SEC football

It’s football time in Tennessee and actually everywhere in the South.  High School football is underway, Titans are playing their pre-season games and now we have SEC football kicking off. Everywhere you go, football is on the minds of most people even down to what you are wearing could represent your favorite SEC team—are there really any other teams playing?

Take a look at this list we found at Southern Living and see if you can relate.

1. It’s a cliché, but it’s true: The malls and shopping centers are vacant. And there’s no traffic.

2. The few folks who are out shopping (who aren’t Yankees) are wearing team colors and logos. And they’re driving cars with flags and magnets.

3. The chip aisle of Publix is reminiscent of the bread aisle during a January snow threat.

4. Churches and country clubs are shuttered and quiet: no Saturday weddings this time of year. If an enthusiastic bride dares to break this code of conduct, she risks reducing not only her guest list by at least half—but the bridal party as well.

5. 10 a.m. liquor store lines are as long as the ones at Wal-Mart on Black Friday.

6. Every third house in any given neighborhood has a TV on the porch. And there’s at least one projection screen on a block.

7. It’s not unusual to smell barbecue at 7 a.m.

8. You can watch college football while getting a pedi. At a salon. In a fancy neighborhood.

9. It’s easy to get a reservation at the most popular restaurants—and even the finest ones have a TV in the bar.

10. If you don’t want to be labeled a foreigner (or worse, a Big 10 fan), for heaven’s sake don’t EVER ask who’s playing!

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