If you’re coming to Passionately Rivalicious from Confessions from a Southern Socialite. We would “LOVE” for you to “LIKE” us on Facebook and comment on our Wall!  For all of our PR Fans, you will love Joy’s Blog!  She is a HUGE Mississippi State Bulldog Fan!  Visit her at http://joy-southernsocialite.b​logspot.com/  Thank you Joy for blogging about Passionately Rivalicious!

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

Are you ready for some football? And a GIVEAWAY??

If you love football as much as I do, you are going to LOVE this giveaway.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with Linda and Randi (mother and daughter) ofPassionately Rivalicious.  These ladies have teamed up with me to give away two gift certificates,yes TWO of you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Passionately Rivalicious, The Collegiate Clothing Boutique for Women & Children!!  They offer items from over 25 colleges — from the Big 12, SEC, and more.

Here is how to enter to WIN:

  • Become a follower of my blog and comment on this post telling me the team you cheer for… (1 entry)
  • Visit the Passionately Rivalicious website by clicking here
  • Like” the Passionately Rivalicious’ fan page on facebook by clicking here… (1 entry)
  • Comment on their facebook status telling them what team you are cheering for this season (1 entry)

It’s that simple, and you have three chances to WIN!  Now, let me show you some of the items I love that they offer!

Being the Mississippi State fan that I am…

This cute dress is perfect for the hot tailgating days that are ahead.  Pair it with some cowboy boots and you’re set!  I love, Love, LOVE flip flops and these are adorable!!  A must have to finish out the summer!

And if I had a little girl — she would be wearing this to cheer on the dawgs!

Now, I can’t leave out my friends who are fans of “other” teams… but, you’ll have to check out their website to see the items they offer for your team of choice.  =)

What are you waiting for???  Comment, like and let’s hear who you are cheering for!!  Entries are welcome through Tuesday at noon.  The two winners will be picked from random.org that afternoon and announced soon after!  Good Luck!!


Passionately Rivalicious would like to proudly welcome Bailey from the University of Arkansas, Bree from Baylor University, and Erika from Texas Tech University of our Passionately Rivalicious Collegiate Correspondent Team!

We are so EXCITED to have all of you on the TEAM!

Posted: June 17, 2011 in Passion Play Sports

As we launched, Passionately Rivalicious, LLC on September 1, 2010, a Promise to share our Passion, Spirit, and Enthusiasm was at the Heart of our Vision.  We are truly aware that we share the love for athletics, community, and philanthropy with all of you.

Passion Play Sports, a non-profit organization of Passionately Rivalicious – The Collegiate Clothing Boutique for Women & Children, promotes the development of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, & Character through Growing the Games for Kids.

Think back …

How old were you?

Where were you?

What sport was it?

When did you first experience your love for the Game?

We want every child to cherish those memories.

The Mission of Passion Play Sports focuses on the growth and development of children through sport-related activities.  Passion Play Sports collects new footballs, basketballs, baseballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs from corporations, small businesses, professional sports teams, and individuals through private donations and philanthropic events.

Through our Passion Play Sports “Sports Ball Drop” Events, we enthusiastically distribute them to community organizations throughout the nation.  Witness and experience the excitement of sharing your love for sports and community!

Join the Fun in Giving Back & Catch the Spirit with Sports Balls for Kids!

Passion Play Sports

Growing the Games for Kids

Website: http://www.passionplaysports.org

Email: info@passionplaysports.org

A Non-Profit of

Passionately Rivalicious, LLC
The Collegiate Clothing Boutique for Women & Children
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Because Babies have Team Spirit too, we love the adorable Tee & Bloomer Set!
Dress your precious girls and boys in your favorite collegiate colors, complete with a darling ric-rac gingham applique logo t-shirt with matching bloomers. As the perfect gift, the set comes in a netted bag with matching color trim, bow, and your college gift tag! Ready for photos and cheers at the next game!
Sets are $25.00 & come in 12M / 18M.

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Brand New Couture Leather Bracelets includes: Baylor, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M.

Brand New Couture Leather Collegiate Bracelet Collection
Show off your school spirit with the latest fashion trend!
These Genuine Leather Triple-Wrap Bracelets with Swarovski Crystals say it all!

