I was never interested in college football until I met my husband. As I've stated in previous posts, I grew up in Delaware. Sure, Delaware has football, but my family and friends were never into going to games or watching games on t.v. (I don't even know if they were broadcasted). When I went off to college, I chose a small college in Virginia...so small that they did not have a football team. The homecoming game was a soccer game! So I never experienced the whole Saturday tailgating, going to the game, fanaticism, etc.
I need to clarify when I started to become interested in College football, because as stated my husband is a great fan, I however, didn't become interested until I experienced the phenomenon which is College football in the South. Southerners love them some college football! (now, I know there are other regions in the country which are just as college football crazy, but the South is what I've experienced).
So after I moved to Florida the brainwashing slowly took hold...I am now officially apart of the Gator Nation. I wear University of Florida colors on the weekend, I pass strangers with the same colors and we exchange the "Go Gators" greeting. I experienced my first live game about 5 or 6 years ago; that's when I was done...The energy, noise, excitement of a live game at The Swamp! I was hooked...I even looked into how I could become a Bull Gator...I abandoned that idea when I discovered it costs $10,000 a year and that doesn't include or guarantee seats and/or tailgating parking, etc, etc. (Believe me, if I had that extra money lying around...it would be going into the University of Florida coffers!).
So I am off to look for some new blog bling...some that will allow me to represent during the season. But before I sign off, one more thing....Go Gators!