As my dear cousin "Marvelous" Marcel Pringle would say... WELL, WELL, WELL.
It's time. It's Iron Bowl Time. Tomorrow at 2:30 pm (CT) on CBS. The game that the entire State Of Alabama waits for each and every year. The first game was held in 1893. Alabama leads the series 38-28-1. The combined scores in the series is Alabama 1,275 - Auburn 1,030.
Regardless of the records or what is at stake for our two teams, the result of this game defines the season for The Crimson Tide and Auburn. One year ago Alabama was 6-6, and today we are 9-1 after losing our first game to LSU last week. But if we lose tomorrow, despite the obvious strides made by our program, many will judge the season with disappointment. They will judge the nine straight wins less impressive because of the two losses at the end of the regular season, especially one to Auburn. But that's the nature of the beast when it comes to Alabama Football.
The Iron Bowl is special to me, and it is one of the reasons college football holds such an attraction for fans and players alike. It's what sets the game apart from other rivalries, what makes it so important in our state. My wife Dianna and I are Alabama fans, yet our two sons Michael and Daniel cling to Auburn. Where did we go wrong? It's a house divided. We have a standing bet, that has been going on for about 15-years. It's a ten dollar bill framed, that is on the line every year.
Auburn is picked to win tomorrow, and they have won the past three. Will this make it their 4th? The tension is building, and our flags are flying high in the cold Alabama wind this morning. Win or lose, I am proud to be an American, and an Alabamian by The Grace of God!
I will be able to watch the first 30-minutes of the game on television before we jump into the car heading into the Florida panhandle for The American Wrestling Federation event in Chipley, FL at 8:00 pm. You can be sure we will be glued to the radio. If you live in the Chipley area, come out and visit with us tomorrow night. It could be a celebration, or a wake, depending in the outcome of The Iron Bowl. Be that as it may, you will see some fine independent pro wrestling action at The Roulhac Center. Tickets are $6 general admission, $3 ages 6-12, and free below age six. For information or to make reservations call 850-638-7183.
Dianna and I are going to catch one of the first showings this afternoon of WALK THE LINE, the Johnny Cash story that opens in theaters today. I'll let you know how we liked it.
Have a great weekend, my friends!