Last night was the National Championship game. My beloved Alabama Crimson Tide, ranked #2 after a loss earlier in the season to Texas A&M under the leadership of "Johnny Football" Manziel, played the #1 ranked and undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish. I have loved the Tide for a long time now, mostly because of my Daddy. He is my hero, my first love, the one Jesus chose to be my earthly daddy. I had a great-uncle (actually by marriage on my mom's side, so not even "blood related" to my daddy) that instilled a love for the Tide in Daddy. I've grown up watching sports, namely basketball, football, and baseball. Daddy played basketball like it was his lifeblood when I was young, and I've always enjoyed watching him, whether on the court or the softball field. I ate, slept, and breathed sports as a young girl, and truth be told, I still do... If I had a do-over in life, I would follow my dream of being a sportscaster...
I so looked forward to watching "the big game" with the family, but instead, after the first full day back in the routine, everyone was zapped and in bed by 8:00, and some before. I watched in utter amazement as my Tide spanked the Irish 42-14. The score easily could've been 70 or more. It was a sight to behold. It was pretty much fact that Alabama was the more superior team in every sense of the word, but I was genuinely surprised that the Irish didn't give them *this much more* of a fight than they did. The Irish were seeking their first National Championship in 25 years, yet they played like it was the first day of spring practice.
I commend Coach Saban and his staff on a well coached, well thought out game. And mad props to Barrett Jones, who lives out his faith both on and off the field. "If I'm known as Barrett Jones- he's a great Alabama football player- then I'm not doing my job I want to be known as Barrett Jones- he's a Christian who happens to play football- not a football player who happens to be a Christian."
Fight on, men. Roll Tide. You achieved your 15th National Championship in school history, and became the first club in Football Bowl Series history to win Back to Back championships.