Friday, August 31, 2012

FOOTBALL FEVER? absolutely!


i personally am a TROY TROJAN fan.

period. 
:)

my parents kindly paid for a trojan (or two) in the family to go to school at Troy University so of course the trojans are my favorite. they shold be, right?

that being said:
GO TROJANS!

T-R-whoop whoop!
O-J-whoop whoop....
AAAAA - NNNNN - SSSS!!!



 WHOOO!


but..... (who doesn't love a good butT?)
here is the thing. 
it's only fair to share the love with other teams.... particularly in Alabama. 

and only because i love colors...
and think the  orange + blue combo is fun..... 
here's a (smaller font) WAR EAGLE for all of the Tiger fans out there. :)
 
 READ: i did NOT purposely pair the auburn shout out picture in this post with a TROY football.
 It just happened that way, promise.
=]
 i do have a million things in the store that I try photographing, you know. 
so two birds, one stone kind of deal often works well with my little life.



and for the BAMA boys and girls.....

(equally related to the emphasis added in the chosen war eagle font)
 ROLL TIDE!

{whew.... glad those last two shout-outs are in the past.}

so.....so what!
maybe i never could get over the fact that this elephant lover....
this cute tough little boy....
wearing this uniform.....
 thought that it was okay to play "real football" (aka-tackle me) as i casually walked around outside with no shoes+sucking my thumb+over sized bow in the blonde hair....
hoping to convince someone to play ring around the rosie with me. despite the fact that i [shamelessly] DID get talked into wearing a helmet....i was still confused as to what would come along with simply using the helmet as my saturday afternoon accessory. 

what little 3 (give or take) year old girl doesn't get caught off guard with her first experience of tackle football? i mean, come on!
without the hand shake + pinky promise agreement to actually play the game with tackles and all....it's safe for me to say that i was not even the least bit prepared. 
so yes, maybe that could be part of the reason i've never really thought about jumping on the wagon with all of the other bama fans. 

so if ever again i am given a hard time for cheering on Auburn over Alabama on that "huge" day in the south i will officially have someone to blame. we will call it the blame game. 

dear bill,
you can explain to grandad.  [and mainly grandad]

& shelly.

& all of the other alabama fans floating around our family and friends circle...
 that you are the reason i choose to wear the orange + blue combo when the famous WDE & RTR war begins.

because..... let's be real here....
that's what big brothers are supposed to do for their younger sisters, right?
defend.
if i recall.... those words sound insanely familiar to the ones you said after THE tackle... recorded on an old school home video..... as i walked away crying for my mama to play ring around the rosie with me you say in a thick southern accent....
"but mallory... that's just what you supposed to do."
(in other words that possibly meant PLEASE DONT TELL MOM I JUST PLOWED OVER YOU) 

so....
PLAY DEFENSE!  & hit em hard.


no really.... just play ring around the rosie with me and your responsibility of explaining this whole decision of mine will be reconsidered. 

until then....
welcome to the first year of the "brother blame game"


in closing of this "football fever" post....
all good things must come to an end.

and with this being "the end".... (for tonight anyway)
 i saved the best for last. of course.

one HUGE reason i love being a trojan fan above all.
it's so much more peaceful. 
(feel free to use the photo below as your visual version example)

Troy is on top. 
Looking only in an upward direction.
 focusing on their team.
and making their town proud.
and ignoring anything that falls below....

dont get me wrong...
the na-na-na-na-boo-boo ongoing battle can be fun. 
sometimes.
but boy am i glad i am just a happy ole' trojan kind of gal...
 excited about this football season....

with an older brother to blame for :) 


 artist credit:
Barbara Grimes, owner of Barb's on Mulberry painted the TROY TROJANS burlap door hanger. And every Troy fan needs one, just saying! :)
Curt Cotney, owner of {your} statement gets credit for the super cute state of alabama cutouts. marking the spot  you choose to love with a heart.  Available at The Confetti Crate.. yes, Troy+Tuscaloosa+Auburn states are available. 
Another credited photo for Barb Grimes' paintings  in the last picture... you know, the one I kindly (and creatively... yea i'm speaking for myself, so what) organized and snapped to serve as a quick little visual for you guys to go along with my reasoning of getting that PEACEFUL EASY FEELING as a Trojan fan.... 
a team that i am a dedicated fan of...  
the school that i love.... 
in the city i grew up in. 
a location i decided to come back to....
where i bravely reached out and grabbed onto this thing...
a big girl job.
but only referring to it as a blessing, an accomplishment and a dream i chased long and hard after..... 

so here's to the TROY TROJANS that i love.


and don't be silly...
be sure to come see all of our gameday/collegiate goodies at the confetti crate.

Alabama...
Auburn....
Troy....

we feel certain that a lover of any and all of the above teams will find something perfect to show their spirit supporting their favorite school.

xoxo,
m



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