One of my favorite bloggers is A Free Man–otherwise known as Chris in Australia. Chris writes about his kids (including the lastest–a boy born just a couple of days ago), about living in Australia, sometimes about science (have to admit that I just skim those), lots about music and…this time of year…about his beloved Georgia Bulldogs.
Chris is a fan. His blood runs black and red. And Chris gets it. He understands Southern football. Despite living thousands of miles away…despite living a jillion times zones away…he’s already planning his listening in the wee hours.
I’d be doing the exact same thing if I lived in Oz. I’d just be cheering for a different team.
As much as Chris loves Georgia, that’s how much I love the University of Tennessee.
They haven’t played well for a few years now, but tomorrow ushers in a new era. A young, brash new coach is at the helm and he makes his debut at 11:30 Saturday.
Today is National College Colors day. Everyone is supposed to wear their school’s colors. Unfortunately, I work for a rival college and my wearing of orange would not have been smiled upon.
But I wore it anyway.
They just couldn’t see it. 🙂
UPDATE–the Vols won, 63-7. There will be a much tougher test Saturday when UCLA comes to town.