Saturday previews

Alabama faces Ole Miss today in a match which will determine first place in the SEC West. That’s hard to believe. But it is true.

Alabama stands at 18-5, but to make a serious run at the NCAA tournament, it must win today. And to do that, the team must overcome its weak defensive play. takes a look at how most teams Alabama has played this season score above their respective season averages. And with a rough stretch coming up with games against Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee, the Crimson Tide must improve its play to make a serious run to the tournament.

Alabama is 2-4 on the road, and oddsmakers have Ole Miss as a 5-point favorite, according to this AP story via


#3 Alabama vs. #2 Georgia In what is probably the most heated rivalry outside of football, Alabama takes on Georgia in gymnastics.


Proof that it is too early to play baseball, Alabama’s second consecutive season opener was delayed yesterday. This year freezing temperatures kept the team off the field.

Celebrity news

The sad tax story involving Kenny Stabler continued this week. Stabler appears ready to sell his Ono Island home to cover outstanding tax debts, according to this newspaper report.