From the first kickoff till the last hurrah, our conversation is all about the gridiron.
Southerners start getting excited about the next season of SEC football about five minutes after the National Championship trophy is awarded. And it’s not just “a guy thing” down here—Southern women watch football and spout off those football sayings with the same rabid enthusiasm as Daddy, Hubby, and Bubba. Plus, we make some mean tailgating food.
Our typical Southern expressions get the nudge, this time of year, as we devote ourselves entirely to our teams. But here’s the thing. It’s not just that we're all talking about football in every Southern home right now—it’s that we're saying the same things about it.
At least, that’s what we suspected, so we polled our Facebook Brain Trust to see if we were right. Check out their list below. We think you’ll hear some familiar Southern expressions. If not, well—you just ain’t played nobody yet.