Thursday, January 07, 2010


I love mountainbiking. Absolutely love it. Everybody who knows me knows this. Most don't know I love football just as much. Maybe more. Growing up in Alabama, Coach Bear Bryant was a larger than life figure. I remember when he retired the state basically shut down. Yeah, it shows some out of whack priorities but it is what it is. One of the other big memories of this kind of stuff is a guy who lived in the same town I did had his truck specially ordered from the dealer so it could be painted in Alabama colors.

Anyway, all of this obsession comes to a head tonight. Alabama is playing or the mythical national championship for the first time in 17 years. I've been a nervous wreck for weeks. Last night I barely slept. I have a "lucky" t-shirt, cap, and jeans that I've worn for every game this year and I've got it ready for tonight. Is this healthy behavior for a 41 year old man? Nope. Not at all. But again, it is what it is. It's gameday!!!!!

ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!