Monday, June 9, 2008

For sale: 8-year-old Auburn fan

My 8-year-old son, Saylor, came home from summer day care today with "AU" painted on both sides of his face ... or as I deem it, child abuse. No child should be branded with such a blasphemous combination of letters and those ugly AU colors. Why couldn't they put something classy on his face like a big red or black "G"?

Saylor cares about sports about as much as I care about "American Idol" and reality TV. Yet, he's an Auburn fan, which is my family's greatest shame. Actually, I think he's just an Auburn fan because he knows I'm a Georgia fan, and he loves to be aggravating. He's good at it, too. During football season, he'll run around the house shouting, "Auburn rules, Dawgs drool!"

Must be genetic. When I was a kid, my best friend Shane and I were big Dallas Cowboys fans and my dad would cheer on the hated Washington Redskins just to make us angry. My family has quite the legacy of being aggravating.


Shane said...

I remember the song your dad made up during this game......

Danny white, black and blue... what u gonna do?
Send in Hogaboom, Hogaboom, Hogaboom!

Chris Johnson said...

Oh, believe me, I remember it, too. Haven't been able to get it out of my head for going on 26 years or so now. We were obviously quite emotionally scarred by the experience.

Anonymous said...

You guys are just making up stuff and making me look like I was aggravating in my younger days.

Chris's Dad