With everything negative going around, I think it's a good time to count my blessings.
I love the University of Alabama for many reasons. I love the atmosphere. I love how I felt at home the moment I stepped onto campus, not as a fan as I had done in the past, but as a high school junior who had been blessed with the opportunity to make an early commitment to attend the University, and to attend on an academic scholarship. This was what my grandfather, father, and aunt had done before me, and I could not have felt more proud to follow in their proverbial footsteps.
I love UA more than my own home town. People are just plain friendly here.
I love the people I have met here. My favorite, of course, is Charlotte, whom y'all know as AccioAlabama. She has helped me with make it through the perils of being a freshman, been my shoulder to cry on, and wallowed in misery with me like a bad breakup after the IB. I've also met tons and tons of people that have taught me more than any class could. We've gone to Waffle House at 2 AM, pulled all-nighters together, and sat out and looked at stars on the Quad.
I love Bryant Denny Stadium. I love saying "Roll Tide" after a first down. I love when the Million Dollar Band comes in. I loved and will sorely miss saying "JUUUUUUUUU". I love cheering like I just won the lottery after every good play. I LOVE singing Rammer Jammer.
I love hearing Denny Chimes when I wake up, during lunch, and before I go to bed.
I love that we emphasize excellence, class, discipline, commitment, toughness, effort, and pride.
I love that we don't have to hide our recruitment dealings, coaching hires, or academic records.
I LOVE SCOTT COCHRAN.
I love the Strip. Yes, some of it is overrated, but it's home to places like Egan's!
I love that when I graduate from here, I can proudly hang my diploma on my office wall and people will look at it knowing that it really means something; not just that I did my 4 years and walked across a stage, but that I was given the opportunity to work my tail off, and that I did.
The list of reasons why I love the U of A can go on and on and on, but I figured that this was enough to get y'all started in adding some more. So, add on!