shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
Wooohooo!!! Happy Dance! Wooohooo!

National Champs!!!



14th National Championship!!!!!!!!!!
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
Wooohooo!!! Happy Dance! Wooohooo!

National Champs!!!



14th National Championship!!!!!!!!!!
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
Wooohooo!!! Happy Dance! Wooohooo!

National Champs!!!



14th National Championship!!!!!!!!!!

Roll Tide!

Dec. 4th, 2011 07:32 pm
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
Going to the National Championship Game! (Well not personally. Those tickets cost a lot so it's doubtful that I'll go.) But the Tide.

Rematch w/ LSU!


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

Roll Tide!

Dec. 4th, 2011 07:32 pm
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
Going to the National Championship Game! (Well not personally. Those tickets cost a lot so it's doubtful that I'll go.) But the Tide.

Rematch w/ LSU!


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

Roll Tide!

Dec. 4th, 2011 07:32 pm
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
Going to the National Championship Game! (Well not personally. Those tickets cost a lot so it's doubtful that I'll go.) But the Tide.

Rematch w/ LSU!


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
Hah!

I just happened to run across ESPN doing a history of the SEC Championship Game documentary, and they were showing the inaugural game.   So, they're showing the crowd and the cheerleaders 'at the game' wearing short sleeves and t-shirts.

Okay, I was at that game.  Want to know my most clear memory of it?  It wasn't our winning.  It was that IT WAS THE COLDEST GAME EVER IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!  Twenty years later, I still remember how cold it was.  I remember what boots I was wearing, because my feet were frozen.  I remember that we were sitting in the endzone... where we were freezing our asses off.  I remember that it was 5 degrees and windy!

It. was. cold.   

... so I'm thinking they were using crowd shots from some other game. :D

(And yeah, I realize how bizarre it is that I remember a football game from twenty years ago.)
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
Hah!

I just happened to run across ESPN doing a history of the SEC Championship Game documentary, and they were showing the inaugural game.   So, they're showing the crowd and the cheerleaders 'at the game' wearing short sleeves and t-shirts.

Okay, I was at that game.  Want to know my most clear memory of it?  It wasn't our winning.  It was that IT WAS THE COLDEST GAME EVER IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!  Twenty years later, I still remember how cold it was.  I remember what boots I was wearing, because my feet were frozen.  I remember that we were sitting in the endzone... where we were freezing our asses off.  I remember that it was 5 degrees and windy!

It. was. cold.   

... so I'm thinking they were using crowd shots from some other game. :D

(And yeah, I realize how bizarre it is that I remember a football game from twenty years ago.)
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
Hah!

I just happened to run across ESPN doing a history of the SEC Championship Game documentary, and they were showing the inaugural game.   So, they're showing the crowd and the cheerleaders 'at the game' wearing short sleeves and t-shirts.

Okay, I was at that game.  Want to know my most clear memory of it?  It wasn't our winning.  It was that IT WAS THE COLDEST GAME EVER IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!  Twenty years later, I still remember how cold it was.  I remember what boots I was wearing, because my feet were frozen.  I remember that we were sitting in the endzone... where we were freezing our asses off.  I remember that it was 5 degrees and windy!

It. was. cold.   

... so I'm thinking they were using crowd shots from some other game. :D

(And yeah, I realize how bizarre it is that I remember a football game from twenty years ago.)

Dude!

Oct. 31st, 2011 12:37 pm
shipperx: (Spike - Holy Crap)
Out of curiosity, I checked out what tickets in my area of the stadium are selling for for the Nov. 5 Bama vs.LSU game.

Dude... $645 - $1000 per ticket!

That's nuts!

Selling 1 ticket (at the lowest number) would just about cover everything I spent for the entire season. (I'd net a profit with the high number).

Part of why they can drive the ticket prices so high is that every game is sold out to season tickets holders and have been for decades (except for the mandatory allotment of visitor's tickets {which in turn go to the opposing team's season ticket holders} and student tickets {which require student I.D.'s).

There's a waiting list to become eligible to buy season tickets, because people don't give them up. I've had the exact same seats since 1991 (if someone new picks up a seat around you, you wonder who got divorced or died. Seriously.)

So the tickets that are for sale are season ticket holder re-sales for this specific game. And at $1000 a ticket (face value I think is $75 or $85(?) I cannot blame them. (It would shatter my Dad's heart if any of us discussed selling our tickets to the game... which we wouldn't do... because are you KIDDING?!)



For those going wha-huh?

What's driving the economics of these tickets is that currently we're ranked #2 in the nation and LSU is ranked #1, and the winner of the game is all-but given the SEC West berth in the SEC championship (and the SEC east kind of sucks this year, so odds are with the West). And in the last five years, the winner of the SEC went on to (rather handily) become the National Champ.

In essence this regular season game will most likely kill one team's chances of even being allowed to play for the national championship, because despite being #1 and #2 in the polls, the odds are against the BSC allowing a re-match.

This week's game could be the whole ball of wax.

ESPN is has taken to hyping the hell out of the game:





Heh. And so have fans: (And you thought only shippers did fan vids! :)

Dude!

Oct. 31st, 2011 12:37 pm
shipperx: (Spike - Holy Crap)
Out of curiosity, I checked out what tickets in my area of the stadium are selling for for the Nov. 5 Bama vs.LSU game.

