The Thrill of Victory and the Thrill of Victory
In the interest of maintaining neutrality within the body, Luke and I held to our loyalty for the good ‘ole Georgia Bulldogs. We have met exactly three other people on this mountain who also love them Dawgs but since we see them rarely, the Preacher and I generally have to celebrate a Dawg victory in the privacy of our own home.
Until Saturday, that is.
Miss Corinthians and her dear husband invited us over with some other couples from church to watch the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide face off. She made an amazing meal and we had such a good time together! Luke had already agreed, in good fun of course, to wear a friend’s Alabama shirt to church on Sunday morning if the Dawgs lost. We were set for the phone calls, the heckling, the harassment. But, in a move of the Holy Spirit pouring out His favor on the humble and contrite of heart, Mark Richt and the Boys were given victory in Overtime thereby giving bragging rights to Luke and myself for at least an entire year. I was reminded on Sunday morning the Bible Study lesson was on pride – helpful for Alabama fans seeing as they now have none. (For you, Dwave!)
And the Lord allowed me to see a parallel I am sure is entirely Biblical.
Did I mention Good won?
Oh yeah it was a totally sweeet game! Go dawgs! At first I thought you meant that you actually got to be there, which would’ve made me totally hate you in the most loving of ways ;). But you didn’t so now we don’t hafta worry about that! I hope your still wearing your red and black with pride!
Wow, and you got out of the house alive? Good for you!
The Packers met NE Pats in the Superbowl while I was in college out West. We watched it at the home of my dear, dear friends from BOSTON! It’s probably good the the Pack lost, as there were many more of them then of me! Ooooh, and I saw my only Milwaukee Bucks BBall game against the Jazz in Salt Lake. I was not popular! I was cheering my heart out for the Bucks, simply out of Wisconsin loyalty! I could care LESS about the game! :)
Can I just say GO DAWGS! Sic ’em! we had a new couple from our church over and it was a great evening! We moved out of GA so we were very happy when this couple showed up a few weeks ago all decked out in GA garb! We were all over them and they were excited to meet anoter GA couple. AND WE WON! It doesn’t get much better!
Yes!!!! Go Dawgs! When we moved to OK, we were informed that we had to choose between OSU and OU. We were even told to be careful if we wore orange or red – someone would be upset with us.
So, of course, the FIRST GA game of the season – aftering moving to OK was w/ OK!!!
Steve had mercy and did not wear a red GA tie to preach in.
Who knew when we entered the ministry that our football team allegiance would be evangelistic!
I have been following your blog some and just wanted to say I was excited to see you are a GA Bulldog fan! My husband and his family are all huge fans from outside Atlanta. I am slowly catching on, but I am not a big fan of anyone anyway.
Anyhow, my prayers are with you as you are a Dawg fan in Alabama land! :-)
I love you, but….ROLL TIDE!!!!!! I have to say that you really showed more mercy on us than I thought you would. If the tables had been turned, you would probably never have wanted to watch another game with us ever. LOL.
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! I must agree, as a diehard LSU fan, Sabin was a man we admired until….. he converted to Bamaism! Now Saban = Satan! What a travesty!!
I didn’t realize you moved here 2 years ago! Us too! We moved here 2 years ago October!
How funny! That was a great game. I am a VOL fan as anyone knows who visits my blog. I mean I do live in east Tennessee. Anyway, I do love the Dawgs. I am glad they won. They come to K’ville in 2 weeks and I don’t have high hopes for my team. Just being honest and realistic. This is the only team that I don’t mind losing to because of their coach. On the off chance, if the VOLS win will you wear a VOLS shirt?! Jusr asking. LOL!!
That’s so funny! My hubby played at Auburn, so all of the AL fans had given him MUCH grief the weekend before for the AU loss. What comes around goes around! And even though I live in AL, I have never picked a fave between the two. I just stick to being a Southern Miss fan.
Although I am NOT a Bulldogs fan, I must say it was quite thrilling to see someone kick Satan, I mean Sabin in the you-know-what. (My husband is an LSU alum.) I guess Superman won’t be wearing his Saban PJ’s anytime soon. Hee,hee.
lol. When we were stopped at the stateline/church doors/work cafeteria to declare our loyalty–Auburn got it (only because the person who was insisting we declare was soooo obnoxious about it there was no way I’d follow him to the Bama side). So we rejoiced with you this weekend!
Actually, it took me til yesterday to get out on the blog what I wanted to say. And you were not obnoxious at all. I am telling you, those dawgs just out played the tide. I am glad that they are your 2nd favorite team. I will route for anyone but the Vols!! And I love your enlightenment!
Love a good upset….i guess that depends on who you are for, but nothin like pulling out a victory in the end!! I bet thats how Jesus felt on the cross huh??? Pretty profound of me I know. But, that was a sure victory at the end!
Hallelujah for football and hallelujah for Jesus!
Have a great day!
OK, as a CLEMSON TIGER Fan living in the midst of those rather rabid dawgs…I was tempted to root for BAMA…BUT, I do respect Mr. Richt…what a game! WHEW!
Your analogy…Richt=Righteous. Sabin = Satan…I will show that to my hubby…He will likely be working on one of his own…
Bowden = Blessings Spurrier = THE OTHER SATAN:)
Wow, college football in the south…who knew it could get nice girls into such a tizzy!!:)
I LOVED this one!! I am saving it show my better half..he will get a kick out of it too!!
thanks for stopping by!
Too funny!! And may I suggest that you milk this opportunity to gloat for all it’s worth!
Twelve years ago when I was transplanted from my beloved Virginia to Tennessee I too was approached as to where my loyalties lie. Would I remain a UVA fan or would I declare the UT Vols kings of the football universe? I plainly stated to all who inquired (and there were many) that I was born a Virginian and I shall remain a Virginian in my heart therefore my football loyalties shall remain within my homeland. Actually, it has become quite fun to tell anyone who asks (there are fewer who ask these days)that I have never been a UT fan and never shall be a UT fan.
The look of horror that comes across the faces of those who truly believe that UT is the only football team on planet earth is actually very humorous.
All that to say this – play it girl and have a ball (football, that is). lol
you are cracking me up. i am so SICK so SICK of the Alabama hype now. I am an Auburn and Georgia fan but I dont care so much about football. anyway, I was so glad for the Dawgs win! Your comment on Shelly’s blog (Nelly) CRACKED me up!!!
Go Dawgs! We’re actually Auburn grads, so we are for anyone who’s playing Alabama. That’s a great post! I’ll buy your theory! ;-)It was nice to see the Sabanites get brought back to reality!