Owen couldn't resist putting a few of his own touches on the lyrics. He said in a No Depression
interview "I put a couple lines in there. Hopefully the writer didn't get mad. 'The old rugged Cross and college football, that's how I was raised.' I don't remember what they had in there to start with, but… You sing that song to an audience no matter where you are, they get it right off. College football is part of the fiber of our country and it's certainly part of our fiber. We're from Alabama, that's all we know how to do is play football and we're pretty good at it."