In the spirit of "before we get started", I just wanted to take time out to give mad props(ask your kid)to the guys who run RBR. They do a tremendous job, collecting, disseminating, and analyzing all things Alabama. The analysis is always spot-on, and the homerism is almost non-existent. They call it the way they see it, while never denying their rooting interests.
And I also want to commend the commentariat; The discussions here are always civil and intelligent, and while there are disagreements from time to time, it never devolves into name-calling or ugliness. And I appreciate that, because you don't find that just anywhere on the internetz.
So, thank you RBR, and ROLL TIDE ROLL!