Go Tigers!

Today as Auburn and the Missouri auburn-missouritake the field for the SEC Championship in Atlanta, in St. Louis my family will gather at my sister’s house to take our seats and our sides. You see, it will be a real test of family football loyalties. My siblings and I grew up in a house that ate, slept and breathed Auburn football. Dad played for Auburn from 1938 to 1942. That’s where he met Mom. She was born and raised just 25 miles from Auburn and can claim four generations of living Auburn alumni on her side of the family (more if you count the dead ones). As my cousin Jimmy says about my being an Auburn fan, “You can’t help it. It’s in your blood.” However, I’ve lived in Missouri now for 49 years. My sister, her husband, my brother, his wife, his son, and at least one cousin are all Missouri alumni. Rooting for Missouri has become a family tradition as well. So, today when you feel the earth rumble, don’t worry, it won’t be an earthquake. It will be the ruckus in Missouri from a family screaming GO TIGERS!

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