This post was queued to publish today because I am still enjoying my time with friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Today, however, is a biggie for fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers. The “The Iron Bowl” kicks off at 7:45 PM ET from Bryant-Denny Stadium in T-town and airs on ESPN. The Iron Bowl game dates back to 1893. Alabama leads the series 42-35-1.
Last week, Alabama celebrated its Homecoming. Part of the festivities included a pep rally featuring legendary defensive great Marty Lyons. Lyons was the 1978 Consensus First-Team All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Lyons is also a College Football Hall of Famer.
Alabama was playing the Western Carolina Catamounts last Saturday, but Lyons stirred the Homecoming crowd with this, "A week from now, when our good friends Auburn come in, we are going to open up a can of whip-ass! And we're going to show them exactly what 'Roll Tide Roll' means!"
The rivalry between The Tide and The War Eagle of Auburn is one of the fiercest in college football. Alabama suffered an inordinate number of injuries in their 48-14 win over WCU. Star receiver Amari Cooper, nose tackle A’Shawn Robinson, left tackle Cam Robinson, fullback Jalston Fowler, receiver ArDarius Stewart and tight end Brian Vogler were all taken off the field. Alabama also held out T.J. Yeldon, DeAndrew White and Adam Griffith.
It scares me to think that even one of these players would not be able to take the field against the Tigers.
Today’s game is a chance for
revenge pay back after last year’s 34-28 loss to
the Tigers and a chance to keep their national title hopes alive.
ROLL TIDE ROLL!
For any of you who may be an Auburn fan reading this post, enjoy this amusing video entitled, “Don’t Give Auburn A ‘Second’ Chance.”