Friday, October 11, 2013

Are You a College Football Fanatic?

When fall rolls around it means back to school, cooler weather, shorter days, and COLLEGE FOOTBALL!! I’ll admit to being one of “those” fans that’s a little obsessed with my team. I won’t mention my favorite team by name but let’s just say I’m from Louisiana. If you look forward to Saturday as much as I do, then you may be a serious college football fan. Here are some of the other telltale signs…

1. You begin every Saturday watching ESPN Gameday.
2. Most of your wardrobe is in your team’s colors including shoes, socks, and jewelry.
3. At kickoff, you have gone through as many good luck rituals as any player.
4. Your neighbors have learned to ignore blood-curdling screams coming from your house during a game.
5. You have deep love and respect for your coach/you hate and trash your coach all in the span of two plays.
6. You have a deep love and respect for your quarterback/you hate and trash your quarterback in the span of one play.
7. It’s okay for you to trash talk your team but nobody else is allowed to diminish their awesomeness.
8. You own a complete set of party ware with your team logo.
9. Proudly fly team flag in front of your home unless it is a holiday when the American flag is flown.
10. Your pets have team jerseys, bandanas, collars, and leashes.
11. You simply don’t understand why anyone would plan a party, wedding, or funeral during a scheduled game.
12. When officials make a call against your team, they’re blind idiots. When officials make a call in your team's favor, they’re geniuses.
13. You believe all of the different conferences are tough but yours in the toughest.
14. If someone forgets and calls you during game, it goes straight to voice mail. There’s no dying or emergencies allowed during a game. Sorry.
15. A win or loss sets the mood for the rest of the day.
16. If a storm knocks out power, you have back-up plan.
17. There is that one rival team that inspires a hatred that coould be borderline psychotic.
18. You prefer to watch game in the privacy of your own home because people stare when you display your intense team spirit in public places.
19. You think college games are better because the players perform for team and school pride, not for millions of dollars.
20. Everyone is entitled to their favorite teams and you understand their loyalty. You secretly know their loyalty is wasted on the wrong team.

If any of these items describe you, congratulations! You are hopelessly addicted to college football and it our time of the year! So put on your team clothes, grab your team koozie with your favorite beverage, pile up on the game snacks, and get ready for some football!! Have a great season!

Game Day Recipe

Ro-Tel Cheese Dip

1 ~ 1 lb. (16 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drain approx. 90% of juice
1 Lb. ground beef

Brown and drain ground beef.
Combine Velveeta and Ro*Tel in microwaveable bowl.
Microwave on High for 5 minutes or until Velveeta is melted completely and mixture is well blended. Stir after first 3 minutes.
Remove and add ground beef. Serve with chips.

Pet Care Tip for Today

I have seen several news reports recently on dogs that have eaten poison mushrooms and become violently ill and worse. While 99% of mushrooms are non-toxic, the 1% can cause life-threatening risk to your pet. It is difficult to tell which ones are okay so the best advice is to keep your dog away from areas where mushrooms are growing. If you notice them springing up in your yard after a rain, remove and discard them. Be sure to wear gloves before handling mushrooms. If you suspect your pet has ingested a wild mushroom, contact your vet or animal poison control immediately.


  1. I'm more of a baseball fan. St. Louis Cardinals, to be specific. Which means I have the National League playoff game on right now!

  2. I don't have a particular favorite pro baseball team so I'll hope the Cardinals win!!

  3. We are big cardinals fans here! I stayed up til 1230 watching the game last night..... However we are HUGE college football fans and a house divided!!! I say Go Hogs!!! WPS!!! ;)

  4. I'm returning the visit from WLC Authors' blogs. It's great to connect!

    This post gave me a chuckle. I'm not a football fan, though I am a lifelong Boston Bruins hockey fan, so I can relate to many of the points on your list. I hope your team has a lot of success this season!

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    2. I am laughing at #11 - I was in a wedding in 1995, in October, which means during football season and the ENTIRE male population (and some lady guests as well) were huddled around a radio that someone smuggled in to listen to the LSU v. Kentucky game. The bride was extremely perturbed, but hey, what did you expect planning a wedding on a game night? Geaux Tigers!