The daily links again on hold for a little more on Monday's criticizm of Alabama's spring scrimmage attendance.
And let me clarify: I have gone to many Orange/White scrimmages. I have gone to the unadvertised open scrimmages. I have gone to Vol baseball games and stood at the top of Lindsey-Nelson Stadium to watch practice going on across the street. But I've never sat in traffic for two hours to do it. And I've never felt like I was more of a fan for it. In fact, I felt a little delusional myself. Which brings me to this post from Alabama blog Eight in the Box:
While other fan bases riot, burn cars, burn couches, and explode into unexplainable acts of vandalism (throwing toilet paper into trees), they are praised and cheered for their passion. Alabama fans take advantage of a chance to show support for a team that has had a rough time over the last four years and a coach that has taken a few knocks of his own, and the consensus in the sports world is that the Bama Nation is goat ass crazy. Maybe we should have trashed the quad and turned over a few cars on Bryant Drive and skipped the scrimmage.