Certainly there are moments in the life of a college student that are tucked away in a special category called "memorable."
And today was certainly one of those memories.
Today the 15th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide showed incredible heart against a formidable opponent - the #5 Florida Gators. It was the most amazing game I have experienced in my five years of attending games at Bryant-Denny Stadium. And with a football tradition like ours, that's saying something.
The Tide dominated from the get-go, scoring 17 points in the 1st quarter and holding Florida to a mere field goal. It was the first time one of Urban Meyer's teams has not crossed the goal line.
We played like champions today. Those crimson-clad men gave the fans something to cheer about, and the fans certainly returned the favor, cheering louder and more fervently than any other crowd I remember seeing at Bryant-Denny.
So regardless of what happens the rest of the season, we know what it feels like to be champions. We know what it feels like to be so excited and proud and victorious that it seems your heart can barely contain all those feelings. We caught a glimpse of what it really means to be a part of the Crimson Tide tradition - a winning tradition that has covered many years and many great coaches like Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Gene Stallings.
And the greatest thing is, this is the here and the now. Monday the players will hit the field, the most adament fans will have washed off the red and white paint that covered their bodies, the students will return to class.
But tonight we celebrate. Because today was our day. We were champions.
I'm not joking.
2 months ago