I'm in Chicago as well. Actually, a suburb north of the city. Of course they don't understand your passion for the SEC and Auburn, it's Big 10 country! It's not difficult to find great conversation about college football though. They just happen to love Michigan, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
It's not Auburn (what is?!?!?), but the atmosphere at Camp Randall (WI) is pretty great. I can't stand Michigan fans, though they've been a lot easier to take in the past five years. I actually want UAT to win the game against Michigan (and lose all the rest!) just because the UM fans can be unbearable. Funny though, even though my neighborhood is mostly WI, Northwestern and OSU fans, on my block alone there's a huge LSU fan, Florida State fan, and a not very vocal Vandy fan (all graduates of those schools). I love finding my fellow Auburn fans/alum though in all sorts of places around Chicago; my son's XC meet, Cubs game, grocery store, etc.
You probably already know this, but in case you didn't, Auburn fans gather at both Messner's and Hamburger Mary's. Go to the Chicago Auburn Club on Facebook for more info if you are interested.
My sons are going to the Ryder Cup so I hope they're able to give Jason Dufner a big War Eagle!
I was not born nor raised a southerner, but I sure enjoyed Auburn, living in the south, and the friends I made there.
Northerners just don't understand
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:41 PM
I'm an Alum and my wife if from a small dairy farm in Vermont. She loves Auburn and says often "We're an Auburn family." Of course we've been married 21 years and have a daughter who's a sophomore at AU so I've had some time to work on her.
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