Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Champs

Yesterday was an old rainy day. Actually, it was an old cold rainy day. We had the first yoga class of the year at seven. I debated whether to go or not. I was hesitant because my team, the Alabama Crimson Tide was playing for the National Championship. And the game started at 7 p.m.

I decided to go and I'm glad I did. Read Jilda's blog to learn why. 

Normally on game day, I hang the Alabama football flag on the arbor outside. This routine helps me get my game face on but I didn't want it to get wet so I didn't put it out.

By the end of the first half, my team was down 13 points and it looked like their opponents, Georgia, was unstoppable. It was well after 9 p.m. but I dug the flag out of the flag drawer and went outside to hang it. I then put on my Alabama pajamas.

Alabama's starting quarterback was not having a banner night. We got the ball first after the half and I noticed the backup quarterback trotting on the field. He's a freshman. And while he came highly recruited, he didn't have that much experience. What he lacked in experience, he made up with enthusiasm.

My team clawed their way back and tied the game late in the 4th quarter. We had a chance to put it away with a chipshot kick with 3 seconds left, but the kicker shanked it. That meant overtime.

Georgia couldn't move the ball but managed to kick a field goal to go ahead by 3.

When we got the ball it looked as if we were struggling. On the first snap, they sacked the freshman for a loss that put them out of field goal range. One the next snap the quarterback hit an open man for a 41-yard touchdown. Alabama won their 5th championship in 9 years. I went to bed exhausted, but happy or my team.

I know some of you are probably yawning right now. Actually, I am too. But I'm a happy camper.

This is an old picture I took earlier in the year.

8 comments:

  1. Great game! Bama deserved it as they missed two fluke field goals, but I was rooting for the Dawgs as my Brother and family are from Atlanta and are big Dawg fans...but then my good friend Frog went to Bama for Grad School, so I know he was happy.

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  2. Yep I guess you and Sheila and Sybil from Opp are happy campers. Sounds like a squeaker! Roll Tide!

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  3. I’m watching a movie where they mention Cricket. I live in a country where hockey is gospel and you are talking football. All this and I wonder....what is the next great piece of art I will see in a museum:j

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  4. The news was full of the news of your team's win so I'm guessing you are not the only happy camper there!

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  5. Love the Tide! And we in WV are proud of our old neighbor, Nick Saban. Thank goodness you helped them out with your flag and pajamas!

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  6. I love a close game like this between two well deserving teams.

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  7. If you flew your flag AND your pajamas, I can only imagine what the score would have been!!

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