When Georgia offensive lineman Dallas Lee takes the field on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game, the Bulldogs' starting guard will be facing family on the opposing sideline.
"We have to stay objective, although our Georgia friends and family do not understand that," said Lisa Lee, who works as an administrator for Gwinnett County Public Schools. "They say Dallas has less time left, and Dillon will have more opportunities. But I'm going to have to look at both of them that night, and somebody is going to be completely ecstatic that they're going to Miami and the other is going upset because they're not getting what they hoped for. So I've got to think about that."
The Lees have been Georgia fans their entire lives, but they had to begin rooting for Alabama when Dillon chose to pave his own path with the Crimson Tide. The family has tried extremely hard to get to as many games between the two boys as possible, but the schedule did not always make the travel possible.
While the Lees may be torn in their allegiances on Saturday, they do not have to worry about possible travel plans to the BCS Championship Game. With a son on each team, the family will be going to the title game no matter who wins.
Another positive for the Lees is the fact that the boys probably won't be forced to go after each other on the field, although that will likely change next season:
"Oh my God, I hope not," Mom said. "But that could definitely happen next year."