Saturday, November 15, 2014

Alabama Vs Mississippi State

Last Saturday I spent the entire game biting my nails down to the nubs.  Alabama was playing the LSU Tigers in Death Valley—the place where LSU Coach Les Miles said “dreams come to die.”

With an overtime win, Alabama made sure it was the other guys whose dreams died.

That brings us to today’s game against the SEC’s only undefeated team—Mississippi State.  The game will be carried on CBS and kicks off at 3:30 PM ET in T-town.

MSU has lost the last 19 times they’ve played Alabama at home.  MSU has QB Dak Prescott, a Heisman Trophy candidate, who is considered a solid No. 2 to the Duck’s Marcus Mariota.  Alabama has All-American Amari Cooper who has amassed 1219 yards receiving and scored 10 TDs.  The Bulldogs have the nation’s top-ranked red zone defense and is 5th in the nation in team sacks.  Alabama has the nation’s 3rd ranked rush defense.

This game will not hinge on stats on a piece of paper.  It’s the intangibles that will matter most.  There will be cowbells clanging in Bryant-Denny Stadium to be sure, but they will be drowned out by the sounds of “Sweet Home Alabama” being sung by 102,000 devout fans. That will generate plenty of emotion for my boys.


And because no football post would be complete without pom-poms, please feast your eyes upon this lovely.

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