Even though it is 96 degrees outside the football season in the South is in full swing. What is it about college football that is so much fun? Watching college football on Saturday afternoons in the fall is so ingrained in my DNA that I have passed my love of the game to my children.
I love the loyalty that college fans have for their team. Wearing school mascot shirts, temporary tattoos on cheeks and decorating vehicles in school colors is part of the fun of college football. Our love of tailgating, including elaborate food served off of huge grills, flatscreen TVs and RVs decorated to the hilt is as much fun as the actual game. Families and friends gather before the game to celebrate and cheer their team to victory. The pregame tailgate is a tradition for many families that set mood for the big game.
Luckily the team I follow is a great team. Being the largest school in one of the smallest state make a perfect combination for a faithfull following. The Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas has an almost cult following for hogs fans. Our cheer called the Hog Call is heard from one end of the state to the other before, during and after games during the fall. Even seeing a fellow hog fan in another state is grounds to break into a hog call as we greet Hog fans all over the world.
Another season started today and hopefully it will a great season full of fun and team rivalries for fans to enjoy as records are set and dream seasons are made. Saturdays are made for memories, enjoy the season while you can.