Wear Couture Leather 3 stylish ways:
3 wraps around your wrist
2 wraps around your ankle
1 wrap around your neck

Beautifully delivered in your Collegiate-Color Chiffon Jewelry Pouch!
The Perfect Special Gift for You or that Rivalicious Friend!

Thank you to all of our Passionately Rivalicious Fans & New Fans that purchased our Groupon this past weekend!

We wanted to give all of you a quick glimpse into how to redeem your Groupon with us.  We have uploaded all of the Groupon Codes and every can go shopping at your convenience.

1.  Go Shopping at http://www.prfanshop.com

2.  At checkout, fill in the Shipping for this Order.

3.  Type in your Groupon # (in the top right hand corner), into the Discount Coupon box without the dashes.

4.  Click Recalculate & you will see your $50.00 Groupon applied to your order.

5.  Fill in your Billing Details & Shipping Address

6. Click Continue & Pay by PayPal or Credit Card

Make sure to add your email address to our “Be the First to Know” to receive updates on all New Arrivals as they come into stock at http://www.prfanshop.com.

Become a Fan of Passionately Rivalicious on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, & Check out our Blog and YouTube Channel.

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Happy Shopping!

Passionately Rivalicious Groupon

Posted: May 7, 2011 in Media

The Groupon is “LIVE” $25 FOR $50 worth of College Apparel for Women & Children from Passionately Rivalicious!

Here is the link http://my.groupon.com/dallas/ & click on Passionately Rivalicious!

Happy Shopping!

With Spirit – Passionately Rivalicious

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As we prepare to make our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT AT 6PM. CST, we would like to introduce our fantastic new arrivals! The Haul Couture oversized, insulated tote packages everyday life with a touch of glamour … It’s more than just a bag! The perfect bag to “haul around” every day and when not in use, this tote is designed to fold flat. The perfect Food Tote to carry your favorite food and beverage contribution in style to tailgating and watch parties. Perfect as an Overnight Tote and amazing as a Travel Bag, folding flat at the bottom of a suitcase. Utilize the Stacker Board System as dividers for packing clothes, shoes, crafts, accessories, & food.

When you stuff our Passionately Rivalicious Nap Mat in this tote, little fans are set to head off to games, vacations, camps, and the Grandparents. Great attention is given to every detail, making each bag unique. Let Haul Couture be your “personal assistant” throughout your busy life. Haul Couture, will have you looking absolutely fabulous night and day!

Tragedy brings the Tigers & Tide Together! Read this well written commentary from Gene with ESPN.com. Prayers continue for all that were touched by this horrible natural disaster. Roll Tide & War Eagle!


It isn’t a rivalry. Ohio State-Michigan is a rivalry. USC-UCLA is a rivlary. Texas-Oklahoma is a rivalry.

Alabama Tornado

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images
The tornado that hit Tuscaloosa was estimated to be a mile wide.

Alabama-Auburn is an all-consuming football holy war. It is more primal, more organic and more self-defining than anything else in college sports. It’s forgotten more about intensity and an addiction to bragging rights than, say, Florida-Florida State or West Virginia-Pitt will ever know.

Forget about table manners; it doesn’t have any. It also doesn’t care what you think … especially what a Yankee thinks. It is unabashedly and unapologetically over the top in a jump-the-shark, provincial kind of way.

Babies are taught to say “Roll Tide,” or “War Eagle” at the same time they learn, “Mommy” or “Daddy” — maybe earlier. The entire state counts the days — each and every one of them — until the annual, season-ending Iron Bowl is played. And then they start over again.

“The best thing about this game is also the worst thing about this game,” said then-Auburn equipment manager Frank Cox in the definitive Tide versus Tigers book, “A War In Dixie.” “It’s too important to too many people.”

And then last Wednesday a monstrous, unforgiving band of killer tornadoes dragged their funnel spouts through parts of the South, including Tuscaloosa, home of the Bama campus. Now almost nothing, most of all a football game, seems too important anymore.

