Tough game; but we knew it would be, didn't we? I talked this week about our quiet tradition with Kentucky, the mutual admiration and history we have together. And isn't this one of the only teams that beat the reigning National Champions last year? Do you really think it's a coincidence that both of the teams the Bayou Bengals lost to were SEC? I didn't think so.
The rest of the country knows this. I watched the game with a good friend of mine, who has the misfortune to be an Ole Miss fan, along with my Lula, the most beautiful woman I've ever known, who somehow deigns to be seen with me in public, who also has a dual Appalachian State/Ole Miss allegiance (I know; so weird, y'all). Both of them told me: "You're upset over what? Winning? Going undefeated? Coffee looking like a champion, running dozens of yards over what he'd do last year?"
I'm taking that to heart. I'm keeping the flags on my car all week this time; I want everybody to know. I want my neighbors in Jackson, Mississippi to SEE. I want them to know that sometimes we might only win by 3; sometimes we might be up by 31 at the half. It doesn't matter; WE'RE ALABAMA, by God, and WE BELIEVE.
Never forget that. Yes, we can always do better; but REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE.
Also? GO, DORES!