Saturday, December 10, 2011

University of Alabama Football Report for 12/09/11

Trent Richardson is in New York City to watch a Baptist quarterback win the Heisman, not that that's the worst thing in the world. Ask Oklahoma State. Or better yet, don't. They will likely need some time to calm down.

Some may look at the current national championship match up and think the system is broken. However, and this may not make you feel any better, it's not that the system is broken; the truth is that there is barely a system at all.

Too many people compare college football to the NFL, but a more accurate analog can be found in another lucrative cartel: the Mexican drug trade. The SEC, like Juarez, may be the focal point of a lot of the action, but even beyond its dominant rep, the game is on all over.

I heard of a mountaintop village, far from the US border, that one cartel used as a vacation spot. Another town on the Gulf served as a narco retirement village. The point being that weirder normal gets, the more normal weird seems. And that is where we are with college football: we are in deep weird.

And when things get weird, it's best to keep your head up and act like it's normal. It worked for Dr. Thompson until it didn't, so it will most likely work for anyone.

So when they call RG3's name tomorrow, act cool.

When fans say they won't watch a national title rematch, nod and walk on.

If folks out west or back east think their teams aren't getting a fair shake, lend a kind ear.

But if any weirdo says Alabama doesn't deserve a shot at #14, tell them you have a game to watch.

Roll Tide.