Another Southern Football Saturday

Just a fun post about Saturday!

I love football traditions in the South.  Most of them involve tailgate parties with lots of good food and lots of various beverages.  Lots of music and a time to meet new friends.  Yesterday was no exception.  It was Parents Weekend at Florida State – and even though we go every weekend – we were excited to participate.

Our son Ethan decided to participate in Fall Rush this year and he is currently a pledge with Kappa Sigma fraternity.  It was a fun time Saturday morning meeting his pledge brothers as well as current Kappa Sigs.  Live music on the deck accompinied by random introductions to other parents made the morning seem to fly by.  Our daughter Meghan was in Phi Mu sorrority at Florida State and we participated in a few parents weekend brunchs with her over the years as well.  Fraternities pregame differently than sorrorities!

It’s always a good time before a football game.  People are just generally in good moods!  And it always is a plus when your team wins as FSU beat North Carolina State 34-0!

Earlier in the week a fraternity brother of mine from Auburn University randomly asked me if I was going to the AU/Ol Miss game over the weekend.  I only recently reconnected with this former roommate so I was kinda of suprised at the question.  Come to find out, several of our fraternity brothers were gathering in Auburn this weekend, had hired a band for Friday night and were just wanting to reconnect with as many as possible.  This is the kind of thing that makes football in the South special.  I don’t know if they would have done that for an Auburn baseball game!  It was fun to watch Auburn win – although my view was from my living room.

Until you experience a college football weekend in the South, you have never really experienced football!  People love their teams and get passionate about them!

I like to see people express their passions!  That’s what makes good things better!

 

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About Lee Ellzey

Christ Follower, Husband, Father. Like to read. Like to help others. Learning to love life more than ever! View all posts by Lee Ellzey

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