National Championship #14!!!
A wonderful night for the state of Alabama
, and especially for the people of Tuscaloosa who have suffered so much devastation and loss from the deadly tornado last summer. The BAMA
haters and naysayers were spouting off left and right leading up to this game. They said we didn't deserve to be in the National Championship. They said that if we won in a close game that LSU should still deserve a share of the title. Many pundits were already crowning this LSU team as the greatest college football team of all time. Well the TIDE
put all that to rest, and they did so convincingly. This game was not even close, and it was worse than the score indicated. As Brent Musburger aptly described it, “Folks, this is an absolute mauling!” BAMA
dominated both sides of the ball, and even bested the Tigers in special teams play.
LSU failed to learn a lesson from Miami's mistake in 1992. Trash talking and dirty play don't phase Alabama
. In the week leading up to this National Championship, the little "Honey Badger" (LSU's Tyrann Matthieu) had boasted of how he was looking up the names of the BAMA
players' mothers so he could talk trash about their mamas during the game. Well, suffice it to say that those cocky Cajuns got ROLLED over by BAMA
character and class! You don't intimidate Alabama
, and you don't out-class Alabama. You may beat Alabama from time to time, but tonight the TIDE
secured National Championship #14; and those Championships were won with character and class. Tonight the Crystal is Crimson
, and Bourbon Street belongs to BAMA
I am so proud of Coach Nick Saban and all of our coaches and players. They were so graceful and humble in victory, everyone giving credit to others and proving that this team is truly about TEAM! I want to thank all of our Seniors and the Juniors like Trent Richardson and Dre Kirkpatrick who will most likely turn pro now. Thank you for giving the University of Alabama
so much heart and dedication. Thank you for representing the Crimson Tide with class and integrity. You will always be remembered, and you will always be heroes in our eyes.
I don’t know what else I can say. I cried 5 years ago when we hired Nick Saban, and I cried again tonight when Trent Richardson crossed the goal line to seal the deal. Those in the BAMA family understand how I feel. We are truly a family, and this is not "just a game" to us. It means so much to so many, and I'm proud to simply be able to call myself a BAMA fan. It’s a beautiful night for the BAMA Nation
, and we will enjoy this one for a long, long time. And oh yeah, one last thing... Congrats to LSU on their SEC Championship. ROLL TIDE!!!
14… and counting!
[Also, let me say Thank you to PtA and CelticFan for the congratulations. I appreciate it very much.]