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4 More Days Until The Tide Rolls In

I don’t know how many of you are from the South, especially the great state of Alabama. But ever since January 10th Alabama fans have only had one things on their mind and that’s dominating Michigan. With that being said we all know what happened the last time Alabama played a team from Michigan. If not let me recap the slaughter. Bama took out 3 quarterbacks, our 4th string running back was scoring touchdowns, and well lets just say Bama made Michigan State look like, well a team from the BIG 10.

Capital One Bowl

With that said lets move right along to the Michigan game. I hate to break it to all you Michigan fans out there but Bama will not lose this game. In fact we are going to dominate you from the first snap until the last whistle. Don’t be mad, we’re saving you the embarrassment of being undefeated and losing to a crap level BIG10 school later in the season.

Predictions of whats to come:

Denard Robinson rushes for < 100 yards
Michgan will have 3+ turnovers
Vinnie Sunseri takes a pick 6 to the house
Eddie Lacy + Jalston Folwer + TJ Yeldon rush over > 200 yards
Michigan fans leaving by halftime
Jesse Williams lines up at fullback on a goaline play
Bama will convert a 4th down off a trick play
With all that said my final score prediction is: Alabama 41 Michigan 13
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I’ve left you with a few hype videos to get you crunked up for your viewing pleasure:


Just remember at some places they play football at Alabama we live to dominate the BIG10.

Until next time Stay Fresh My Friends and Roll Tide!

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Brew Review: Good People Brown Ale

This weeks brew review features a savory brew from Good People, a local brewery located in the Magic City.  Good people is a small brewery that was established in 2007 and offer a lovely selection of good brews.  If you’re looking for a nice and tasty southern treat, look no further than Brown Ale from Good People.

Good People Brown Ale:

ABV: 5.80%

Serving Type: Can

Appearance: Deep mahogany body with no transparency. Thin tan head that leaves no lacing.

Smell: Nutty, chocolate, caramel, bread with a hint of hop bite.

Taste: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of maple and caramel. Then some bready flavors of nuts and a hearty malt character follow. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, easy to have more then one

Overall thoughts: Very impressed by this brown ale. Personally I think brown ales are typically underrated, and this one is a great subtle representation of the style. Recommended if you want an Alabama brown ale.

Freshness Rating: 8/10

More brew next week. Until then Stay Fresh My Friends

Even Marie Laveau couldn’t have saved LSU

For all of you who don’t know who Marie Laveau was, she was the meanest, baddest, voodoo queen of New Orleans back in the day.

LSU thought they could come in the dome and steal our joy but there wasn’t anyone, anything, or any voodoo queen stopping the Tide on the night of the 9th!

(P.S. for a shorter lesson on Ms. Laveau’s voodoo magic check out this song: Bobby Bare – Marie Laveau)

When Alabama senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw addressed his teammates earlier this week, he kept coming back to one word.

Legendary.

“What I told them was, ‘Let’s be legendary,’ ” Upshaw recounted. “And that’s all they heard from me over and over again during the game.”

Oh what a legendary night it was! History was made as Alabama shutout LSU 21-0 for the first time in a BCS National Championship game. I’d like to welcome back our #14th National Championship to “title town“!

Here’s the pics and video from a fun week in the Big Easy:

Rooms booked, tickets on the way, let the countdown begin!

I woke up last week, immediately and anxiously checking my email to see if there was one from the Alabama Athletic Department. Well there it was and it said my ticket request for the 2012 NCG had been filled.  Thank God, and parental Tide Pride points!

If you had asked me six weeks ago yesterday, after a 9-6 overtime loss on November 5th, if I thought Bama had a chance to get back in the title hunt, my answer would have been a resounding “NO”.  I remember walking out of the game with my dreams of going to the NCG (that’s the National Championship Game for all you who are yet to Talk Fresh) a mere dream.  I was figuring we’d have to settle for a measly BCS bowl that wasn’t the NCG and play Boise (yes, Bama fans are spoiled, and yes, any bowl game other than the NCG is “measley”).

But against all odds, a “measley BCS bowl” was not meant to be.  In the weeks to come, the stars aligned perfectly, mercury came out of retrograde, and critical teams kept falling and Bama kept winning.

Next thing you know, we have Alabama one game away from sealing the deal with a win against Auburn. After a resounding old-fashioned spanking on The Plains (aka: Auburn, Alabama), all we could do was watch as Oklahoma basically gave OK State the game to try and slide into the NCG.  And somehow, everything magically fell into place for the first SEC vs SEC BCS National Championship Game. Some call it the rematch of the century, and I have to agree.

What it took for Alabama to get back in the title picture:

Week 11: TCU beating Boise St.36-35

Week 12: Iowa St. beating Oklahoma St. 37-31, USC beating Oregon 38-35, and Baylor beating Oklahoma 45-38

You have to understand a few things about being from Alabama.  We take our football very seriously down here.  You can’t claim to be an Alabama fan if you don’t have high expectations for the Tide.  If we’re not going to the NCG, we might as well not be playing in a bowl.  Winning championships is what we do (#14 coming soon), and the fanbase expects no less.  Just ask Bill Curry, a former Bama coach who went 10-1 in 1989, lost to our rival Auburn 3 years in a row, was the national coach of the year, and was fired the next year because you DO NOT lose to Auburn.   The quote “At some places they play football, at Alabama, we live it” is actually very true around here (and apparently it’s true for the big town of Gordo, Alabama, too lolz– check out this picture).

Now here we are.  Rooms booked, tickets on the way, and it’s time to start the countdown to the rematch of the century. 22 days from now we will be leaving for New Orleans to experience the big easy and Bama’s 14 National Championship. All I have to say is you mad Okey St?

Until next time Stay Fresh My Friends and Roll Tide!

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