Before joining the great folks at Chat Sports, I posted a few blogs with the great Alabama-Tennessee website, 3sib.com. That stands for Third Saturday In Blogtober in honor of one of the most storied rivalries in college football, the Third Saturday in October. Arguably more storied than the Iron Bowl.
I love the website because the Alabama and Tennessee game has always been special to me. I lived in Alabama until I was seven years old when my family and I moved to Tennessee. My dad was born and raised in Winchester, Tennessee and went to high school with that Fulmer guy that coached in Knoxville.
Phillip Fulmer's uncle preached my grandmother's funeral, but that doesn't change the fact that I hate the color orange and all things associated with it. The sun, pumpkins, oranges, orange jello, spray tanned grannies, and American cheese. I hate them all.
I've always had family in Tennessee, but my dad did not begin following football closely until I was born in Sylacauga, Alabama. He liked Paul "Bear" Bryant and enjoyed watching 'Bama play and he was addicted to the 'Tide before he even knew it hit him. This addiction was passed on to me and we shared it alongside my mother who had no choice but to join in so as not to absolutely lose her mind while she was in the same room with us.
The first piece I posted on the blog was about my life as an Alabama football fan growing up in the state of Tennessee. In the spirit of Tennessee Week for 'Bama, I invite you to read In Enemy Territory -- Life as an Alabama Fan in Big Orange Country.
Some of you may have a similar experience. Feel free to share.
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