I really didn't expect it. I said several times that, while I wanted Alabama to beat Florida because of the insufferableness of our SEC East rival if they won two straight national championships, I expected Florida to win. While I never got around to actually getting a fanpost up, the general reason was that I thought Florida's defense was better, would shut down a less effecient and more prone to "oops" Alabama offense and, really, that Tim Tebow would be Tim Tebow and win the game like Tim Tebows do.
I was, quite obviously, very much wrong.
I was impressed with Alabama very, very much -- as I'm sure most anybody was. When Florida showed life, Alabama responded immediately. When Florida tried to rally his troops, Alabama stiffled the Gators. And, in the end, Alabama just played better in every aspect of the field.
So, well done, Alabama, and good luck in Pasadena beating the hell out of the Longhorns. And color me impressed and, finally, convinced that Alabama is the best team in SEC, and in the Nation. Now don't make me wrong again come next month.