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I don't know how many of you guys/gals watch College football but today is the official start of the season. This is the only sport I actually keep up with and watch on tv. I'm from South Carolina and our big rivalry is Clemson/ Carolina. I'm a diehard Clemson fan and my wife is a diehard Carolina fan so it makes for some great moments. Lol this morning to kick off the season I went ahead and put her pillow and sheets on the sofa haha. Oh and Deac is a Clemson fan.

Anywho any of you guys diehard fans? If so whats your favorite team? What's your state rivalry?
I do pay attention to other conferences and have favorites in about everyone of them.

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I'm not a fan anymore, but I remember growing up to Michigan State games.  My dad went there.  Good luck to you and the wifey!!

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Die hard LSU fan. I mean, my dog's name is Ella Sue for crying out loud. We play the almost defending champs, Oregon, tonight at 7. (les miles, the mad hatter coach of the tigers, is the hunter) Don't really have an in state rival. No school comes close to LSU and the whole SEC is our rivals. Especially Alabama.

GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!

If you want a fun read about Tiger fans, check this out. http://www.newsregister.com/article?articleTitle=if+you+%27geaux%27+to+oregon-lsu%2C+here%27s+what+you+should+know--1314414060--1498#.Tl74rsGeSkZ.facebook

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Haha, Jensen that's great. I'll be watching that game as well and pulling for LSU.

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I'm not much of a sports person... and not having cable kinda keeps me out of the loop.  But have fun for me!! :)

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My husband says we pick Clemson over So. Carolina because "we" hate Steve Spurrier.  LOL... I am not sure what he is talking about... we don't have cable either.  When Hockey seasons starts its a good excuse to go to a sports bar.

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LOL Jensen!!

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Ahh I have been a Buckeye fan FOREVER,, still am but recently I have been very dissapointed by the actions of the team members and the commitee..

Once a fan always a fan though.. FEAR THE NUT!

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Jen.. Watched the game last night in between IM's with Wendy.. LOVED it!! Congrats!

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Well all my teams won yesterday, w00!
-Jensen that was a great LSU game and LOL at the pics.
-HarleyBear the feeling is mutual, I've got personal stories of that butt hole spurrier. He wouldn't sign 5 footballs for a childrens charity. At the time Tommy Bowden was at Clemson. We sent 5 and he sent back 20 footballs signed and 5 Jerseys. I've always been a Clemson fan, but that cemented a hatred for that idiot at usc.
-Livelaughlove1 That just shows the commitment of a true fan. One of my good buddies is a Buckeye fan. They've got potential this year.

Both of my teams won yesterday. #6 FSU vs lUM  34- zip,   and USF vs #16 Notre Dame 23-20.  I'm not a big football fan but do try to follow my alma maters.  Florida State class of 84'  and Univ. South Florida class of 91'.  What is funny is that USF didn't even have a football team when I went there  :-)   What cracks me up more is that all the news coverage of the USF vs Notre Dame game is about Notre Dame!

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Fitz, yeah one reason is  because Skip Holtz beat his dad's old team. I think Notre Dame got a wake up call on that one. I respect FSU, heck I pull for any SEC team that plays usc.

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It was a great game for the Tigers! Jarrett Lee really impressed me. He improved so much! And didn't throw any interceptions! 

LSU has moved up to #2 in the nation!!!! We moved ahead of Alabama, which it's always great to be better than that traitor Nick Saban.

 "Fitz, yeah one reason is  because Skip Holtz beat his dad's old team. I think Notre Dame got a wake up call on that one. I respect FSU, heck I pull for any SEC team that plays usc."

 

See, I don't know much about the behind the scenes stuff in football - or most sports for that matter  :-)  So that is interesting about the coach for USF.  Traditionally, USF has been mostly a commuter college for people local to the Tampa area - that is why I went there for my second degree. I'm sure getting a football team has changed that some.  There are so many good teams in Florida - UF, FSU, USF, and Miami.... they all have their up and down years but consistently are decent. I live in SE Pennsylvania now where there are a zillion colleges, but not a lot of big division 1 teams other than Penn State. Plenty of smaller division one and lots of Division 2 and 3 schools. I'm starting to learn more about them this year as my oldest daughter is going into her Sophmore year in High School and is a fairly good competitive swimmer and Water polo player.... starting to research schools this year!

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MSU.  Michigan State University.  My loyalty actually doesn't lie in actually getting an education there, but more because I was a college recruiter for 8 years, and I loved pretty much everything about the school.  I used to be indifferent:  U of M, MSU, who cared. Michigan universities. Great.  But in all honesty, the people at U of M totally turned me off.  We worked with the business school and about 75% of all of the students there acted like WE owed them something because of where we were.  I actually had a student say to me "so, I really don't know why I'm doing this interview because I could just call my dad's friend who is a Partner there. I'll save you time and just tell you what my starting salary should be."  The hell you say?

I'm not saying that every school doesn't have those people, but as the years went on, my loyalty shifted and now it's all green, all white all the time. 

Husband still will cheer for U of M if they're not playing MSU.  He's clearly a better person than I.  I don't allow Spew of M clothing in the house.  If it's here, it'll mysteriously disappear. 

My one allowance is once a year when U of M plays OSU.  I'll go and be a good sport because all the women (yep, no guys allowed!) go and tailgate.  I have my MSU shirt on underneath the blue jersey so my skin doesn't burn from contact, and I'm drunk enough to not care.  :)