Monday, April 18, 2011

G-Day / A-Day games!

From what I have read, it seems it was a nice showing by the Defense this past weekend in Athens for the G-Day game. I wasn’t able to attend or watch due to the fact that I was at the Alabama A-day game. Meg and I went to Tuscaloosa with some friends to see a concert and then the spring game. Due to the tornado's that whipped through Tuscaloosa on Friday, the concert was cancelled but the weather was great on Saturday and we were a few of the 92K people to see the Crimson beat the White. We also saw the unveiling of the new Nick Saben statue. Every coach who has won a National Championship for Bama has a statue.

Back in Athens, the crowd wasn’t as big, (43K) but I am sure the excitement level was just as high. It sounds like the first half was a little slow with a score of 5-3 at the end of the half. There were some big stops by the “D” and unfortunate fumbles by a couple of guys that lead to the low score. The QB’s seemed to pick it up in the second half and there were some big plays made by both sides. At the end of the day, the Black team beat the Red team 18-11. In just watching the highlights from Athens, it seems that the G-Day game was a little more exciting than the A-Day game. Not that it really matters right now. There is still a lot of work to be done before kick off in September for both teams.

Here is Aaron Murray throwing a pass in the second half

It was fun to be on another campus to see how things are done on a game day. Being in the South, most of the campus experiences are going to be similar. There was a lot of excitement even if it was just a controlled scrimmage. It really makes me look forward the fall and SEC football! There is nothing like a Saturday in the fall on a SEC college campus! I know it is still April, but for one day in the spring, it fell like that fall. There was a chill in the air and the love for college football. It was a lot of fun!

Now bring on the Boise St. Broncos!

Go Dawgs!

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