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STRANGE NOTES FROM A-DAY:
Posted by Ty from T-Town on Sunday May 02 2010 @ 08:32PM CDT
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It's back to business in T-Town.

The annual A-Day Football Pageant was once again a complete success. Eighty Five thousand Bama Fans and at least five thousand spy's, got their first glimpse of the 2010 version of the
Saban process.
Before any of you Poindexter's, bother to correct my skewed attendance numbers;
I purposely do not count the fine folks that make-up the support staff at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
I also don't include the Press.
Those guy's would pile into a company vehicle, and go any where for a free lunch.
I have never considered the television crew, but that variable may soon change.
ESPN spends so much time down here, they might as well buy a house on campus and start paying taxes.
The unofficial numbers concerning the monetary impact of A-Day, closely mirror the numbers generated by a regular season warm-up game in the fall.
I understand that the ticket prices were subsided by the Athletic Department, but I am more than certain that Coach Moore found time to pass the collection plate after the pageant.

A-Day was so lucrative, that Gene Hallman is probably plotting to make the annual event last three days.
The Bama Fans, could care less.
They were there to pay their respects to the 09 National Champions and critique the 2010 squad.
They were reunited with friends that they have not seen in a while but for a lot of them; this time was different.
They were National Champions.
The rarity of such an event may not rightfully register in the memory of the younger fans for a while, but the older dudes like myself more than understand the process.
Seventeen years was a long time to wait.

I was there in 1979 when Coach Bryant strong-armed the bowl officials and wisely gave the Sugar Bowl one of the finest football games ever played.
I remember the 1992 Sugar Bowl, like it was yesterday. I had brunch at The Court of Two Sister's. I skipped lunch and called my bookie.
I went to the Superdome hungry, but that was all good.
I had Miami for dinner.
The last time I personally watched the Crimson Tide scrimmage, Coach Stallings ran my ass off for throwing cigarette butts on the ground.
A lot has changed in T-Town over the past seventeen years; but for as much as things change,
they stay the same.




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