Monday, August 29, 2011

My Crazy Life – The First Church of Southern Football re-opens its doors….August 29, 2011

            It’s almost September, and The First Church of Southern Football has re-opened its doors, and the faithful congregation is back in the fold. And, as anyone from the South will tell you, Saturday is considered a Holy Day around here.

            I began devouring my Southern Living magazine the minute I grabbed it from the mailbox, and found The 10 Commandments of College Football Fandom. I just knew that I had to share this with everyone. I hope you enjoy it.

The 10 Commandments of College Football Fandom

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 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.

So…who will you be rooting for?

Geaux LSU Tigers!
Donna ‘Lucy’


  1. Sing it, sister! Can I get an AMEN??

    Lol! I'm ready for college ball to start too!

    ORANGE POWER! Go OSU Cowboys!


  2. loved this! I'm a huge football fan myself, but since I'm from Canada, it's the CFL all the way. I'm a crazy Rider fan. Go GREEN!

  3. I have a feeling it's going to be a long season for my Boilermakers as they seem to have a lot of injuries. Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte'. I'm happy to return the follow!

  4. I LOVE this list. I agree with number 3 wholeheartedly :)

  5. Hi Donna,
    Hope you are well, I bought the cupcake book from Marks and Spencer, i have included a link to show you the books that they have available, the “Easy Cupcakes” book is most similar to mine...
    Hope this helps, thank you for your lovely comments left on my blog.
    Claire x

  6. This cracked me up- it's so true!

  7. We will be rooting Razorbacks all the way!!

  8. I love the commandments. Thank you for taking part in Contigo Autoseal giveaway. Just want to let you know that your comment should fetch you up to four entries or more and increase your chances of winning. If you want, you could come and write all the things you did in separate comments. Thank you.

  9. Hi! Brittany here from You Me & Remy following you back on GFC and Facebook! Thanks for visiting, you have a lovely blog.

    xx Brittany


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