Alabama

It’s almost like the whole state of Alabama has shut down today, due to 1) snow and 2) the University of Alabama playing for the national college-football championship tonight. So far, at least in my northwest corner of the state, the snow is not impressing and doesn’t seem to warrant all the school-closings and grocery-store frenzies that went on yesterday. Here’s hoping that Alabama’s football showing tonight is better. Now, normally I am not an Alabama fan — you know it’s a rule here that you have to choose between Alabama and Auburn and I’ve just sort of gravitated toward Auburn as the usual underdog (plus I like the campus better because it’s prettier and smaller) — but tonight I feel as if the honor of SEC football is at stake in front of the whole country and Alabama Must Win. Younger Daughter, on the other hand, is bitterly anti-Alabama and already has declared that we’re a house divided tonight if I’m going to jump ship like this. And it does pain me, it really does — but it’s vital we in the SEC show everyone that we deserve to be represented in the national championship, at least by one team if we can’t have both. So — and you won’t often hear me say this — “Roll, Tide!” Tonight we’ll all be like 21-month-old grandson Capt. Adorable — lounging in our easy chairs with eyes glued to the screens and snacks nearby.

9 thoughts on “Alabama

  1. I echo your sentiments exactly. What the heck is wrong with younger daughter? Did she just not graduate from the UNIVERSITY of ALABAMA at Birmingham?

  2. Y’all crack me up! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. What would I do without yoou all?

    And, yes, Sarah, Younger Daughter did recently graduate from a University of Alabama institution — but you know that UAB folks are not necessarily UA fans. Something about rooting for your own school and not the big one down the road.

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