FULTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — When the rivalry is as intense as Alabama and Auburn is, you wonder how it works out when both parties get married!
Tony and Amber LaRussa are a house divided in Fultondale. This week for Rachel on the Road, keeping things in the Iron Bowl spirit, we stopped by to see how they make it work.
“Generally, I’m downstairs in my man cave watching Auburn,” Amber’s husband Tony explained. “Amber, if they’re on at the same time, is upstairs watching Alabama.”
The couple says they keep the marriage together by watching it separately. There was ONE time they gave “watching the game together” a shot…that one time was the last time.
“We watched one game together, and if I remember correctly it didn’t go in Alabama’s favor that year,” Amber said.
“I think I got a little too excited about it,” Tony added.
“He saw my side of not winning….and I was like I’m leaving, and we didn’t speak the next day,” Amber said. Then they thought, maybe this isn’t such a good idea, and they’ve been dividing up every football Saturday since.
“When that three and a half hours is over with, it’s back to being civil,” they laughed.
For this weekend’s Iron Bowl, Tony will be kicked back in his “man cave.” Amber, however, is open for an invitation! She can’t be in the company of an Auburn fan… “I will be leaving,” she sais. “So if anyone wants to invite me over, I’m a good cook. I can bring a dish I am open for an invitation.”
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