They called it a natural disaster, but there wasn’t anything natural about the carnage and despair the hundreds of twisters caused. Wind speeds on the most vicious tornadoes reached about 200 miles per hour — or more than 85 mph faster than what Kyle Busch averaged to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Richmond on Saturday.

Entire neighborhoods were pulled apart like cotton balls. Houses vanished. Cars were flicked away. Forty of the 236 Alabamans who lost their lives last week were in Tuscaloosa — the latest victim a 22-year-old student from UA. More than 300 people in the city are unaccounted for.

The figures change each day. And in a heartwarming and wonderful way, so does the relationship between those who wear Bama crimson and those who wear Auburn blue and orange.

There is no war in Dixie. A football game pulled two football nations apart. Tragedy has brought them together.

Late last week, a 70-person Auburn contingent including coach Gene Chizik, players and administrators traveled in two waves to the Birmingham area — a Bama stronghold — to assist with the relief effort. They weren’t dressed to the nines in Auburn gear. They didn’t burn up their Twitter or Facebook accounts with updates. It was just 70 Auburn folks trying to help those in need.

Chizik did the same sort of thing when he coached at Iowa State. When a tornado tore through little Parkersburg, Iowa, in 2008, Chizik and about 30 players and staff members drove unannounced to the town.

The devastation throughout Alabama and five other southern states could melt a heart made of dry ice. But then you stumble across Toomer’s For Tuscaloosa on Facebook and you discover the goodness of those at Auburn and beyond.

Toomer’s Corner is the legendary gathering place for Tigers fans after an Auburn victory. And Toomer’s Trees are its signature landmark. No trees have been draped in more celebratory toilet paper than those oaks.

When a Bama nut job recently poisoned the trees, Crimson Tide fans expressed their disgust with the chemical sabotage mission and created a fund to save or replant the oaks. The simple gesture of sympathy didn’t go unappreciated by Auburn followers.

Toomer’s For Tuscaloosa is a simple idea too: provide a human chain of support and relief for those tornado victims whose stories of loss make you want to sit on a curb and cry.

A young mother needs clothes to wear to her children’s funeral.

A triage center needs blankets for its injured patients.

Alabama Tornado Relief

AP Photo/Dave MartinDonations to the ravaged areas have come in from all over the state and country.

A call for prom dresses goes out — just so a devastated high school and its senior girls can have a moment’s worth of normalcy.

There are diaper drives. Food drives. Fundraisers. The Auburn University Psychological Services Center has provided a hotline number.

Buy a houndstooth magnet in support of the tornado victims. Buy an “A United — Two teams. One State” T-shirt and a chunk of the sales proceeds go to a relief fund.

Auburn alum Charles Barkley flew to Birmingham to personally thank volunteers and Red Cross workers. And the highways don’t lack for relief trucks and cars making the nearly three-hour drive from Auburn to Tuscaloosa.

In a show of solidarity, the Tigers’ baseball team wore state of Alabama stickers on the back of their batting helmets last weekend. When the Auburn and Bama baseball teams play each other this weekend at AU, count on a collection fund. And count on Auburn fans happily reaching into their wallets to help.

Chizik and Bama coach Nick Saban stood side by side on the stage of Radio City Music Hall on Thursday as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asked for a moment of silence in honor of the tornado victims. They were joined by the likes of Auburn’s Cam Newton and Nick Fairley and Bama’s Mark Ingram, Julio Jones and Marcell Dareus.

“We will move mountains to help each other,” wrote a woman named Pam Crawley on the Toomer’s For Tuscaloosa site. “We are family — father, mother, sister and brother. Thank God we live in such a great state. Where people give their all no matter what it takes.

“Roll Eagle and War Tide.”

It would be nice if the truce between these two programs would last long after the Red Cross trailers leave. Or at the worst, if the unhealthy holy war was downgraded to a healthy rivalry. But it probably won’t happen.

Too bad. The Tigers and the Tide have more in common than they’d like to admit.

It’s called the state of Alabama.

Gene Wojciechowski is the senior national columnist for ESPN.com. You can contact him at gene.wojciechowski@espn.com. Hear Gene’s podcasts and ESPN Radio appearances by clicking here. And don’t forget to follow him on Twitter @GenoEspn.