No matter how you feel about football, there’s a buzz of anticipation in our area surrounding the upcoming University of Georgia versus the University of Alabama national championship game this weekend. I live in the heart of SEC football territory here in metro Atlanta. My son is a graduate of UGA even though we are big LSU fans (also SEC). I would like to say I’m rooting for Georgia, or Alabama. I am neutral, however. When you’re a fan of one big team, it’s hard to root for another.
I write books set in small-town Alabama, so much of my time and energy this year has been spent researching football schedules and creating scenes in my stories about football rivalries between family members and games played during the holiday season and beyond. It was as if I could see the future. I also wrote about two characters who were on opposite sides of the pro Saints/Falcons rivalry. AND in my latest book, a huge snowstorm hit Alabama and Georgia hard. Hmmm… Just hand over the tarot cards and call me psychic. Just kidding. But it was all kind of juju freaky, I have to admit. I can’t say I predicted every football outcome, but pre-writing the seasons before they were played was strange.
So, if you want to immerse yourself in the fun and excitement of the BIG GAME, plus enjoy some small town fun and romance, grab a copy of Christmas, Alabama, or really any of my Alabama series. They are packed full of all the Southern fun and crazy you could ask for, in addition to SEC football.
Or, just tune in on January 8th. Did I mention the game will be played here in Atlanta? I’ll be watching passively wishing my tigers would have made it all the way. But I wish both teams the best, as I have friends and readers who might be willing to donate a body part (a small, unimportant one) for their team to bring home the trophy.
Have a fantastic weekend, y’all!!