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Football means much to Alabamians

One of the biggest attractions that takes place every year now is the war that takes place in Tuscaloosa or Auburn called the Iron Bowl.

This is a time when Alabama comes to a near stand-still and families gather around the TV, that is if we are not one of the 100,000 plus people who head to Tuscaloosa or the Plains to go to the game in person.

I realize it’s nice to be able to get a ticket to such a ballgame, but only so many people can crowd into the stadium. Personally, rather than fight the traffic and pay a high price for a ticket that will be so high up in the end zone that you can’t see the plays all that well anyway, I would rather watch the game on TV.

Besides it’s warmer in the comfort of your own home than sitting on some high chicken roost in 30 or 40 degree weather.

There are some who say they don’t care that much about an old football game, but it’s almost guaranteed that the same person will want to know the score of the game or what happened. You see, football is just a way of life for most of us Alabamians.

The state of Alabama has had some great football teams over the years and our football teams are always feared by their opponents year after year.

The Southeastern Conference is always well-represented in the AP poll and other polls and you can bet the SEC will have several schools in the top 25.

This year, the state of Alabama has been well-represented across the board with SEC teams, the University of North Alabama’s team, and Russellville High School making it to the playoffs.

As we look at the build-up to such events as high school playoff games and the Iron Bowl, based on past performances by all these teams, one has to say that it is worth all the hype.

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