Sunday, August 9, 2009

That’s Our Coach

It’s almost time for college football to kick off once again. With temperatures in the mid-90’s that’s hard to imagine, but all over the country teams started practicing last week to get ready for the season.

Under second-year head coach Bobby Petrino, Razorback fans are hoping for a return to the glory years. In anticipation of the upcoming season, I have re-wallpapered my computer desktop.

09footsched2And since it’s the day for Sunday Favorites over at Happy to Design, I’d like to re-post something from last football season. This post first appeared on November 8, 2008. Be sure to visit Chari to see what others have dug up from the past.


A Sunday Favorite

On this football Saturday, I am reminded of another football weekend 15 years ago. In 1993 Danny Ford came to Alabama for the first time as head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Ford had played at Alabama under legendary Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, and the local news media focused on that angle as well as the Razorbacks' first trip to Tuscaloosa as a member of the Southeastern Conference. During Friday night's sports segment, one Birmingham television station interviewed a number of Arkansas fans who had already arrived in Tuscaloosa.

While watching the broadcast, my friend Peggy turned to her husband Phil and said, "I don't know why they always pick the hickiest Arkansas fans to interview."

To which Phil replied, "That's not a fan; that's our coach."

Update: Danny Ford is no longer coaching the Arkansas Razorbacks. As my friend Marty commented when this post first ran, “That coach was no scientific rocket.”

Razorback fans will get that reference. For the rest of you, Ford himself once remarked that he was “no scientific rocket.” Of course he is also no longer the coach of the Razorbacks. Ford was replaced by Houston Nutt in 1998, who was replaced by Petrino last year.

So happy football season, everyone. Hope you win all of your games—unless, of course, you’re playing the Razorbacks. Woooooooo Pig Sooie!


Chari said...

Hi Kathy...

Ohhh...I bet you football fans are getting excited with the season about to begin! Girlfriend, I must admit...I don't know a thing about football! My honey doesn't even watch it! So sorry! Hehe! I do have a daughter that's just nuts about the game though...she became interested in football when she was about 11 yrs. old and just loved to sit and watch the games on TV. To this day...she follows her favorite teams!

Funny story about your friend and her comment about the coach! I'm so glad that you joined up with Sunday Favorites again this week, my friend!

Have a super Sunday!

Just Breathe said...

Your so cute with your football excitement. I think my husband would love it if some of that rubbed off on me! Or maybe he wouldn't because I think he enjoys his quite football time.

marty39 said...

Love football and can't wait for the season to start. Hugs, Marty

Cathy said...

You are to cute!!! I love college football too!!! My son and I go crazy cheering for our favorite team!!! I hope he enjoys it as much as I do;)!!!

Can't wait for the season to start!!!


Lori E said...

Not the sharpest crayon in the box?
I don't follow football but I do enjoy the quality of college sports compared to the full of themselves professionals.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I'm still laughing. I'll have to show my husband that desktop. Wooo Pig Sooie!

By they way, I got my comments fixed. Sorry about that!


tale of many cities said...

woo pig sooie!! can't wait to see what happens this season!

Fellow Hog Fan said...

My wife, Christi, told me I should read this post. It's a hilarious story. My wife is still laughing (however, she is the one who had to learn to call the Hogs before we got married).

BTW, you should never let those 'Bama fans forget that "The Bear" was from Fordyce (actually, Moro Bottom), Arkansas. In fact, my dad played high school football against him in the late 1920s.

How 'Bout Dem Hogs!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ok still laughing at "no scientific rocket." Oh my oh my. Great line.

Thanks for the laugh!

icandy... said...

Just checking in on you! Go hogs!!!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

Hubby claims to be a distant relative of Frank Broyles.