They say one should refrain from writing when emotional. So in attempting to abide by the unwritten rule, I did just that. Allowing 24 hours to elapse before expressing my jubilation, I wondered if it would make a difference. It didn’t.
Vigorously pondering, I don’t know if there’s one word to illustrate what I felt as I observed last night’s BCS National Championship Game. At times, there was that I told you so attitude, in terms of my infamous Twitter rants exhaustingly praising my beloved Crimson Tide of Alabama. However, there was also that sheer awe, that amazement factor that not even I, nor perhaps even Harvey Updyke could fathom what was transpiring.
As I did back on November 5th, I believed with every fiber of my being that Alabama would be triumphant in the end. Although to say I envisioned 21-0, not even allowing LSU to score a field goal, would be a stretch. Prior to kickoff I entertained the notion that Alabama could very well run away with a victory, but holding them scoreless, I didn’t dare.
Make no mistake that the Crimson Tide defense deserves every molecule of appreciation that they’ve received for their gritty performance. However, an emphatic “ROLL TIDE” is due to the entire team. It was a sound, overly convincing victory displayed by all three units (offense, defense, special teams); and the superb job by the Alabama coaching staff cannot be overstated.
It was a Bear-esque performance by the Crimson Tide. One that the gridiron icon would’ve been proud of. Undoubtedly, Bama’s pluck and grit have writ her name in crimson flame!