It’s Christmas morning here in Alabama if you are an Alabama fan. The anticipation is almost over, the waiting almost done. Many of the faithful are on their way to the stadium to join the throngs already there.
In some ways, today is much like the beginning of the season that I wrote about here except that today, only two teams are filled with fist-pumping excitement instead of the whole nation of college football.
Today, only one team has the hope of becoming #1.
Today, only one team has the hope of staying #1.
Today, only one player has the hope of sealing his bid for the Heisman Trophy.
All day long the anticipation will build, with the final present being unwrapped this evening at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa as the nation watches.
I think Bear Bryant may take a peek, too.