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Get Your Riggins-on-a-thon!!


A few months ago I “met” Cherie – a lovely lass from Australia who was following my and Blogging Pal Julie’s blogs. She seemed to like all the same things we did (sexy vampires, shirtless men) and was incredibly funny and snarky and fit right in with our obsessive fangirl posse.

I was commenting on a post of Julie’s about Damon Salvatore being all broody and brokenhearted and compared him to a “Vampire Tim Riggins” which got Cherie’s attention. I directed her here to my Friday Night Lights Lovefests and she was immediately captivated by the Trademark Riggins “Brood and Smolder.”

Not a week later she had bought the first three seasons of FNL that are available in Australia and spent a long weekend with girlfriends which she named the Get Your Riggins-On-a-Thon! And they didn’t just watch the whole thing – oh – no. These girls made pom poms and wore their own team shirts and then went out during some Oz football finals in the streets with their faces painted the Dillon Panthers COLORS!!

Cherie's actual jersey worn in observance of Get-Your-Riggins-on-a-thon weekend!

I could not have been more proud 🙂

She kept my mom and I updated the entire weekend with their antics and we were rolling on the floor. We just sit and watch FNL and cry and wish it was a real place we could go to. These girls made it an event!! (I highly recommend checking out her hilarious updates in the comments section of this post.)

So as if THAT didn’t all make Cherie cool enough – she’s started a fantastic blog called My Spidey Sense is Tingling where she covers all sorts of exciting topics (sexy vampires, shirtless men) and this week made me adore her further by proclaiming that because of me she now loves The Killers (in a Damon-centric post no less!) Hey I don’t make money on this blog – but you know what I do get? People like Cherie listening to my crazy ravings about boys I love in TV and music and going out to see/hear for themselves what the hell I’m on about.

I mean, I have international influence dammit! So go support Cherie and her blog so she can write something that will make someone go “I gotta go check that out!” and fall in love with a fantastic show or a great band or a cute boy.

The Man, the Myth, the Riggins Brood and Smolder

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

3 thoughts on “Get Your Riggins-on-a-thon!!

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  2. Squuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeee!

    Words can’t describe how awesome this post is! Aside from officially dying and going to Brood and Smoulder heaven with that pic of the man, the myth, Tim Riggins at the end, I am blushing and excited and pinching myself to be featured on one of my favourite blogs ever.

    Oh, and Get Your Rigging On-athon part II is SO ON!

  3. An AWESOME post, with awesome pics (hot boys included), from an awesome friend and fellow blogger, about another awesome friend and fellow blogger. That’s a WHOLE LOTTA AWESOME for a single post!

    Special thanks to both Amy and Cherie for keeping me entertained, smiling (not to mention, highly unproductive at work ;)) on a daily basis through multiple means of communication (i.e. blog entries and comments, e-mail, text messages, and Twitter).

    You guys are the best! EVERYONE should be reading you both, so that they can have much fun fangirling with you as I do each day! 🙂

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