Football means a lot to people all over this country, but there are a few places where it might mean a little too much. Two of them are Nebraska and Alabama, and I can prove it right here.
Oh, go ahead and send your emails, Nebraska fans. You always do. I think everybody understands why football is such a big thing in Nebraska and Alabama. The roughly 20 national titles between them have inspired quite a bit of pride in those areas. Everybody gets it.
It's just that if you live in Alabama and you get a misspelled pledge of "allegence" tattoo on your arm (did you see it in the first shot above?), I think it's fair game to point out that you're not doing much to counteract some of the big stereotypes about the South.
And the Nebraska guy. You remember Jack Hoffman, right? He is the 7-year-old cancer survivor who got a carry in Nebraska's spring game and took it to the house.
It was without question one of the best sports moments of this year, revealing so many wonderful things about sports and Nebraskans and Nebraska football.
I'm just not sure that comes through in the tat.
As a refresher, fans and sport tattoos are quite the "in" thing apparently. But tennis fans across the Atlantic are just as passionate judging from this cheeky fella following Andy Murray winning Wimbledon.