Start your day off with a little snarky fun by reading the goobiest editorial/sales pitch EVAHS:
For the star gazers among you, be sure to head to the Phoenix Underground, a favorite of Jessica Simpson and Luke Wilson
And considering the "success" of her latest release, she'll likely be back there drowning her box office sorrows soon.
Good news for you special teams enthusiasts, Javier Arenas has been cleared for full contact.
The Tide will return to practice this afternoon at 12:45 after a two hour practice under the lights Christmas evening, and also a little karaoke.
On the recruting front, SI has an article about the current roster's role:
"It helps those guys feel more comfortable. And the more the guys they meet and know and feel comfortable with, it only helps our chances with having success with getting them here."
Fun fact for the "Alabama is ruining college football by paying Saban so much" crowd (emphasis mine):
The Colorado Athletics site has some great information on their Bowl Central page about both teams.
They also have a round up of quotes from Colorado coach Dan Hawkins:
ON WHETHER ALABAMA'S WIN OVER TENNESSEE WAS THEIR MOST SIGNIFICANT WIN--"I don't know. I mean, clearly Tennessee finished up strong and had a great year and did a nice job. But you would have to ask them (Alabama). All coaches are very similar; I'm sure to them it's like 'OK, we won one of those game, but what about the other games?' I'm sure they feel the same way very much like we do."
ON THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE --"I definitely think that it is going around the country and playing different teams and different styles--I have always thought that the SEC is a little bigger, a little faster and more physical in every range--in general. Not taking anything away from the Big 10 or the Pac-10 or the Big 12 by any means. I just think that top to bottom, no matter who you're playing there is a physicality to the whole thing. I think you're starting to see with Steve Spurrier out at South Carolina he's starting to spread it out and teams are starting to do those types of things as well, but overall it's just the physicality of things."
ON WHY ALABAMA'S MASCOT IS AN ELEPHANT--"I don't know. Hey, if bear Bryant wants an elephant it's an elephant. That's all I know. It can be whatever he wants it to be."
Also, be sure to check out the surreal brilliance that is Bloggin' with Hawk.
And finally, your morning YouTube comes courtesy Johnny Cash and Marty Stuart: