A picture says a thousand words.
Way to go, Bama!
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.
Unless you’ve been under a rock lately, you know that Alabama and LSU are playing a football game tomorrow. Here are 5 reasons why you have to watch the game.
1. It’s a showdown.
2. It’s the biggest SEC game of the year.
3. It’s the biggest SEC game ever.
4. It’s the biggest game of the year, hands down.
5. You don’t need a reason–it’s what you do.
ROLL TIDE ROLL!
I can tell you who doesn’t know how to use y’all properly–that girl with the long black hair on The X-Factor sure doesn’t. Back at the beginning of their season, she was talking to a contestant–a single, solitary, lone contestant–and called her (singular) y’all.
Um. Never, as in never, ever singular.
She’s not the only one. Pretty much anybody north of Kentucky and west/north of Texas is clueless as to how to use our most favorite word in the South correctly.
Y’all is plural. Y’all is always and forever plural. Y’all can never, never, ever be used in speaking to just one person. The only possible exception to this rule might, and I stress might, be when you have been talking to someone about their (I know the pronoun agreement is wrong) family and you say, “Y’all come to see us sometime.” At that point it is understood that you are referring to said someone and their family.
Normally, y’all is used while speaking to two or more people.
“Y’all come with me.” You would never say this to one person.
“Y’all did good.” Probably talking to a group, but never just one person.
“What are y’all doing?” Probably used in questioning a bunch of suspicious-looking kids.
“How’ve y’all been?” Uttered quite frequently at family reunions.
“Where’ve y’all been?” Parental inquisition directed toward teenagers returning late at night.
“Y’all ready?” It’s time to go, begin, etc.
You get the picture. Notice I didn’t use y’all because you, singular, are reading this right now.
I hope this little tutorial has helped all y’all in blogworld. For a parting thought, I leave with this final question:
Y’all ready for the Alabama-LSU game Saturday? (In this case, y’all includes the whole country.) 😀
After 11 + hours of college football yesterday, I thought I’d muse a bit on the events of the day.
First and foremost, ROLL TIDE! I know, it was just Kent State, but after the debacle against Louisiana-Monroe in 2007, I’ve learned not to assume any ball game as a sure win. And kudos to Kent State for coming earlier this year to help with the tornado cleanup. That right there’s a class act.
As for assumptions, I guess Auburn, the second luckiest team next to LSU, knows after yesterday that a team like Utah State has to be taken seriously. When the players show up to play, any team is a contender.
LSU catches more breaks than should be allowed. When Auburn plays LSU October 22nd at LSU, it will be interesting to see whose luck runs out first. I’m really surprised that Oregon didn’t beat LSU, given the distraction of the Ducks’ awful looking dark uniforms with the neon shoes. Mercy!
Speaking of uniforms, I guess Georgia lost because of their dog-ugly uniforms. Good grief. Who on earth thought those things were a good idea? Maybe the only thing worse was Boise State’s blinding shoes. Between the two teams’ hideous clothing displays, I’m shocked that either team could concentrate on the game.
Florida State, Arkansas, and others got to enjoy the season opening rout they were expecting. Good for them.
As for next week, who knows? As long as Alabama beats Penn State, the sun will continue to shine.