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13 Things That Happen When You Live In A Divided Football Home

"Son, I love you, but you just can't be wearing orange in my house like that."

1. You have a civil, loving relationship 364 days a year. On game day, the gloves are off.

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On game day you both tread lightly, and the smack talk is at an all-time high.

2. You most likely will not be speaking to each other the week of the big game.

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Unless you're reminding them who the better team is, but you also respect the jinx enough to not get ahead of yourself.

3. Your dad is very particular of what memorabilia can hang where.

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But if your team wins, you can litter the house with every bit of school pride you can find.

4. After a loss, you were forced to wear your rival's jersey.

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You are still scarred over the loss of 2007.

5. You dread the inevitable post-game text.


*Team loses.*

*Turns phone on do not disturb.*

6. You take turns on which section you sit in each year. / Via

Odd years, you sit in your team's section, and even years, it's your rival's section. BUT, you refuse to cheer for them, and you definitely are going to wear your team's colors.

7. If your team wins, you get a whole year of bragging rights.

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And we all know you will fully take advantage of these rights.

8. When a sibling goes to a rival school, you kind of feel like you failed them.

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If you love them, let them go.

9. Family get-togethers can be a bit tough, especially when you're the odd man out.


Brace yourself — the snarky jabs and comments about how their team is better are coming.

10. And your relatives just love to get you clothes from your rival school.


Thanks, Scott. I'm totally going to wear this never.

11. If you are marrying into a house divided, both schools will be represented in the wedding cake.

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Gig em' Tide?

12. You fight over which team you think the dog is a fan of.

He's so excited for our #housedivided game he can't keep his eyes open! @DrewBut13r #BAMAvsUGA #ROLLTIDE

TBH, the dog doesn't care about your football team. He'd rather be on the field chasing the ball himself.

13. If you ever want to get back at a sibling, you drop stats and bring up past games.


"Oh yeah Claire, well what about when Johnny missed that kick and lost the game in 2009?"

*drops mic*

House divided or not, everyone can agree that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are delicious.

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