Here’s how it went down. Well, if you care, you already know how it went down, and if you don’t care, yeah, Roll Tide. Final score: Alabama Crimson Tide 42 – Notre Dame 14. It was awesome that the Fighting Irish made a show in the second half.

(It was 28-nothing at the half.)


It was a bit disconcerting during the halftime interview when Notre Dame Coach, Brian Kelly was asked, “Where do the fixes need to come in the second half?” and he responded, “Maybe Alabama doesn’t come back in the second half.”

Notre Dame

Was he yelling at the water boys? “Get in there and spike their Gatorade and don’t you come out of that locker room until you win one for the Gipper!”

Hmmmmm. Jocks, gotta love ‘em!

Roll Tide

22 thoughts on “Roll Tide

  1. artsifrtsy says:

    Not much of a game, was it? I think there were at least 4 teams who had a better claim to Notre Dame’s spot. Not that Bama couldn’t have taken the lot of them, but at least it would have been a real game. It is time for a real college playoff! I saw a cartoon on FB that had a huge Bama player in a confessional telling a priest, “Forgive me Father, for I will win.” ‘Bout sums it up.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      You know Lorri, only someone who knows what a religion football is in the South could understand that pun and you’re right, speaking as someone who doesn’t care to know as much about sports as I do, (because I was brought up right) it would be nice for fans to have something worth bragging about. This, this is just sad.

      1. artsifrtsy says:

        I was raised on the Pac10 and we were pretty zealous as well. When you have teams like K-state, Oregon, Ohio and the like with such great seasons – just a single slip up – you have to consider the strength of schedule. Notre Dame’s chances were like a scene out of Rudy. Kudos to Bama – at least they came to play.

        1. Honie Briggs says:

          Rudy. I love that move. I love that it is based on a true story. I love that Rudy works his ass off and does the impossible. But mostly I love that scene in the locker room where he recites the Knute Rockne pep talk.

          “We’re gonna go inside, we’re gonna go outside, inside and outside. We’re gonna get ’em on the run boys and once we get ’em on the run we’re gonna keep ’em on the run. And then we’re gonna go go go go go and we’re not gonna stop till we get across that goal line. This is a team they say is… is good, well I think we’re better than them. They can’t lick us, so what do you say men?”
          It’s a shame more men don’t have that kind of passion for things that really matter.

          1. artsifrtsy says:

            Rudy is awesome. Football is the perfect game for that kind of determination and grit! Slogging in the mud and pushing back until the other guy gives up. I think that’s what I love about it.

            1. Honie Briggs says:

              LOL! Just laughing hysterically. omg Lorri when I first read your comment, I thought it said that’s what love is about. -temporary dyslexia or something – too funny! slogging in the mud until the other guy gives up. Yeah, that’s what loves about.

              1. artsifrtsy says:

                OMG – that is toooo funny – I wasn’t intending an double-entendre 🙂

  2. iRuniBreathe says:

    I have no idea what you are talking about, except that it has to do with football. And so “if Alabama doesn’t come back in the second half” is like the cliff-hanger at the end of a season finale and you just HAVE TO KNOW what happens.
    I guess the season opener/second half was pretty good. (If you were cheering for the winning team).

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      This part of the post is for you: “Well, if you care, you already know how it went down, and if you don’t care, yeah, Roll Tide.” 🙂

      1. iRuniBreathe says:

        That’s my cue to say: Roll Tide!

  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    My husband and son would know exactly what you’re talking about. Sadly, I don’t. But the uniforms are pretty. 😉

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      LOL! I wouldn’t want to try to get stains out of those white uniforms. I am so glad I don’t have to do their laundry!

      1. Carrie Rubin says:

        Ooh, you just reminded me of what comes home with my son during football season. I just threw up in my mouth a little. Stinky.

  4. Wyrd Smythe says:

    You seem to be talking about sports… but I don’t know these baseball teams… 😐

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      HA! You wouldn’t, they’re not in your league Wyrd Smythe!

  5. mabukach says:

    That was a thorough shellacking. As an tOSU fan, I’m glad we were out of it, because, if we had played ‘Bama, we would have been crushed. Congrats!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Gawd! I haven’t heard it called a shellacking in years. tOSU huh? Cool, cool. I’m not what you’d call a sports fan. I did write a goofy play-by-play (mostly about the commercials and sports announcer commentary) of last year’s game (if you can even call it a game) against LSU. You can read it here: https://honiebriggs.com/2012/01/10/blogging-high-on-the-crimson-tide/ but I’ll forewarn you, it’s goofy. I just sat on the sofa with my iPad watching the Crimson Tide flood the bayou, writing like a mad woman. Then went back afterward and tried to make sense of what I’d written.

  6. Brigitte says:

    I don’t watch football so I’ve got nothing to add but I did live in Knoxville where I think they (the football team) hated Alabama (their football team) and they painted their faces orange and screamed. This is college football, right? 😉 Hey Honie, how’s it going? ;).

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Yes, college football, the stuff of legends in the South. Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, Bart Starr, Forrest Gump. Oh, the pig skin, the grid iron, the 1st downs and hoedowns.
      The sack-the-quarterback religion of white collar and redneck alike. Nothing brings the classes together like a bowl game. Solidarity at its finest. Ha!

      1. Brigitte says:

        As those Woo girls say: Woo! Woo! Can I get a Woo from you? ;).

        1. Honie Briggs says:

          What is that? Are they cheerleaders?

          1. Brigitte says:

            Can be. Or the ones that hang on to the guys that paint that faces and get all worked up about the game of football. Hey, I’ve done it. It’s all good. Woo.

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