Do you wear your colors?

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I have a question for you.  Do you wear your colors?  Are you displaying them proudly?  What am I talking about, you ask?  Football.  In the Fall, in the South, football reigns as  the biggest topic of conversation.  The preacher includes a little football in his sermons, teenagers talk about the game from Friday night, women talk about tailgating { stay tuned for that topic tomorrow} and men talk about which player and/or which coach made the right calls or passes.

Team supporters attend the games dressed in their school colors proudly waving, chanting or ringing a bell to display their appreciative, encouraging, and loyal support for their team and its players to win.  Occasionally among these fans, rivalry lust consumes and the banter dangerously dips close towards talk of domination and annihilation. Football is serious stuff!

Southern football fans are not only school loyal but also region loyal.  When their team is not playing its rival from the same state and hoping for bragging rights, they proudly cheer and/or sympathize with the other team from their state or region.  After all, school rivalries don’t matter during that game.

Some loyal fans even display a banner in their yard proclaiming their allegiance to the team of their choice year-round.  Football takes such a precedence here that brides {myself included} schedule their weddings around the big games in order to ensure people will be able to attend their ceremony.   If that’s not crazy for the love of pigskin, I don’t know what is!

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Which team do you cheer on to victory?



“For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena.  We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.”  1 Corinthians 4:9  NIV Bible

4 thoughts on “Do you wear your colors?

  1. Yes ma’am, I wear my Scarlet and Grey here in Columbus, Ohio home of the Ohio State Buckeyes! Football is king here, and we drape ourselves in our colors whether you’re a student, alumni (like me) or not! And yes for the ladies it’s a bit of a fashion show in the “Horseshoe,” with lots of blingy logos, coordinating jewelry, and a popular trend for many years now is necklaces made of real buckeye nuts and scarlet and grey beads. Food and tailgating is huge too.

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