Do you know what really sucks?
It really sucks when you football team loses.
It sucks even worse when you are at the football game watching your beloved Crimson Tide crumble and fall right before your eyes.
It sucks bad.
But, other than that little (huge) set back Saturday evening, our weekend in Oxford was pretty fun. Steven and I headed over to Mississippi after work on Friday and met up with my parents and several friends. We spent Friday night in downtown Oxford with the entire population of the state of not only Mississippi but also Alabama. Seriously, that place was packed tight.
Saturday morning we woke bright and early to College Gameday on tv. We poured mimosas, put on our lucky under garments, pinned on our lucky buttons and headed over to the Grove to listen to Katy Perry perform on stage while tailgating with 200,000 of our closest friends and rivals. It was set up to be the perfect day...
After tailgating all morning, my mom and I left the boys in the Grove and we headed into the stadium to watch (what was supposed to be) an awesome game. We were in a sea of rebels. Literally. There wasn't even one other Alabama fan in our section. I tried to cheer on my boys the best I could, but in the end I was left trying to escape the stadium as fast as I possibly could while everyone else around me was hightailing it to the field.
It's obvious how this kid felt about Alabama. Those two fingers got quite the exercise Saturday afternoon.
I spent the rest of Saturday drinking away my sorrows while watching the entire student body carry two goalposts through the Grove.
They do know that they need those things to stay on the field if they want to play anymore football this season, right?
Oh, did I mention that I volunteered to go back to this town in just a mere two weeks to see Ole Miss take on Tennessee? I was planning to cheer on the rebels for that game, but now I just may have to wear traffic cone orange like my husband will be doing. Better yet, maybe I'll just stick to wearing all black. After all, chances are I'll likely still be in mourning from this weekend's brutal letdown.