An interesting question regarding college football and marriages came up on FOX 2 NEWS in Michigan this week.
During a segment between reporters Kellie Rowe, Ryan Ermanni and Derek Kevra, the three discussed whether to have a fall wedding during college football season. Rowe quickly clarified that this was unacceptable.
Rowe remembers attending a wedding where she spent all her time checking her phone for score updates in the Michigan State game. The Spartans lost, so Rowe was glad to have access to the open bar.
But Ermanni might have had the best justification at the table. Ermanni said that for Michigan residents, scheduling a wedding on the Michigan-Michigan State game is a non-starter.
As for the wider college football world, they largely agreed with Rowe and Ermanni here. Some went so far as to suggest they might reconsider their friendships with someone who had planned a wedding on a Football Saturday:
Of course, not all parts of the country will be equally passionate. In places like New York, where there aren’t big college football teams, that’s probably not a big deal.
But in SEC, Big Ten, and Big 12 territory, the entire downfall is usually planned around football season.
So if you have friends in one of these regions or are die-hard fans of one of these schools, maybe check out their football schedules before planning your wedding.