Auburnitis… There Is No Known Cure
By myauburn on August 29, 2012
Even though none of us are new to TET, given the new platform, I felt it would be appropriate to hear from everyone how you first contracted the incurable disease called “Auburnitis” While the disease has no cure the symptoms are unmistakable.
In the early stages you feel the irresistible urge to buy things Orange and Blue and develop a distaste for anything Crimson and White.
Later symptoms include the following:
You teach your children or pet in my case to say War Eagle.
You get goosebumps whenever you hear the fight song.
You get misty eyed while talking about AU tradition.
Advance case symptoms include drastic changes in mood swings based on the outcome of games sometimes resulting in anger management issues regarding West Alabama.
It is no secret how I contracted the disease (it was transmitted at birth) so I will share the time my wonderful wife was first infected. By the way, she grew up a Bammer.
On a beautiful fall day early in our marriage I took her to her first AU football game in Jordon Hare. Upon seeing Toomers Corner and the throngs of people she became slightly flushed. I could tell her fever had risen above 98.6. When we got within shouting distance of Jordon Hare her walking pace quickened and upon hearing the band warming up she made me quicken my pace to get around the stadium to watch. Temp now at least 100. While there we heard sirens in the distance and she wanted to know what was up. I told her it was probably the referees being escorted to the stadium but she wanted to see. When we arrived at the gate where the police motorcade stopped, we watched a white van back into the stadium portal and unload our beloved Eagle. Temp now at least 102. After entering the stadium she sat rather quietly and wide eyed at the spectacle for some time. When the Eagle was released and landed on the 50 yard line the infection was complete. Temp now 104. For the next few hours I was pummeled by her every time anything good happened.
She now is a bigger fan than I and I am very happy about the infection.
So, how did you fist get infected. Please share the story.