When you marry someone who loves your rivalry school, it's bound to make things interesting. Every year at Holy War time, we get seriously competitive (no wonder - this rivalry warrants its own Wikipedia page!) As you can see, our BLUE vs. RED family feud even extends into folding laundry:
Ryan's a die-hard Ute fan, and got involved in student body campaigns, like the Go! Party (click here and check out the Go! video to see him.) Crystalee was literally a BYU Front Row Fanatic and BYU Student Alumni Vice President, planning big Homecoming and spirit events. Thus, we're both out to "convert" our future kids. Behold, evidence of our loyalties:
|Crystalee won front row tickets to the BYU/Utah game and all this BYU swag in 2007 for doing a stunt in the Front Row Fanatics contest. She made a peanut butter and banana sandwich with her feet and ATE it in front of a large crowd.|
|Ryan lived and breathed the MUSS for years, since his bachelor pad was literally across the street from the Rice Eccles Stadium. A Utah man, sir, a Utah man he is!|
|Crystalee's known in the office for BYU school spirit - here's her decked-out cube at MarketStar in 2011.|
|Ryan's grin, happy to be with MUSS pals at a 2009 game.|
Bring us together and what to you get?
|Red and blue stockings at Christmas on our makeshift fireplace.|
|A rivalry that knows no bounds - even in Sydney we sported our school colors.|
|Crystalee braved the MUSS with Ryan and Tami in 2010 - even wearing BYU gear. Recall the painful BYU loss in the last five seconds? Ouch.|
Gooo COUGARS and Go UTES!