Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Double-Dip

I know. It's been a while since I posted. I just haven't had much to say. Thanksgiving was nice. Our family joined another family in celebrating the day. Later, we were able to get the Christmas tree up, and DeLaynie loved the experience. Ella loved un-doing what DeLaynie had done. (*Sigh... Little sisters.)

For those of you who are unaware, yesterday was the second holiday of the week. No, I'm not referring to any lame shopping day. I'm talking about the Iron Bowl.

(Remedial IB for those who are un-educated in Alabamian football celebrations: Every year Alabama plays their arch nemesis, Auburn. Neither team is (morally) good. Neither team is evil. But you would never know that. For Alabamians, it is a moral conflict, even bordering on idolatry for some. Silly? Sure, if you let it get out of hand. But if you keep it in perspective, it's one of the most enjoyable experiences of the Alabama football season.)

Allow me to say this: Auburn rocked my world the first quarter. I was speechless, which is saying something. Alabama barely pulled out a "W," but they did. Our QB, Greg McElroy stepped up to the plate for the last offensive drive Alabama played, which is now being referred to as "The Drive". (Creative, huh?) It came down to the very last play of the game, making it the most stressful and powerful game of the season.

Next week is the mega-game. It's the SEC Championship (I would add a "baby!" here, but I just can't bring myself to do it). I'm not a football genius, but I love to watch those boys play. There is a very good chance that the winner will go to the BCS Championship game (that's the biggest game of the year, like The World Series in college football). After yesterday, I can honestly say that I have no idea what that game will look like, but I know we're going to find out.


Anonymous said...

Sometimes it's ugly -- and Alabama has been in some UGLY games this year -- but great teams find a way to win. Bama did. And the players have been looking forward to a rematch with Florida for a long year. The desire will be there and if the gameplan is there, BAMA will win. On to the mega game, baby! - Dad

Anonymous said...

I really want to see Ella and Delaynie give a Roll Tide.
-Uncle Micah

Anonymous said...

I WANT PICTURES! Who cares about Alabama football!!!