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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 2:51pm

Why Are Southerners So Passionate About Football?

Updated: 1 month ago.
Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (Photo Credit, Mark Runyon | Pro Football Schedules, Flickr)

Why are Southerners so passionate about football? From Friday night lights to college championships to the Superbowl, people in the South love their pigskin. This week, we’re looking at why.

Friday, August 29, All Things Considered will broadcast from Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee. Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley joins host Rickey Bevington to talk about growing up in southern football culture, leading the winningest team in bulldogs history and his predictions for the future of the game.

We’ll also sit down with quarterback Tracy “Hambone” Ham, Georgia Southern University’s only inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame. And we’ll profile of Georgia’s most sought-after high school recruits who grew up only miles apart.

Before the broadcast, we want to hear from you about your passion for pigskin. Sing us your fight song, describe your go-to game day recipe, or walk us through your game-day ritual that brings extra luck.

Here is how you can participate:

Share your recipes, and rituals on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Vine with the hashtag #AllThingsFootball.

Tweet us a photo of your favorite game day shirt, or game day dish. Or share a video on Instagram or Vine of you singing your high school or college fight song.

It's easy to join the conversation on social media! Just use our #AllThingsFootball guide.

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