Here is the d*** open thread, as f***ing promised. (You're free to curse below, as necessary for the good of the team, as you are in all open threads. I've just decided that perhaps I shouldn't put it at the top of the page. Not that anyone would notice. #modfreesince2012 )
Unfortunately I may not be able to participate much tonight because my wireless is not cooperating at all. I'm currently plugged in via ethernet, but I don't have a TV in the same room as my router. (OK, I do, but it's small and not HD. So, sorry.)
Anyway... tonight we have the chance to do what every SEC basketball program aspires to do, knock off the Kentucky Wildcats in front of a packed home crowd. al.com said there were 1000 or so tickets left this afternoon, but those are surely long gone by now.
Either way, this is clearly not the same team as last year's national champions. Florida looks like they're poised to run away with the conference, and Kentucky desperately needs to pick up all the "easy" wins they can if they hope to keep pace. But Bama is currently in a two-way tie with the Wildcats for 3rd place in the conference and is playing at home.
Kentucky is favored by 4, but they did get blown out a week and a half ago by the TAMU team that we eked one out against this past Saturday.
Hope for the best.