Well y'all, we lost. The win streak is over. No more National Championship season.
Yeah, not the best feeling. But here's the thing: I'm actually glad it finally happened. Because we are Auburn and we are not delusional people who honestly believe "we will never lose another game" (YES, someone from a certain unnamed team actually said this to my mom at the beginning of the 2010 season...wonder which team that is), we knew that this game would come. Based off how we played the first two games of this season, it's not so surprising that it happened so soon in the season.
For me, I feel like I have my classic Auburn Tigers back. I grew up watching my mom scream at the TV and my dad rolling his eyes in frustration as Auburn struggled to win games. Last year was a complete surprise to me. Ask anyone I was around, I did not believe for one second we would win the NC. It wasn't until we beat Bama that I actually knew it would happen. Not that it wasn't great and awesome, but still.
I say all this to say, I love my Auburn Tigers. I didn't come to school to watch a winning football team (because I frankly don't expect us to win constantly). I came to Auburn for a family atmosphere and a great academic school. I got these two things, PLUS a National Championship my freshman year.
Go ahead and say whatever you want to me and the Auburn family. All of us, especially current students and alumni, will defend our school. Because it's just that: our school.
"And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it."