After the storms hit Alabama in April,
I believe we all had this date circled on our calendars.
The weekend when Tuscaloosa,
for the first time in close to 5 months...
would feel normal.
Not normal in a disrespectful,
let's forget about what happened way...
More like a,
finally letting our breath out normal.
Taking a step away from the heartbreak and devastation,
to celebrate each other,
and our beloved Crimson Tide...
my most favorite band in the WORLD
will play a benefit concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.
I am sure it will bring a mix of emotions to my heart,
and I am thoroughly looking forward to spending this evening with my family...
all 7500 hundred of them.
Then bright and early Saturday morning...
Bryant Denny will come alive
and we get to cheer on our boys
as they open 2011.
They, along with the rest of our city and state,
have been through SO much this off season.
I don't have words that could accurately
express my thoughts and emotions about this game ...
I expect it to be a special Saturday in Tuscaloosa
and I am so looking forward
to being in Sweet Home Alabama...
We open the season against Kent State.
Most people snub their noses to this opponent,
but we are welcoming them with open arms.
They may not play in the SEC,
and they may not be ranked in the top 25...
but they spent time this past week
helping to rebuild our city.
I can not say enough great things about the class and character of Kent State's football program.
From the bottom of our hearts,
for all you have done.
And now comes Saturday night...
living in LSU country,
you can't help but anticipate this HUGE opening game for the Tigers.
This team has also had quite the off season...
for vastly different reasons then my Crimson Tide...
but still exhausting none-the-less.
I am not here to debate the Shady 4,
I AM here, to talk about the newly named starting quarterback for the Tigers...
The class, poise, loyalty and character he has exhibited throughout his collegiate career
is absolutely amazing and admirable.
He has suffered more unjustified
cattiness, criticism and ugliness
then I have ever seen another college athlete face.
he will lead his team in a big time
and while I can not STAND portions of the LSU fan base for more reasons then I can count...
I wish Jarret Lee all of the success in the world.
YOU have a fan in me!
GOOD LUCK! BEAT THOSE DUCKS!
Have a very safe, and fun filled Labor Day weekend y'all!