Friday, September 24, 2010

Woooooo Pig Sooie!!!

Tomorrow is a big day in the state of Arkansas. Our beloved Arkansas Razorbacks ranked #10 in the nation take on the defending national champion #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. It is by any measure the biggest game to take place in the state of Arkansas since #1 Texas came from behind to beat #2 Arkansas 15-14 on the final day of the season in 1969 with President Nixon in attendance.

As you might surmise I am excited. I am wearing a Razorback shirt at work today. For that matter I wore one yesterday too. As David Putty once explained, "You gotta support the team." Furthermore, if the Hogs are going to pull off the upset they need everyone to help including me.

I have been trying to raise Braden to love the Hogs all his life. His room is decorated in Razorback attire with the walls painted red and white. He can call the Hogs although it is hard to get him to participate. He does regularly exclaim "SooiEEE" though. That is what he calls Razorbacks. If he sees one on his shirt or anywhere else he will point at it and say "SooiEEE". It is an awesome thing to see for a life long Hog fan.

Before Braden was born when people saw all the Razorback stuff he was getting they would often innocently ask, "What if Braden doesn't like the Razorbacks?"

I would usually laugh and shrug off the question as if it was insane. When pressed I would offer, "If he wants to root for another team he better find another place to sleep at night."

Such is the devotion to the Hogs in my house and all across the state. We don't have a pro team. We don't have any big cities. Heck, we don't even have a good reputation around the country. What we do have is our Razorbacks.

So on Saturday afternoon rednecks and hillbillies alike will be gathered around our TVs with the rabbit ears tuned just right to support those Hogs. Hopefully come next week everyone in the sporting world will be saying nice things about our great state.

If not then we will just shut down Wal Mart to get back at all of you.

11 comments:

Brandy@YDK said...

love that last line. good luck saturday

Katherine said...

Haha! You got us on the Walmart thing.

As you know, I have a lot of friends that are Hog fans...and they are fanatic. I've been hearing about this game for a while, and a lot of them are driving up to see the game.

I hope the Hogs kick butt!

Wooooooo Pig SooooiiEEE!

Que said...

This should be a good game (I hope). I can't wait to watch it.

Tim Riley said...

Indoctrinating our kids to love our teams is a parental requirement. I went to Wisconsin, so my girls have been taught to love the Badgers accordingly. I'll be cheering for the Razorbacks this weekend-hard to cheer for a guy like Saban

Brian Miller said...

haha. my youngest spent many days at the ballpark his first year cementing his love for baseball...stay at it...he will love it...

Rob said...

Tomorrow should be a good game. I am a HUGE Alabama fan so I am hoping we are able to produce against the Arkansas defense. Should be a great game. Good luck! ROLL TIDE!!!!!

Always Home and Uncool said...

I've been trying the same with the Things and my love of the Mets. Wisely, Thing 1 has already converted to the Yankees.

Nice ending, Otter.

Manic Mommy said...

Best of luck, Razorbacks. And I'm a Target girl.

Captain Dumbass said...

My condolences, I understand you lost a close game today.

WeaselMomma said...

I don't get into football, college or otherwise, but is like what happens in my home during Flyers hockey.

PJ Mullen said...

Well, I certainly hope the Hogs fandom rubs off on him so he doesn't need to find new sleeping quarters. But I'm totally with you. I bought my son his first football jersey months before he was born. He has no option but to be a fan of my favorite team. BTW, he looks so grown up in that pic I can't stand it.