I believe I’ve mentioned a few times that my husband and I like college football. I am a Tennessee Vols fan since I was born and raised in Volunteer Country. MrZ, on the other hand, is a Crimson Tide fan. Because he has a low IQ.
My husband is much more rabid of a “fan” than I am. He subscribes to webpages and forums that we actually have to pay for him to be a part of. His Saturdays revolve around Alabama football. Depending on the game, the cursing and screaming can be at a dangerous level. He becomes irrational and sometimes even mean. I’ll only watch a game with him if I’m at least 95% sure Alabama will win. And the last few years? That hasn’t been often.
This past weekend was the Iron Bowl. The Alabama/Auburn game. A game I had no desire to watch because I didn’t think it was going to go well and I did not want to be present while MrZ was watching it. We went out to see Christmas lights for awhile and then I went to bed early. I didn’t even know the outcome until the next morning.
MrZ just sent me some quotes from the message boards he reads and said, “I thought you could identify w/ a few quotes from a bamaonline thread today…”
Here are some I identified with the most:
My wife is really pissed at me, as you can probably imagine. I might have to stop watching games live. My wife says she’s not going to watch anymore games with me. In the past, I’ve yelled like crazy and had a “cursing fit” at the house. Thankfully we don’t have kids. I just get so worked up.
I like the “Thankfully we don’t have kids” part. I don’t know this guy, but if MrZ is any indication, it won’t change even after they have kids. And at least his wife has already stopped watching. It will spare her a lot of stress after they do have kids.
For years I would watch and actually took pride in how emotional I would get during our games. I thought it was a badge of honor to get so worked up, win or lose. It wasn’t until friends started telling me that I scared them when the game was on that I started thinking perhaps it was a problem.
MrZ doesn’t scare me, so to speak, but I do fear he’ll scare others. We have a lot of walkers in our neighborhood and I worry if they walk by our house at the wrong time police may be called. His voice can travel an entire block, depending on what he’s yelling.
I am honestly considering becoming a bit more detached as a fan. I am ENTIRELY too consumed by Alabama football. My wife, too, was pissed at me the other night. It finally got to the point to where she basically just told me that I needed help. She was forced to say “There is more to life than Alabama football” because I made the comment that my entire Holiday season was completely ruined.
MrZ hasn’t said exactly that, but he’s made statements just as extreme and completely illogical. He has a hard time understanding why his parents are suddenly Auburn fans. Even though they pay tuition for his sister to go there, the way he looks at it, he’s been a Crimson Tide fan longer so they should root for his team. Because, you know, his lifelong dedication to a school he never attended should totally come before their money spent on tuition currently.
I like to call this…Football Induced Multiple Personality Disorder. MrZ would never use words like “F____in’ Douchebags” unless football was on. It definitely brings out the verbally creative side of him. To say the least.