By: Emily Johnson
January 6, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - This year's match up of the Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn University Tigers brings together two teams that haven't played each other since 1990, the year before I was born. Fast forward to 2014 and this game provides a unique environment for me. My family gets to experience a house divided scenario. "I think we're handling it well. Like I said Auburn is the underdog so you know all the pressure is on the Noles," said Jerry Johnson, My Dad.
My mom went to FSU and my dad went to Auburn.
My dad said he's looking forward to this game and that it rivals the games with Bo Jackson on one side and Deon Sanders on the other. "There were some very good games with the Pat Dye led teams versus the Bobby Bowden led teams and it developed into a good rivalry," said Jerry Johnson.
When my sister and I were toddlers my mom was already dressing us up in her alma mater's colors. "Well early on I had bought FSU cheerleading outfits for my girls and hoping that it would rub off on them," said Connie Johnson, My Mom.
As a family we also took numerous trip to see Auburn play growing up. When it came time to decide where to go to school my sister and I both went to Auburn. My mom now has both team flags flying on her car. She said even though she has three Auburn graduates in the family she will be staying true to her alma mater and rooting for a Seminoles third national championship.