Starting out on my grand adventure to see as much college football as I could this season, I really had no idea what to expect. I just planned to enjoy it all as much as possible. What ensued was one hell of a roller-coaster-ride season that saw some amazing ups... and some abysmal downs. In a strange way, that made it all the better since I can honestly say I got to experience the whole gamut of emotion that makes this game so incredible. Like a lot of fans outside the borders of the Yellowhammer State, I sometimes feel a bit alone in my devotion to the Crimson Tide -- it was nice to come back and be among my own again for awhile. So here's my thanks to all of you who made it possible as well as a nod of appreciation for the RBR folks who took the time to stop by and say "Howdy."