Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Southern Series: Football

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I stumbled across this article last fall and bookmarked it with the intent of getting back to it.  Little did I know it would take me two months and almost to the end of the season!

The author, Kimberly Archie, takes on the notion of Southern Women and football and I have a few ~just a few~ *winks* thoughts on the subject.  Now Ms. Archie doesn't go into great detail,  but she seems to imply that Game Day is Sunday. 

Y'all, I think she missed the boat.  In my opinion, Southern Women watch football on Saturday.  "Us" girls from The Great White North are the ones watching on Sunday!

My very scientific evidence: My facebook page, of course.

LAST week, when 'Bama was playing LSU in the Whatever Bowl, ~Hey, I knew who was playing, and I know who won, even if I didn't watch and can't tell you the name of the Bowl -BCS, maybe???~ my facebook page was FULL of "Roll Tides" and .... well, mostly just "Roll Tides"  from my Below the Mason Dixon Line, both MALE and FEMALE.

*Consequently, my part of The South happens to have three D1 schools within about 30 minutes of each other... it gets a little dicey on the facebook page sometimes, especially if one is playing the other!*

THIS weekend... well, now that the NFL is in playoff mode, it was the whole weekend and not just Sunday, but THIS weekend, all my northern friends where posting... especially last night! ~Sorry, Mrs 4444~

The children and I certainly were at a good friends house, for some southern hospitality and there was much food to go around, but the hostess with the mostess; She may live Below the Mason Dixon Line, but she still walks the dawg and drinks cawfee just like me!

So what are your thoughts, my lady readers, football on Saturday, Sunday, both or not at all?

11 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I was delighted to marry a man who doesn't watch football.

Heather said...

I wholeheartedly agree. In the South it is all college ball and in the North it is all Professional. It is actually really interesting how there is such a divide.

When we lived in the South it used to drive my NJ native husband a little crazy with all the college talk!

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

We know a whole load of Roll Tide people - glad my hub is more of the cooking in the kitchen kind of guy and happy to catch a few highlights of the game ;)

Slamdunk said...

Ha, I think you are onto something here. My initial thought would be that since the South features the SEC or best college football conference in the country, it generates so much excitement every week that no wonder so many folks are glued to their tvs on Saturday.

In contrast, other parts of the country have become so championship starved that they have to turn to the NFL to cheer their local team to win.

Just my two cents.

Diane said...

I'm a southern woman who has never, ever, given two good cents about watching football and was careful (both times) in choosing a husband who doesn't either. ;)

Mrs4444 said...

I know many male Wisconsin Badgers fans, but not too many women. Milwaukee Brewers fans are plentiful on both sides of the gender aisle. You are right, though; Sunday is my football day. The only time I watch college football is when the Badgers are in the playoffs. :)

Thanks for the condolences... :(

Dianne said...

Saturday, and roll tide. lol

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Wednesday!

Helene said...

I don't watch football so I usually try to run my errands on football days! My husband will watch any time there's a good game on and my boys have started watching with him.

Not a Perfect Mom said...

no football in this house! yay! DH is content to keep up with the scores only online...

angie said...

This is the second football post I've read today! :) I'm not a huge football fan, but part of that is that I'm not really into sitting through sporting events in person or on TV. :) I'd rather read a book. :)