You know Southerners love their college football, and it’s becoming a habit to have a Southern team play in the BCS Championship Game. This year, there are two great Southern teams vying for the title.
Florida State University and Auburn University are old friends and have met many times before. Both are located about four hours from Fairhope, and as someone who was born in and lives in Alabama, but graduated from FSU, (GASP! WHAT? You didn’t know that???) Â I almost feel bad about wanting to beat Auburn. I have many good friends who are Auburn graduates and as far as football fans go, they are fairly friendly and good natured. Several have even invited me to watch the game with them. Ummm . . . no thank you.
Auburn is on a lucky streak this year, and I’m not sure I want to be in a room full of Tiger fans if things turn against my Seminoles.
As far as football fans go, believe me, there are several other teams I would be much more excited about laying a whoopin’ on than Auburn. I won’t name them here, but see me after class and I’ll whisper Â their names in your ear.
It’s also a shame fans in the Southeast have to drag ourselves across the country to Pasadena, California to settle this. It seems like we could all meet about half way at Dothan High School and get it over with. Â I would even bring deviled eggs and cheese straws to the tailgate.
But I guess we have to do what we have to do.
So, bring it on.
Here’s how the results were calculated. First, I compared mascots and symbols.
Then, I passed the ball to the alumni. . .
Auburn University has one of my favorite locals as a graduate . . .
Auburn also claims one of my favorite columnists . . .
But hang on, because the ball changed possession, and two of my favorite FSU graduates took their turn. Â I’m sure you’ll agree, their contributions to the world are worthy of big points.
Another Seminole touchdown!
And the final nail in the coffin for Auburn, the ultimate reason Florida State University will dominate the BCS Championship game and everything else in the world . . .