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April 17, 2005

The Ol' Ball Coach Is Back

The greatest time of year starts at the end of August or the first of September. Not the fall semester, but the college football season. Sure, basketball is nice. Baseball is wonderful. Golf is good. But football is the sport of men. I've grown up in a state with one of the grandest college football traditions in America. The University of Alabama has not been at the top its game in recent years, but football is still the best game in town.

This fall readers can expect to hear me go on and on and on about the joy is that Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium. On Alabama's schedule this fall is South Carolina, an SEC team that Bama plays in a two year set only ever four or five years. The game is in Columbia, and I will not be in attendance due to the wedding of a very good friend. The game is important for one very big reason: the last time Alabama played a time by Steve Spurrier, the Tide was completely dominating as it won another SEC championship.

Steve Spurrier is cocky. He walks and talks with a proud Southern swagger. He runs his mouth and he runs up the score. He's flashy and showy and proud of himself. As an Alabama fan, I've grown to dislike the man simply because that's what we do, but I must say, despite every inclination to the contrary, I'm glad Steve Spurrier is back. The SEC will no longer be the boring place it has been the last few years. When Tommy Tubberville running his mouth is the most excitement you can get, things are in sad, sad shape. Here's to hoping the Ol' Ball Coach can begin rocking the boat, and soon.

Posted by Matt at April 17, 2005 10:44 AM

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