If you are reading this, then it is most likely Thursday, December 6, 2012 and I along with my brother and dad are either on the way to, in, or on the way home from Auburn. Yes, that's right. Three people who bleed crimson and white and all things Alabama football have hit the road for a town filled with blue and orange. My stomach is turning over just thinking about it all.
Madison Academy, for the second year in a row, has made it to the state
football finals and we are going to be there from the coin toss to the
trophy presentation. The football finals are being played at Jordan-Hare
Stadium this year. For years and years the finals were played in
Birmingham at Legion Field. Then I suppose the contract came up, and the
finals were bid out and as a result they are now played in Tuscaloosa
one year and in Auburn the next. Quite frankly I miss the Legion Field
days. Birmingham is such a central location to all areas of the state
and makes a lot more sense to me; but, alas, no one asked my opinion.
You may recall that my dad and I went to the finals in Tuscaloosa last year and watched a terrific game, but a heartbreaking loss as MA played
their hearts out but lost in the final seconds of the game thanks to an
onside kick that went through the hands of one of the Mustang players.
We are obviously hoping for a better outcome this year, even if the game
is being played at Auburn. I'll post an update on our day when we
return - probably Monday because I'm sure I'll be tired when we return
on Thursday evening.
In the meantime, wish us luck and safe travels and come back tomorrow for a post on some of my favorite Christmas albums.