Official word has not been released yet, but the Bama Sports Report says it looks like we won't be hearing Kenny Stabler back at his color position with Eli Gold on the Crimson Tide Sports Network. Since I went to all the games except the first 3 when I was in Australia, I didn't hear any of the broadcasts in 2008. I'm sure they were good, but I will miss Kenny's good ole boy humor and laughter and just his obvious love of the TIDE.
Phil Savage has said he is interested in the job, so we'll see how he does on the A-Day broadcast. I won't hear that one either because I will be one of the hopefully 92,138 at the game. Michigan held their spring game yesterday and had a school record 50,000 show up. Before the game, Andy Reid of the Michigan Daily, wrote:
"Rich Rodriguez is doing all he can to raise excitement around the game, adding an alumni flag football game, a locker room tour and other gimmicks to the festivities. He wants to see at least 40,000 fans show up. His eventual goal is to break Alabama’s attendance record, and if Rodriguez wants that, the on-the-field product in the spring must be enticing enough to keep fans coming every year."
Everyone wants to break our record. Man, I'd love for us to have a locker room tour, but I don't see that happening. Even though it's on TV, Coach Saban says it's important to be there in person to support the team, and I hope the game being televised doesn't keep too many people away. How many times do you get to see the TIDE play in person for FREE?