Auburn fan made himself sick to skip wedding and watch 2013 Iron Bowl
JUL 24, 2014 12:30p ET
What did you sacrifice to watch your favorite college football game last season?
A few hours on another Saturday?
Some free time spent doing things for your spouse?
How about your general health?
According to SB Nation, an Auburn fan named Garrett intentionally hung around a sick family member on Thanksgiving, hoping to catch a bug that would render him useless and on the couch Saturday afternoon.
The wedding was scheduled to start at 3:30 pm eastern. The exact time of the Iron Bowl.
My sister-in-law was sick all Thanksgiving Day. She had quarantined herself to a guest bedroom during all of the festivities, though she began making an appearance that night.
It started out as kind of a joke. Everyone knew I was tortured over having to miss the biggest Iron Bowl ever for a wedding, so they were saying things like, "Wouldn't it be funny if you caught the bug and couldn't go?" The more I thought about it, the more it started making sense to my tryptophan-soaked brain.
So I basically just started treating her like she didn't have the plague, which is what the rest of the family was doing. I didn't do anything crazy like eat or drink after her, which I guess would make sense if I was really serious about it. I kind of half-assed it. Just sat beside her. Gave her a good-bye hug at the end of the day.
It was about a 36-hour bug. It started hitting me a couple of hours before kickoff, right about the time I was going to have to decide if I was really going to go to the wedding or not. I was violently ill about thirty minutes to game time, but managed to make it through the whole game without any other incidences. The next 24 hours after the game were a living hell though.
I'd like to tell you I feel bad for doing it, but no, it was totally worth it. If it had ended up being less than what actually occurred, I'd probably feel pretty guilty. But then I think about it the other way around, if I had missed the greatest ending to an Iron Bowl ever, and I imagine feeling way worse in that case.
That probably makes me a bad person, but I'm not the one who broke the cardinal sin of Southern wedding scheduling. I gave them a big wedding gift. We're even. Haha.
War Eagle, indeed.
Before you go, relive Chris Davis' magic one more time: