It’s that time again…..football time in Tennessee! Log on to any social media site at any given time and you will see post after post by different people letting you know exactly how many more days are left until the first football game of the season. Southerners are famous for their love of college football and come September, campuses across the region erupt with cheering fans and football get-togethers. Families and friends gather to enjoy good food and watch the game. Nothing gets your adrenaline pumping quite like watching the Vols enter Neyland Stadium by running through the “T” formed by The Pride of the Southland Marching Band.
While touchdowns, good food, and team spirit weigh heavily on the minds of football fans, many women are more concerned with the image of charm and class they are eager to portray. The long time tradition of dressing up for football games is prevalent at many SEC schools, and The University of Tennessee is no exception to the rule. Women are often “dressed to the nines” in their orange and white. Only in the south is game day more celebrated than any other event - even weddings are planned around game days!
Taking time for oneself to enjoy cheering for a favorite sports team is a great way to boost mood and joy and lower risk of anxiety or depression. Whether you enjoy dressing up, hosting a party or curling up in your pajamas to watch a game, taking the time for fun, mood-boosting activities is a great idea to add to your weekly schedule.
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.”- Bill Shankly