Tennessee/Memphis game results in 'a house divided' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Paranjape

Tennessee/Memphis game results in 'a house divided'

There is no doubt sports fans can be pretty fanatical about their teams. Such is the case for the Orian family. Sean and Jessica Orian have been married for two years. Jessica is the Vols fan, while Sean is the Tigers fan.

This week, both are being a bit obnoxious.

From cups to bookends to cloths, it is clear the Orian household is divided.  You can even tell who drives which car.

Thursday, as Jessica was showing off her UT gear, including her flip-flops, Sean was in the other room, laying out his Tigers clothes.

"Just trying to decide what I'm going to wear this weekend. Trying to decide," Sean said.

About the only thing that's not divided in the house is the dog.  His name is Smokey...named after UT's mascot.

Jessica had the dog before she met Sean.

"I had to adopt him," Sean said. "At first, very first time I met him, he took my sandwich."

There is no question who bleeds blue and who bleeds orange in the Orian house.  The couple doesn't have tickets, but they'll be watching the game on TV with friends.

Jessica says the Vols will win by 9.

Sean says the Tigers will win by 7.


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