"We met friends who came from all over the country and we all squeezed into the RV, sleeping on the floor, stairs, etc. We had a great time partying all week with Alabama fans, who were friendly and fun, and being a bunch of ND guys, we especially loved the Southern girls."
This dad was already elated to receive the same type of hat that legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant used to wear as a Christmas gift, but then his son told him to look inside the hat for the bigger surprise. Aww. Roll Tide.
When Paul W. "Bear" Bryant was hired by the University of Alabama in 1958, the coach told both the incoming recruits and the holdovers from the previous teams -- well, those who survived his brutal offseason-conditioning program -- that if they weren't there to win a national championship they were in the wrong place.
When No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama face off in the Discover BCS Championship game in just over two weeks, one thing will be clear: both teams earned their ticket to Miami, and deservedly so. Many on both fronts will claim that the other benefited from a light schedule and that they merely backed their way into the title game, but that is simply