The sad "morning after"
It was a sad way for my Crimson Tide's football season to end. In fact, I think I'm boycotting all ESPN and all other sports-related shows and sites until I emerge to watch Florida trounce (hopefully!) Oklahoma in the national championship game.
My take on what in the world happened to Bama last night? I think that the loss of our All-American lineman Andre Smith (he was suspended from the game because of an improper communication with a sports agent), and then the loss of his replacement Mike Johnson in the first few minutes of the game, seriously hurt us. I mean, cmon. We let our quarterback get sacked like 8 times; with our normal o-line, that would have never happened. And then, of course, our defense seemingly forgot how to pass rush. It was crazy! (Of course, the mental aspect of the game was huge too. I think that we just weren't mentally ready; I think we were still upset about getting beat by Florida in the SEC championship game and Utah came ready to play. They had a plan and were fired up and they deserved that win more than us!)
I'm going to, though, try and look at the season as a whole and be thankful for the magical ride that it was. Undefeated in the regular season. SEC West champs. And all of this with an incredibly young team, which means there is a lot of greatness still to come!
So, I'm going to mope for like 24 hours (that's Coach Saban's rule...celebrate or be depressed for one day only!) and then bounce back!
In the meantime, I'm going down to Tuscaloosa to watch an Alabama basketball game today and hope that we do better there (although that is not a guarantee; we're not that good yet! lol). It will be fun, though.
I hope that YOU are enjoying your bowl games and that YOUR teams are winning. I do love bowl season, despite the crimson tears running through me right now...
Have a great day!
ROLL TIDE forever!!