Baylie here. This weekend, all across the country, bragging rights are earned on the college gridiron. I’m talking about college football rivalries on the weekend following Thanksgiving for you doggies who don’t follow college football. Historic, proximity-based rivalries are always renewed over Thanksgiving weekend. It’s when the humans get together to eat copious amounts of junk food and get really loud and obnoxious. I live in the South and in the South, people are down right fanatical when it comes to college football; most notably, the match-up between the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn University Tigers in the Iron Bowl. Silly me, I thought they were referring to my metal food bowl when I heard “Iron Bowl“; that is, until the humans explained.
A little history on the Iron Bowl. The Iron Bowl is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the football teams of the two largest public universities in Alabama; the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn University Tigers. The series is considered one of the best and most hard-fought rivalries in all of sports. As the rivalry was mainly played in Birmingham, Alabama for many years, the name of the Iron Bowl comes from Birmingham’s historic role in the steel industry.
Which college football rivalry will you be watching? Tennessee/Kentucky,
Florida/Florida State, LSU/Arkansas**
Georgia/Georgia Tech, Washington/Washington State, Arizona/Arizona State, USC/Notre Dame,
Utah/Colorado; Ohio State/Michigan?