Not Much to Say

I just don’t have much to say today. I was feeling a little down last night. Maybe it was being alone on Thanksgiving; perhaps it was something else. I am not sure what it was. I think we probably all have days when we just feel a little down. Hopefully, my mood will improve over the weekend. The Iron Bowl is tomorrow. If Alabama wins, that should lift my mood. For an Alabamian who loves football, this is the event of the year. The Iron Bowl is one of the biggest rivalries in college football between the Auburn University Tigers and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. It’s more important than the National Championship or the Super Bowl. The rivalry dates back to 1893, though it hasn’t been played every year; in fact, it was not played at all between 1907 and 1948 but has been played every year since the rivalry restarted. Alabama leads the series with 46 to Auburn’s 37. The game ended in a tie only once in 1907. This year, Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday and will be unable to coach in tomorrow’s game.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

2 responses to “Not Much to Say

  • Marshall Johnson

    I have never seen such rivalry. I did not grow up in Alabama and I went to Vanderbilt where a football game was an excuse for a party – before, during and after regardless of who won.
    My first year in Alabama I was invited to an Iron Bowl party. I was totally shocked at how “friends” could be do ugly to each other over a football game. I never went to another Iron Bowl party. In fact, I went to Florida for thanksgiving weekend every year until I moved to Prague.

    • Joe

      It can actually be a very nasty rivalry. I know of one person who was shot and killed over a dispute about the Iron Bowl.

      Interestingly, Alabama fans put their hatred of Auburn aside to vote for the imbecilic former Auburn football coach Tommy Tubberville for the US Senate, even though he lacks knowledge of basic facts about government, just because he’s a Republican.

      Stupidity in Alabama apparently knows no bounds.

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