Saturday, September 27, 2008

High Tide

We are back.

From the CBSSportsline.com Bowl Predictions page:

Awoken

Fitting title for this post for a few reasons.

First, well it's the first entry I've had since July. Sorry 'bout that, by the way.

Second, a certain, steady-living part of me has awoken. By that I mean I am in my first real relationship since high school (surprise!).

Third, and perhaps -- nay, definitely -- most exciting: Alabama is playing their most important game in... hell, maybe a decade. The 8th ranked Crimson Tide travel to Athens, Ga. to tangle with the 3rd ranked Georgia Bulldogs.

The last time Alabama played a game with such huge implications was the 1999 SEC Championship. Since then we've (yes we, the entire Crimson Tide family) endured three losing seasons, four coaching changes, a nasty probation, a six-game losing streak to Auburn... suffice to say, it ain't been a lot of fun.

Sure, there were two 10-win seasons. But one was while the team was on probation, and the other was the culmination of a very special senior class.

But tonight, tonight is different. With a win tonight, Alabama gets back into a place where they haven't been in a loooooong time. Back into a place they were for so many decades. Back into a place we as Bama fans feel is somewhere we have a birthright to be.

If the Tide pulls the upset tonight, then we are back into the National Title picture.

And that my friends, is why the butterflies are in my stomach. Roll mother fucking Tide!!!