The 2009 College Football National Champions

January 19, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen –

So here I am in Satan’s Butt Crack….
Watching the National Championship Game…

Yes “The” National Championship Game

Yelling loud enough that, according to NASA, lights dim as far away as San Antonio

Then it happened….
Alabama’s attempted fake punt on the first possession of the first quarter caused my spleen to jump out of my belly button…

If that wasn’t bad enough…..
I had no internet connection after the game…..

Maybe I was yelling too much?
Never mind that’s impossible…

But I am doing much better now, Thank you all for the cards and letters.

So let’s talk about the game…..

It’s still hard to believe….

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide
Are the 2009 undefeated National Champions of Collegiate Football

The “13th” Championship for the University of Alabama


The Tide’s first Heisman Trophy winner…..

The first time the University of Alabama ever defeated Texas….

It was a season to remember and one I doubt anyone will ever forget…
I certainly won’t

The Championship game itself…
As we all know…..

Could have gone either way…
What if?

Colt would have stayed in the game or been able to come back and play?

What if?
The Longhorns wouldn’t have turned the ball over (repeatedly) and Alabama scored before the first half ended?

But there was no quit in the Longhorns…
Texans are tougher than that…
They came storming back…

But they fell short…

The Texas Longhorns, coaches, players, alumni and fans are nothing but first class…
Always have been and always will be….

I don’t know if my buddy Lee is still on the couch in Texas….
but I understand his Longhorn bride is as sweet as she is beautiful, so I feel confident all is well by now.

As for me….

I am so very proud for my beloved University of Alabama…..
The Mighty Crimson Tide Coaches, players, fans and alumni…

I am so proud, I am speechless….

I am Truly in awe….

It’s been a long time my friends…

The National Championship is back Home…..

Sweet Home Alabama…….



Post Game….

In a couple of days we will catch up on the latest and perhaps not so greatest news from around the college football world
(Cue the Carousel music) as well as answer some long awaited viewer emails.


Hootie Snitch the self proclaimed “Number One Vol Fan” on the planet
will weigh in with his unique perspective on the coaching situation in “Big Orange” country.

So stay tuned…

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5 Responses to The 2009 College Football National Champions

  1. kaye on January 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    so happy you’re back……………..anxiously awaiting your next post

  2. Icheer4Bama on January 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    This posting rocks, the video rocks, you rock, and the game rocked! My mom and I talked about you while we were in the Rose Bowl, knowing you’d have loved to have been there. I put some pics from the game on FB…check them out when you can. There is nothing like raising one finger at the end of the season, and knowing that your team REALLY is #1!!! It’s like Dreamland’s motto…nothing like it nowhere. 🙂
    Stay safe!

  3. BamaPrincess on January 21, 2010 at 11:10 am

    DANG!!!! We are so gosh-darn glad you are okay!!!

    As always – the column and accompanying video rocks!!!!


    and what my sis said: STAY SAFE!!

  4. Lee on January 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm


    All’s well in the cradle of Texas liberty…my lovely bride accepted defeat with a lot of grace and dignity, and I was able to teach a young 15 year old Longhorn a little something about winning with class. No reason to make a lot of noise if the trophy’s in your hands.

    The “House Divided” flag will probably continue to fly for a few more seasons, though…

    Keep your head down–I’ll look forward to hearing about your safe return!


  5. MEB on January 26, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Glad to hear it Lee…..
    You married well my friend….

    And a Good Lesson for all I might add….
    As Coach Bryant was fond of saying….
    “Win without bragging and lose without excuse”


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