And the National Champions Are…

Last night was the final game of the college football season. The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs duked it out to prove who was the best, once and for all.

I was a nervous wreck leading up to this game. All season, Georgia had been so dominant. (To be fair, I was worried about Clemson, too, and the Tide handled them like a boss!)

There was more than just the title riding on this game. Alabama head coach Nick Saban had never been beaten by a former assistant, and he was poised to tie Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant for the most titles won in the BCS/CFP era. The Bulldogs were looking to win their first title since 1980, and of course, Kirby Smart could be the first Saban assistant to defeat the master.

Like I said, the stakes were high.

The game started on a high note for the Crimson Tide, with Tony Brown intercepting a pass, but it was all downhill from there for the rest of the first half. Georgia was on point, and they honestly dominated. It was clear they were there to win. We left the field, down 13-0.

However, following halftime, Alabama showed up. Coach Saban pulled sophomore QB Jalen Hurts and put in the true freshman Tua Tagovailoa, who had never started a game. His gamble paid off — Tua quickly fired a strike that brought us back within six points. Unfortunately, Georgia answered swiftly, and once again, we were down by thirteen.

Things were not looking good. But then, the Crimson Tide freshman cavalry arrived. There is no other way to explain it. On the backs of Tua, Najee Harris, and Jerry Jeudy, we reached the redzone. We scored thirteen unanswered points, tying the game. A missed field goal attempt on Bama’s part sent the battle into overtime.

Alabama was first to defend. They held Georgia to a field goal. The Bama offense trotted onto the field. All we needed was a touchdown to win.

On the first play, Tua was sacked for a substantial loss of yards. I was hiding my face, heart pounding, praying that we hadn’t come back and taken the game to overtime just to lose by three points. And then…

Two true freshmen connected — Tua and wide receiver DeVonta Smith — and the Tide won!!!!! Seventeenth title, sixth in Saban’s career (tying Paul Bryant), Alabama’s fifth title in nine years (and second in three years)…

Best. Game. Ever.

Even if I had about five heart attacks. Lol. If you want an accurate description of how we watched the game, check this out:

Roll Tide!!!!!!! #17

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It’s Midnight and I’m Blogging

I have decided to post a random personal blog once a week, although I can’t guarantee I’ll remember or always have anything interesting to say…

For tonight, however, I do have a good story. This past Saturday, my dad and I went to see the Alabama Crimson Tide play.

I’m a huge college football fan, as are my parents. My dad has loved the Tide since forever, but he’s only been to one actual game, and an A-Day. This was my third game, thanks to the fact that my Jesse took me to watch them against Virginia Tech.

Anyway, we had a wonderful Saturday. We reached Tuscaloosa early and briefly tailgated with a couple of really nice strangers. The game was amazing. Our opponent was the Colorado State Rams. There’s clearly work to be done, but we won and I enjoyed doing the “Rammer Jammer” cheer.

Dad bought me a collector’s cup and a stuffed elephant, decorated with the Alabama “A,” which is too similar to the one for the Atlanta Braves if you ask me. I took some pictures, none worthy of this blog. Just Google “Bryant-Denny stadium.” It’s magnificent. The atmosphere is electric. And I totally fan-girled on the Walk of Champions. No shame!

As always, I hope this post finds you well. Be ready for better posts in October. Lol. (Although I’m sure there will be more talk of the Crimson Tide before the season is over.)

The Iron Bowl 2016

Friends of mine who are Auburn fans talked a lot of trash last week, mostly because the Tigers’ defense has straightened up lately. But you can’t really do much with an offense that can’t score touchdowns. Needless to say, the Alabama Crimson Tide won. They will be undefeated when they meet the Florida Gators next Saturday in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game. Roll Tide!

Here is something amusing for you to watch:

Sweet Sixteen

Monday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Clemson Tigers 45-40, giving the U of A its sixteenth national title (and Nick Saban’s fourth in seven seasons). This meant that Within Reason had to update their song “Elephant Fight” again. Lol. Roll Tide!!!

Roll Tide!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about the Alabama Crimson Tide and a lot has happened in the interim.

After losing to Ole Miss for the second year in a row, the Tide has been perfect. They defeated their in-state rivals, the Auburn Tigers, to secure a trip to Atlanta, where they easily took down the Florida Gators and won their second consecutive SEC Championship game. 🙂

On New Years Eve, the Tide faces their next challenge: coming out on top against Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl so that they will have a shot at another national title.

Needless to say, I am stoked!!!!! I will be in front of a television at 7 p.m. (CST), ready for kickoff. It is sure to be a great game. Roll Tide!

In addition to all of this, runningback Derrick Henry became the second Alabama player to win the Heisman. I’m so proud of my boys!

 

 

Saturdays in the South

Bama

Guys, I am so excited because college football kicks off this weekend! (See what I did there? Ha!)

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, then you know I’m a huge Alabama Crimson Tide fan. I apologize in advance for how many of my blogs are going to reference my team/football in general for the next five-ish months. I can’t help it; I’m addicted. It happens when you live in the South…and it seems the great state of Alabama, in particular.

Anyway, one of the bands I love from Birmingham has a song all about the Tide, entitled “Elephant Fight.” Check it out, as well as the other videos I’ve posted below. I’m just getting myself pumped up for the Alabama/Wisconsin game on Saturday. 🙂 Roll Tide!