Friday, September 4, 2009

Football Time!

It's that time of year again - the air is cooler, the humidity is lower and people in East Tennessee are beginning to turn orange. Yes, orange - as in orange and white, the team colors of the Tennessee Volunteers!

it isn't just the leaves that change color here in East Tennessee in the fall. Clothing and cars and houses and mailboxes and buses and office buildings all start sporting Tennessee orange.

The Tennessee football stadium (pictured here) fills up with fans on game day and you can't navigate downtown at all before or after the game - it's chaotic and crazy! Local radio stations play Tennessee's fight song: "Rocky Top" and everybody sings along.


And I'm not a big football fan, but it is nearly impossible not to be swept up in the excitement. It's fun because everybody is so into it. And, since the University of Tennessee is my alma mater, I have a legitimate reason to cheer them on! Even if what I'd rather be doing is this:

Just like Smokey, the Volunteer mascot. Napping on game day! Have a great holiday weekend, everybody, and if you're a Western Kentucky fan, we're going to beat your team this weekend!

9 comments:

Mildred said...

I'm not much into football either but have to admit game day in early fall is fun and exciting! Hope you have a great weekend.

Daisy said...

Wow, that stadium is really packed! I hope you have a great weekend, Terri. I'm looking forward to having three days off.

Margaret said...

Your footy season is just starting here in Australia the A.F.L. is nearing the end of the season. Your team is all decked out in Orange and Geelong is decked out in Blue and white, they go well together . I am not a footy fan either . but you can't help but be happy for all those eaber fans.

yorkie's primitives said...

Way to go Terri! I'm not a big football fan either but I always watch UT football. We Tennesseans have to stick together. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Valerie

Susie said...

We love our college football. Hope your team wins. Have a great weekend!

Peggy said...

I love school football (you know the ones where they aren't getting paid a fortune just play because the enjoy it) and I love UT!!! Have a great weekend

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

WOO HOO!!! College football is on again! We are WSU fans. Our blood runs crimson baby. :))

Enjoy the fever, it's fun. Hope your team wins.

TC said...

College basketball is what I like. I try to keep up with the University of Kentucky Wildcats, I also like to keep tabs on Tennessee, Pittsburgh, and Western Kentucky. I don't follow college football, pro football I do watch. And the Steelers! Wow! Nuff said! (Now I'll just go "sashe" off to the next blog I need to read.)

Amy said...

This cracks me up! We get all wrapped up in college ball here--UGA country. I love football myself, except when it comes to town! Next Saturday will be our first home game! I can hardly wait.....