If you live in Alabama or Texas, there's no way you didn't know that last night was the big National Championship football game between those the Longhorns and the TIDE. A group of us gathered to watch the game at Dana and Dave's (thanks, Hughlings!). It was a house divided - the Hughlings and Egbert are Texas fans; Rachel, Norman and I were cheering for Alabama, and Amanda and Amy tried to be neutral (though Amanda turned traitor against her Aggies and cheered for Texas). We had a great time picking on one another, watching the game, and especially laughing at Egbert and his crazy screaming, yelling, dancing, and over-the-top cheering. Admittedly, the game didn't go the way any of us wanted it to, with Colt McCoy getting hurt in the first quarter. I would have much preferred a Bama win with McCoy in the game, but a win's a win and we'll take it. This was Bama's 13th National Championship, the first since 1992, and the first that I can remember watching. It was a nervewracking, exhausting, and exhilerating four hours, and I was thankful to spend it with such great friends. ROLL TIDE, everybody! ROLL TIDE!!!
The House Divided
I had fun forcing the Texas fans to wear Crimson - they had no idea! :)
And just in case you're wondering, yes, we ended the night as friends.