October 7th, 2006

Me one more time!

Alabama vs. Duke

Final Score:

Alabama Crimson Tide: 30
Duke Blue Devils: 14

Pre-game: I got a call from my dad saying he didn't have to work today and didn't have anything to do... so he decided to come and tailgate with us. He wasn't going to stay since my mother wasn't coming down, but it was nice to have him down for the afternoon anyway. We celebrated my friend Chris' passing the final part of the CPA exam... now he's going to be rolling in the big money. We all had fun watching the Arkansas/Auburn game before hand as every time Arkansas scored... the whole Quad errupted. One guy we were watching it with must have had a blood fued against Auburn because he was taking personal pleasure in seeing Arkansas get the win. All in all, the tailgating was great. The people who set up next to us have a full bar set-up, bartender and all, and we talked to them for a bit. They were like "If you want a drink, go for it". Believe me, we went for it. The weather was also awesome as it was warm but not hot, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

The game itself: It was bowling shoe ugly on several fronts. We played like shit in the first half, and I got sick and tired of hearing every numb-nut in the student section yell "Horrible call" or them booing our players. I'm what you call a Sunshine Pumper... always looking on the bright side unless it's something real stupid (Like Simeon Castille intercepting deep in the endzone and then running it out to the 5 yard line before getting tackled... yeah, I dropped the F-Bomb on that one). It just ticks me off something fierce hearing people talk like they know exactly what should be done to fix the problems on the team. It makes you want to say, "Okay then... shut your damn mouth, put on a helmet and some pads, and fix it your damn self!". I also hate the fact I had to hear our fans boo our team... something that should NEVER happen... I don't care what the situation is. Support the team or shut the hell-up. To top it off, we had a wave going on as well... something I hate with a passion. Even though John Parker threw a horrible interception, it had a bright side... it killed the wave dead.

Anyways, the 2nd half is what was going to happen all along - Duke did not have the horses to compete for 4 full quarters. We did what we had to do, wore them down, and got the win. Yes people, we got the win. I know that pains a lot of Alabama fans out there to here that... but we won. You can play real shitty and still win. Sometimes it works out like that. Not every play is going to be an 80 yard bomb, and not every win is going to be pretty. I know a lot of people will jump on me saying "But it's freaking Duke we're talking about". You have a point, but still... who won the game? If we played shitty, Duke really played shitty if they couldn't get the win.

Sorry for the rant, but after hearing snide remark after snide remark from some people that couldn't concept the basic game of football if their lives depended on it, I had to get that off my chest. I'll leave you with some pictures... flame away!

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