Vinnie and Sal Sunseri are on opposite sides of a prominent Southern rivalry, and not overjoyed about it.
Vinnie is a safety for No. 1 Alabama and father Sal is Tennessee's defensive coordinator, making Saturday night's game a highly stressful family get-together in Knoxville, Tenn.
Father and son have almost identical takes on the situation.
It's a "very, very tough" week, Vinnie said.
It's "very, very, very tough," agreed his father.
"A lot of mixed emotions," said Vinnie, a pained expression on his face. "Hard. Hard, hard, hard. I'm getting a lot of calls from the family saying good luck to me, but I know they're just giving the same, exact advice to my dad. It's tough. It's really tough. But I'm excited to see my dad."
If it's hard for them, double that for mother-and-wife Roxann. The trio watched Vinnie's brother Tino, Pittsburgh's quarterback, play during a shared open date for Alabama and Tennessee.
"I had never witnessed it before, but she becomes a wreck," the Crimso...