Wednesday, October 31, 2012
WEEK 10 BAMA vs LSU
Wed, October 31, 2012 | link
Another great adventure
is in the books for the Bama Homecoming Parade and TideRides. Check out
the (tab)Homecoming 2012 for Pics.
It was great day for a Parade, and an even greater one for the Crimson Tide
as they coasted to victory against the Ms. State Bullies. In a game labeled as clearly Bama’s “toughest test”,
the Tide passed with flying colors, to the tune of 38 – 7. So now those who said Bama was facing
it toughest test last week, are now saying Ms.State, had not played anyone. Now with
LSU on the horizon Bama indeed faces it “toughest opponent” of 2012.
Game of the Century III – Yes last year’s regular season
game vs. LSU was billed Game of the Century, LSU wins the field goal match - then the rematch in the Big Easy BCS CHAMPIONSHIP
rematch part deux – BAMA DOMINATES – now in Baton Rouge, Bama and LSU !!
LSU Once Beaten
I feel like a person with a rubber neck at Wimbledon – back and forth, back and forth –
Bama is an easy favorite on paper – the stats speak for themselves – and of course
the cliché this game isn’t played on paper comes to mind. LSU 22 home game winning streak!!!
Speaking of Stats – Bama leads almost every category
in Defense – with LSU not very far behind. But on Offense, Bama is clearly the better team.
LSU – has had trouble scoring points against good opponents with only 6 against FL on the road. Bama
has been a great Road Team, and that bodes well with LSU ridding that home winning streak.
As I look at all the stats, and tangibles, I think Alabama wins handily, but the intangibles
and the fact that LSU is at home and seeking revenge, I think it will be very close. I do think that
this game with all the hype last year at Tuscaloosa was a distraction to the
Bama staff and team, I hope that is true in Baton Rouge this year.
My fearless Prediction – BAMA 17 – LSU 13
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Week 9 - Homecomming at the Capstone !!!
Tue, October 23, 2012 | link
Smoke em if you got em…. For those of you old enough, you know what that means
– Bama big over Tenn to the tune of 41-13. The fact that the Tenn Band played rocky top when the
UT kicker added 3 points with a field goal, late in the 4th – speaks volumes as to how far Tenn hasn’t
come. Bama scored early and often, McCarron had a red letter day and personal best with over 300 yards.
Bama continues to pile up amazing stats. Example for 8 consecutive weeks, The Tide is #1 –
A school record. I speak often of the 70’s and the Dynasty of The Bear… it is becoming harder
and harder to ignore just how much impact is being made toward similar things now. The domination over
the past 4 years is amazing. If (and that is only an if) Bama makes it to the BCS Championship game this
year… Dynasty will be the word de jour.
HOMECOMING!!! My favorite
game ! Why? I get to display some of the Tide Rides and enjoy those smiling fans as we wind our way through the parade route.
If you are there, make sure you look for them.
on undefeated Miss State. The Dawgs are really fired up and rightfully so. It is seldom that both teams
come into this game undefeated. Vegas says Bama by 24 – WOW – one can only think the odds makers
are a bit enamored with the Tide. But I must say Bama continues to dominate, and I don’t
see it any different this week.
BAMA 45 – Dawgs 20
Roll Tide !!!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Week 8 - The Third Saturday in October
Wed, October 17, 2012 | link
Bama VS Tenn – Ok, I’m not ashamed to admit, this game makes the short hair
on my neck stand at attention. Memories of this game and the rivalry in general are something I will
always cherish among the many memories of the Great Crimson Tide. To hear John Forney and Doug Layton begin
to describe the colors of fall from Neyland Stadium…as they painted the picture in your mind of the checkered end zones
as the teams took the field. General Neyland – Coach Bryant !!! I remember trying
so desperately to get the newspaper during game week to read about practices, and you could be guaranteed of this line “Alabama
was piping in ROCKTOP over loudspeakers, in todays practice” Coach Bryant had a “mad
on” for UT, that is certain. So imagine my surprise when I hear Bama fans saying things like
“this rivalry isn’t what it used to be” or “Bama – UT just doesn’t seem as important as
it once was”. Fellows and ladies let me tell you, as a Bama fan, your dislike for UT ranks right
up there with the dislike for AU. That said –
for my absence last week, it was unavoidable – Bama controlled Mizu early and had a minor lapse during the “LIGHTENING
DELAY” but poured it on late in route to a 42-10 route.
The line on
UT is Bama by 20, and I have in the back of my mind, Bama a double digit fav over the Vols, blocking 2 FG’s to win.
Many say Bama will face in Tyler Bray, its’ toughest challenge to date in the passing game, on what some say
is an untested secondary. UT’s D has let up an average of 26 points per game, and I think Bama will
score at least 35, and I simply don’t see UT scoring that many, so my fearless pick
BAMA 41 – UT 17
Remember nothing sucks like the
big orange – Roll Tide !