By all accounts, former Dadeville High School football star Anfernee Jennings left his mark — not in his talk but in his walk.
The “Alabama Revenge Tour: 2020” rolled on Saturday night as the Crimson Tide downed homestanding LSU is decisive fashion. If revenge is a dish best served cold, then Nick Saban force fed Ed Orgeron a trough of frozen gumbo with the “could-have-been-a-lot-worse” 55-17 thrashing.
Alabama football has been the most dominant college program in recent memory since acquiring Nick Saban in 2007. Since Saban arrived on campus, five national championships have made their way to Tuscaloosa.
I’ve defended prisons and denounced politicians. I’ve talked of death and being lost in this Jumanji of a year. I’ve celebrated the lives of two grandparents, a cousin and a feline fellow that was the embodiment of Fat Thor.
Unfortunately, the 85th edition of the Iron Bowl went about like I expected it to go. I did believe the Tigers would score more points and be able to move the football a little more efficiently, but the final score of 42-13 wasn’t surprising. Alabama is a much better team than Auburn in 2020 and they proved it.
One of the biggest challenges for teams during the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping each other safe while still being able to practice and do group activities. One of the other challenges has been back-tracing people who have possibility come into contact with someone who has. It was a big scare when New England Patriot Stephon Gilmore tested positive for the virus a day after the Patriot played the Kansas City Chiefs, where Gilmore was spotted having a conversation with Super Bowl MVP Patri…
Vanderbilt has a long, interesting history behind the university, but it is what the Commodores are doing on Saturday that will shake up history books forever with a crossover that has been years in the making.
Before the University of Alabama and Auburn University meet on the gridiron, student veterans support groups from both universities will walk together to bring awareness to veteran suicide.
I know Alabama is once again No. 1 in the country. I know Mac Jones, Najee Harris and Devonta Smith are all possible award winners at their respective positions. I know there are many reasons to be thrilled college football has navigated the 2020 hellscape about as well as it could.