Give me a Mountain Dew, my Bama shirt on Saturdays, my new purple #4 shirt on Sundays, some Golden Flake barbecue chips and my remote controls and I’m a happy girl. Throw in a Hershey Special Dark bar and I’m in heaven. 😉 (By the way, I got my exercise in early today, walking a mile around the neighborhood while Riley rode her bike.)
I love watching the Alabama Crimson Tide, and thanks to Brett Favre unretiring and my joining a fantasy league for the first time, the NFL will even be interesting this year.
Last night, Ryan, Riley and I headed over to some friends’ house to catch the Bama game on PPV. I tried really hard to be chill and watch the game, but I just couldn’t contain myself, especially when Bama busted coverage on a 3rd and long from the FIU 2 to give the Panthers a big gain. Or when they let FIU run a kickoff back for a score. Compared to watching at home, though, I was laid back. LOL
After being shaky early in its first two games against Virginia Tech and FIU, Bama made some adjustments and picked up the pace. The Tide must get a handle on special teams, though, or that’s going to be a recipe for disaster in SEC play. There’s no excuse for giving up a a touchdown on a kickoff return two weeks in a row. That must stop.
Know what I’m really enjoying? The talent Alabama has. One running back is injured? Put in another who will rack up 100 yards and a touchdown or two. True freshman Trent Richardson got it done last night when Mark Ingram (last week’s star runner) went out with a sprained ankle.
Mike McCoy (80) stepped up and went for about 100 receiving yards and a TD when starter Julio Jones injured his knee early in the game.
QB Greg McElroy (12) completed a school-record 14 straight passes at one point and completed throws to seven different receivers. Nose guard Terrence Cody even got in on some offensive action when he led the way on a TD run.
Speaking of Cody (62), he made some good stops on defense (look left) and Marcel Dareus and Rolando McClain had great games for the Tide. I love seeing Bama’s defensive guys put a lick on the opponent. Makes me want to suit up and hit somebody. Rawr!
Oh, yeah, Notre Dame and Tennessee lost yesterday, which made Bama’s win even better.
Right now, I’m switching between the Atlanta-Miami game (ATL’s Matt Ryan is my fantasy QB, but not my “fantasy” QB, which is Favre) and the Dallas-Tampa Bay game (DAL’s Jason Witten is my TE). My team is losing, and I’m just trying to figure out how the scoring works. I’ve got more games today and tomorrow, so maybe I can catch up. Also, I’m hoping former Tide QB Brodie Croyle has a good day and doesn’t get hurt in his start with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Roll Tide! Go, Favre! Go, Chiefs!