Roll Tide!!

Alabama Fans on the Strip Nov. 18, 2012I spent yesterday convalescing from my hip treatment on Thursday. And what better way to convalesce than watching college football?

Well, as you can imagine, things got pretty exciting here in the Guin household. Kansas State lost badly to unranked Baylor, and Oregon lost to Stanford in overtime — moving Alabama all the way from 4th to 2nd in the polls — perfectly positioned to play Notre Dame in the BCS Championship, to be held in the Orange Bowl in January.

Of course, just as it true of flying there, we can only get to Miami via Atlanta — because we have to play Georgia in the SEC Championship game, assuming we beat Auburn later this week.

Wow! What a turnaround! I mean, after losing to A&M, the odds of us getting back in the championship game were pretty thin. It required both Kansas State and Oregon to lose, and both looked very likely to win out. It’s amazingly just like last year.

In fact, should Southern Cal beat Notre Dame and Florida State beat Florida, it’s altogether possible that we move to number 1 and LSU moves to 2! Wouldn’t that upset the non-SEC world? Of course, it’s far more likely that Oregon would move to the 2 spot if Notre Dame loses, setting up Oregon v. Alabama, which a lot of fans would love to see — kind of new school vs. old school.

Anyway, the natural order of things has been restored, and Alabama fans are — once again — making travel plans for January. Life is good.

By the way, even though A&M’s Johnny Manziel is a freshman, and no freshman has ever won the Heisman, he’s seems like the obvious choice to me. I dread having to play him and A&M three more years. Reminds me of Archie Manning in his college days. You just have to respect talent like that — even if he’s not on your team.

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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