Last month I blogged about an emeritus University of Alabama law professor who was (allegedly) working with Auburn on the Cam Newton NCAA eligibility mess. In the midst of that post, I commented that:
I feel certain that thousands of Bama fans are hoping that Newton is declared ineligible and that Auburn's season goes up in flames. That's just the way college sports rivalries function - much as many true North Carolina fans wish Duke the worst, irrespective of whether Carolina stands to gain from Duke's failures.
... not exactly - Bama is part of the all powerful SouthEastern Conference. The SEC, the toughest conference in college football, presently makes up 1/3 of the top 25 teams in the BSC standings- that says that the SEC is good, damn good. Therefore, there is a sense of pride to be associated wtih that. Saturdays in the south, in the fall, is nothing but rock em hard football-and SEC teams get beat to hell and back and if one is left standing at the end of the season- they are King. Bama knows they are out of contetion for the Championship Bowl this year and therefore will begrudginly root for Cam Newton + Auburn who ever they may play in the national spotlight for the big game. GO SEC!!
I knew immediately that Irish Pirate Eddie was not a hometown SEC fan - or at least not like my fellow Bama fans in my years in T-town and Birmingham. This webstore provides a much better reflection of the Bama zeitgeist - assuming that "Bama" and "zeitgeist" can comfortably co-exist in a sentence without exploding.