I woke up this morning thinking of you. It’s game day. GAME DAY! I’m sure we’d be in Tuscaloosa for the game if we had tickets. It’s a big game today, and you would already be up and have your game day clothes on and be ready to watch the Tide roll.
Alabama football was a passion we shared. We had so much fun when we were students…sitting up in the student section with our red Alabama hats with our past game tickets stuffed in the hatbands. You’d always need a new shaker because every game you would chew the handle down on the one you had. We’d be dressed in the official fraternal game day dress. You: khakis, white button down shirt, Alabama tie, and blue blazer. Me: Sunday dress, hose, and high heels. And we’d have those hats on! When we were in school, it was the glory days for Alabama. Coach Bryant was king of the hill and Alabama was a powerhouse. In our four years at Alabama, we only lost five games total and won two back-to-back national championships. We lived and breathed for the Tide. Gosh…those were good days.
While I still love our team, the games aren’t as fun without you. I’ve only been back to Tuscaloosa once since you died…and I sparingly watch the games on television. It just hurts too much to cheer alone.
But I’m going to cheer today.
I’ll say a big Roll Tide for you.
I’ll sing Rammer Jammer for you if we win.
And I will remember all the great game days we had with a smile.