The undefeated Crimson Tide just beat the University of Florida 32-13 to claim the SEC football championship. Gator quarterback Tim Tebow was crying on national TV. My dad was a University of Alabama graduate and I was raised up cheering for the Tide. As I explained before last year’s Auburn game:
Football tradition runs deep in Tuscaloosa, where the fight song still taunts ancient rival Georgia Tech (“send the Yellow Jackets to a watery grave”) even though the Tide hasn’t regularly played Tech since the Jackets left the Southeastern Conference in 1964. The fight song also urges the team to “remember the Rose Bowl we’ll win,” despite the fact that Alabama last played in Pasadena 62 years ago.
Ah, but the Bowl Championship Series rotation this year means that ‘Bama is Pasadena-bound again.