The Craziness of Bama Week
Ticket prices have spiralled out of control, ESPN/CBS have rocked up with 700 lorries each and rumours about Drake making an appearance are continually flooding social media.
It can only mean one thing. Bama week.
The only people that don’t know that National Champions Alabama take on Texas A&M on Saturday either live under a rock or have recently just woken up from a coma.
The last few days have been as crazy as they were expected to be.
As much as I am looking forward to Saturday, part of me wishes that I could bottle up the anticipation and excitement that surrounds College Station right now. The news that there are plans to bring out a Jurassic Park 4 and a TV series focusing on Breaking Bad’s criminal lawyer Saul Goodman has been the icing on the cake.
We are on the brink of a very special occasion. Simply put, It is the biggest event that has been on A&M’s sporting calendar for multiple decades.
From Bama coach Nick Saban walking out of his press conference yesterday to the controversy that has surrounded ‘Johnny Cam’, it has and will continue to be a roller coaster until 2:30pm on Saturday.
For Alabama, the game is about one thing. Revenge. A&M were the only team that beat them last year and to have Johnny Manziel make them look silly in their own backyard did not go down well with the locals. As a result, this week they have resorted to low blows such as making mockery pinatas out of the Aggies quarterback.
Likewise, there has been rumours that pockets of the 10,000 Bama fans that are expected in town this weekend have a couple of pranks up their sleeves. Take the Corps of Cadets on at your peril..
The night before the game, there is a scheduled concert taking place at Kyle Field. I’m not going to pretend that I’ve heard of any of the acts performing, in fact I can’t actually name one country singer, so yet again I’m going to stick out like a sore thumb. Oh well, I’ve got used to it by now.
Regardless, it should add to the atmosphere leading up to the midnight yell practice. Double the usual attendance is expected, so there could be around 50,000 people there. It’s also being screened on ESPN3. So, if you want to watch a load of Aggies practice their yells and can’t make it to College Station, tune in.
And there we have it, two more nights until the gloves come off. I’m not going to pretend that I’m not nervous. I am positively bricking it. Just the thought of the celebrations in Northgate makes victory so mouthwatering. Let alone the National Championship implications.
Furthermore, I have already decided that if Deshazor Everett makes another match winning interception, my first child will be named after him regardless if it’s a boy or a girl.
Whatever happens though – happens.
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