southern Living and knew I just had to share.
The 10 Commandments of College Football:
1. Thou shalt wear team colors. But think twice before adorning yourself with body paint—you don’t want to be the Internet photo that goes viral.
2. Thou shalt know—and sing—your team’s fight song from beginning to end. Sure, you can “watermelon watermelon” your way through the alma mater, but not memorizing the fight song is a fan failure.
3. Thou shalt keep your language clean (unless, of course, the quarterback fumbles on fourth and goal).
4. Thou shalt support the coach. Even when his calls are questionable.
5. Thou shalt be respectful to visiting teams. Remember: Southern ladies and gentlemen never boo.
6. Thou shalt set up a tailgate no fewer than three hours before kickoff (six if it’s a night game). Table linens and matching huggers encouraged, but not required.
7. Thou shalt theme your tailgate food around the visiting rival. Gator bites, anyone?
8. Thou shalt stay through the fourth quarter—rain or shine. That’s what ponchos are for, y’all.
9. Thou shalt respect the solemnity of Game Day by planning weddings, births, and other life events around the football schedule.
10. Thou shalt not covet other teams’ bowl games, national championships, or Heisman Trophy wins. There’s always next year.
Um...have truer words ever been spoken? 
I think not.

So get your tailgate ready and lets shout "WOO PIG SOOIE"!!


Kate said...

Hahahaha. I love this! I'm in one of my best girlfriend's weddings this year that falls on Rivalry week (ours is Florida/Florida State) I almost died. HOW does anyone do that? lol

bailey j said...

This is so cute and makes me wish I was a football fan. Football isn't even a big deal (or much of a deal at all) when you are an island girl from Canada aha.

Charlene ♥ said...

I love this!

Lauren said...

i might be stealing this. Don't hate me! :) It'll be Hotty Toddy style though!

Mallory Castleberry said...

Love it!

The Pink Growl said...

Such a cool pic! Love your football commandments!

Stephany Hyder said...

I'm loving it! Can I use those ten commandments and link back? Great post!!