When the idea for this link up was originally posted, it was to be an Alabama vs. Auburn thing (isn't that what it's always about around here?). Oops! Not all of us follow the Tide or Tigers, so the carnival has now been opened up to the rest of the college football world.
I saw nothing in the rules that says you have to live in Alabama to play, so I am challenging all Razorback bloggers to join me in participating. We may not win, but we can certainly make some noise. You can grab the Razorback logo here or get it from the Alabama Bloggers website. And don't forget to put it on your sidebar for an extra point. Then be sure to link your post back to THIS POST at Alabama Bloggers.
Once a Razorback, Always a Razorback
When I moved to Birmingham 20 years ago, I discovered that I was expected to choose sides. Without fail whenever I met someone new, the next question after "What's your name?" would be "Are you an Alabama or an Auburn fan?"
I would always smile politely and respond, "None of the above."
During my 20 years here, most people have finally learned that I follow the Hogs with a passion. After all, they've had to listen to the "Arkansas Fight Song" as my cell phone ring tone, they've certainly seen the Razorback license plate and the red Razorback trailer hitch cover on my red Ford F-150, and some have even visited our Razorback tailgate parties.
Since living in Birmingham, I've become actively involved with the Alabama Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association, and I even served for six years on the Arkansas Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Each year, we host a tailgate party at either Auburn or Alabama. We cook hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings and welcome anyone who wants to join us. All we ask is for a donation to our chapter scholarship fund which helps send a student from Alabama to the University of Arkansas.
So if you're going to be in Tuscaloosa this year on September 26, come on by. We'll be near the corner of University Boulevard and Second Avenue Calling the Hogs!!