Well, what a great football season it is shaping up to be. Our team is undefeated, although last week, we certainly got a scare against Arkansas. And this week we have the clash of the Titans with Alabama playing Florida. If Florida is halfway as much out for revenge as we were last year in the SEC Championship game, we're in trouble.
I made a scrapbook page about football. It tells the story about how hopelessly obsessed I am with it:
It is true that I am a big Alabama football fan. I watch all the games, I read the sports page, I listen to sports talk radio. I love to discuss the fine points with my brother and my dad. Last year, I got to experience what every college football fan dreams of; my team won the national championship. And like Jim says, after that, what else matters? This year should just be fun, and we should be happy whatever happens. And although I tell myself that is true, I really can’t be quite that cool about it. We won our first few games this year without much trouble. Then we had to play our SEC opener against Arkansas. I asked the whole family over to watch on our big screen TV. Arkansas got out to a quick two touchdown lead. All the seats in the living room were taken, but I couldn’t sit still anyway. Jim says that I always get up and do my laundry when Alabama is having a tough time, and that’s what I did. Then I just went in my room and told myself that it would be over in about an hour and life would go on just fine. Pretty soon I heard them in the next room sounding a little happier. I peeked around the corner and saw that we were catching up. I inched up closer to the TV with each play, and when we finally went ahead, you needed ear plugs to drown out the cheers. And do you know what reward we get for such a thrilling come from behind win? We get to play Florida this week! I’ve read the sports page and listened to talk radio, and I’m sure I’ll have all my laundry done in record time.
Let's hope we got out all the jitters and can come out on all cylinders against those Gators tomorrow!