You all know that my utter allegiance will always belong to my beloved Alabama Crimson Tide. (All together with me now... ROLL TIDE ROLL! Cmon now, all of you blogger friends who cheer for Oklahoma, and Notre Dame, and Georgia, and even Auburn...join in the fun!! lol)
Although I will never cheer for another college team OVER Bama, I am not averse to finding new teams to root for. I love sports, so I love to have teams to get behind.
My bloggy friend, Phats, is the BIGGEST Purdue fan ever (he was a cheerleader there, so of course he's gonna love it). (In fact, he's just about as crazy about his Boilermakers as I am about the Tide.) Since getting to know him online, I have begun cheering for Purdue... which is really sorta bizarre, to find that I now look for Purdue scores on "Sportscenter" at night or that I go out of my way to cheer them on when I catch them on tv (which isn't much, down South).
Phats sponsored a NCAA Bracket Challenge on his blog and I was his big winner (although Phats, officially, got a few more points than I did...but he couldn't give a prize to himself). And yesterday I got my prize in the mail, all the way from him in Indiana.
And I have to say... I LOVE IT!!!!
I am now an "official" Purdue fan, because I have the shirt to show for it. I will be wearing this throughout the Fall (in fact, I wore it to church and out to eat last night and felt very fashionable). Although you can excuse the photo; McKenna took it and it's quite blurry, and I'm not really sure what my hair was doing. (And Phats, I wasn't really sure if there was some sort of Purdue hand signal or anything cool that I should be doing as I took this photo...so I just went with the classic #1 sign. Help me out if I need to learn any new signals for my cheering this Fall!)
So...I will continue to yell ROLL TIDE as loud as I possibly can, will yell "Hook Em Horns" not quite as loud (I'm from Texas and my family are all huge fans), and will now yell BOILER UP as well!!
(And HEY....tell me what college teams you love and maybe I can start cheering for them too. I am a huge sports fan and my mojo usually tends to work pretty well in helping a team win!!)
To double my "wait for the mailman" excitement, I also got the most awesome prize from Lain over at ScrapHappy. I won her little scrappy challenge last week (remember, I did that layout with a picture of me as a child and a note to myself?) and she sent me the MOST gorgeous paper pack from Tinkering Ink.
(the paper pad, and then one of my favorite pieces in the pad...)
I am SO making something with this very soon!!
Thanks Phats and Lain. You guys made my day!