Iron Bowl: The waiting is the hardest part

hunter ford

 

Time heals all wounds, but the waiting is the hardest part.

It was a tough off-season to be an Alabama fan.  We’ve had our noses rubbed in replays of the Kick Six like a puppy that soiled the living room rug.  It was a long, long winter, spring and summer.  The new season couldn’t get here fast enough, and now the regular season has passed by in a blur.

The 2014 season, to this point, has been pretty satisfying.  The loss to Ole Miss in Oxford, and nail biters at Arkansas and LSU were taxing on the nerves, but the Tide has excelled at Bryant-Denny Stadium, looking like a championship team and earning the number one slot in the CFP Poll.

Now, we are on the verge of finally wiping away that one second that has lasted for an eternity.

Last year, Alabama had a chance to make history if it could beat Auburn, win an SEC title, and capture a third consecutive BCS championship.

This year, the stakes may even be higher for the Tide.  At this point, Auburn really has nothing to lose.  If Auburn loses, its fan base will fall back on the mantra of “Saban has never defeated a really good Auburn team.”

If the Tigers win, their fans will revel in the fact that Auburn will be 4-4 against Saban, will have defeated Alabama 10 out of the past 15 games, and will own an 8-2 record at Bryant-Denny.

All of the pressure is on Alabama.  A loss would demote the Tide to a meaningless bowl game which usually spells disaster for the “good guys” in crimson.

Winning the Iron Bowl would propel Alabama into a position to win a possible third SEC Championship and fourth national championship of the Saban era.  If that comes to fruition it will cement the Saban-era Crimson Tide into the most dominant college football dynasty of all time.

The game kicks off at 6:45 p.m. and will likely last until almost 11 p.m.  It is edging toward 1 p.m. as I write this.  A watched pot never boils, and the one I’m staring at is simmering ever so slowly.

I suppose I could watch as the drama unfolds for the other  CFP contenders.  But I don’t really want to.  I want to see the Iron Bowl.  I can’t wait.  Alas, that is my only option.

 

 

If Alabama wins out, it could be in the College Football Playoff, but may miss the SEC Championship game.
An Iron Bowl win could propel Alabama to a fourth national championship of the Saban era.

 

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  1. 1
    Auburn Fan

    Nice read. I hope AU wins but I would be drinking the Orange and Blue Kool Aid to hang my hat on a W for AU. I am hoping for a competitive game though. Even if AU didn’t win on two VERY fortunate plays vs. GA and UA last year we were at least a competitive football team. The past three weeks the Defense looks like a JV team and the Offense looks inept (probably angry the D can’t stop a cold). So good luck to you guys! I will either be very happy in 10 hours or ready to eat lots of fried food and drown my sorrows in saturated fats. War Eagle!

    • 2
      Hunter Ford

      I really wish this game was at 2:30 so, whatever the outcome, I could have time to process it a few hours before bed time. Hell I wish it were the 11 a.m. game today….

      Ready to get this Iron Bowl going…

      Thanks for the comment

      Saban has dominated most SEC opponents with the glaring exception of Auburn… Aubie has been the only program that has truly held its own against Saban…

  2. 3
    Auburn Fan

    I like that 11am kick off idea as well. So by 4pm we as fans can know whether to step back from the ledge or leap! I do know if it’s a blowout by Bama I always have crappy Hallmark Christmas movies to watch with my wife.

    • 4
      Hunter Ford

      Thanks for the comment on my article I have Tennessee an Auburn fans in my family Just a game til someone gets hurt

      The sun will come out Tomorrow

    • 6
      Hunter Ford

      Hey Auburn! Don’t come around here no more… whatever you’re looking for Hey! Don’t come around here no more!!!!!!!!

  3. 7
    Hunter Ford

    8-2 record at Bryant Denny ???

    Auburn has not played that many times in Bryant-Denny

    Auburn defeated Alabama at the Quad two times

    look it up

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