Dude... $645 - $1000 per ticket!

That's nuts!

Selling 1 ticket (at the lowest number) would just about cover everything I spent for the entire season. (I'd net a profit with the high number).

Part of why they can drive the ticket prices so high is that every game is sold out to season tickets holders and have been for decades (except for the mandatory allotment of visitor's tickets {which in turn go to the opposing team's season ticket holders} and student tickets {which require student I.D.'s).

There's a waiting list to become eligible to buy season tickets, because people don't give them up. I've had the exact same seats since 1991 (if someone new picks up a seat around you, you wonder who got divorced or died. Seriously.)

So the tickets that are for sale are season ticket holder re-sales for this specific game. And at $1000 a ticket (face value I think is $75 or $85(?) I cannot blame them. (It would shatter my Dad's heart if any of us discussed selling our tickets to the game... which we wouldn't do... because are you KIDDING?!)



For those going wha-huh?

What's driving the economics of these tickets is that currently we're ranked #2 in the nation and LSU is ranked #1, and the winner of the game is all-but given the SEC West berth in the SEC championship (and the SEC east kind of sucks this year, so odds are with the West). And in the last five years, the winner of the SEC went on to (rather handily) become the National Champ.

In essence this regular season game will most likely kill one team's chances of even being allowed to play for the national championship, because despite being #1 and #2 in the polls, the odds are against the BSC allowing a re-match.

This week's game could be the whole ball of wax.

ESPN is has taken to hyping the hell out of the game:





Heh. And so have fans: (And you thought only shippers did fan vids! :)

Dude!

Oct. 31st, 2011 12:37 pm
shipperx: (Spike - Holy Crap)
Out of curiosity, I checked out what tickets in my area of the stadium are selling for for the Nov. 5 Bama vs.LSU game.

Dude... $645 - $1000 per ticket!

That's nuts!

Selling 1 ticket (at the lowest number) would just about cover everything I spent for the entire season. (I'd net a profit with the high number).

Part of why they can drive the ticket prices so high is that every game is sold out to season tickets holders and have been for decades (except for the mandatory allotment of visitor's tickets {which in turn go to the opposing team's season ticket holders} and student tickets {which require student I.D.'s).

There's a waiting list to become eligible to buy season tickets, because people don't give them up. I've had the exact same seats since 1991 (if someone new picks up a seat around you, you wonder who got divorced or died. Seriously.)

So the tickets that are for sale are season ticket holder re-sales for this specific game. And at $1000 a ticket (face value I think is $75 or $85(?) I cannot blame them. (It would shatter my Dad's heart if any of us discussed selling our tickets to the game... which we wouldn't do... because are you KIDDING?!)



For those going wha-huh?

What's driving the economics of these tickets is that currently we're ranked #2 in the nation and LSU is ranked #1, and the winner of the game is all-but given the SEC West berth in the SEC championship (and the SEC east kind of sucks this year, so odds are with the West). And in the last five years, the winner of the SEC went on to (rather handily) become the National Champ.

In essence this regular season game will most likely kill one team's chances of even being allowed to play for the national championship, because despite being #1 and #2 in the polls, the odds are against the BSC allowing a re-match.

This week's game could be the whole ball of wax.

ESPN is has taken to hyping the hell out of the game:





Heh. And so have fans: (And you thought only shippers did fan vids! :)

Stuff

Oct. 2nd, 2011 01:12 pm
shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
:
Who Finale
1) Enjoyed it.
2) I love Rory (that's a constant BTW), even the jokes at his expense.
3) Enjoying it or not, that was...er... complicated. I'm not sure how that works. I mean, I understand how it works plot-wise. I'm not sure how the in-story 'physics' works. Thwarts the 'bad guys'? Yes. I understand that bit. But the timey-whimey aspects are...er..wha? I'll probably have to watch a few more times (though I suspect it's not supposed to be overly inspected).
4) I love River Song (but, like Rory, that's also a constant).


Football
1) Totally didn't expect the way that Auburn vs. South Carolina turned out. Where did Auburn find a defense? And USc needs a quarterback.
2) Yay, Arkansas comeback against Texas A&M.
3) Woo-hoo Alabama vs. Florida. The first quarter was scary. I wish Bama didn't take so long to get into a damn game. But... hey, how are you going to complain about 38-10 as a final score? Funniest write-up was from someone writing in a Florida newspaper:

...After Alabama's 38-10 victory over first-year coach Will Muschamp and his Florida Gators, it is clear that The Force remains with the Dark Lord of the SEC-- Darth Saban. {...} Everyone chuckled at the Tampa TV reporter who earlier this week had the audacity to ask [Florida Coach] Muschamp if his relationship with his mentor, Alabama coach Nick Saban, was similar to a cinematic Star Wars battle pitting "Master vs. Padawan."

"I don't know what a Padawan is," Muschamp replied, turning on the Southern charm. "You didn't call me a bad name, did you?"

Guffaws resounded throughout the room and then the news conference went on with mundane questions about personnel groupings and injury reports. Little did anybody know that the fledgling TV reporter had it right. She had a better grasp of Saturday night's showdown than any of the grizzled scribes who have been covering SEC football for decades.

You see, it was a long time ago in a gridiron galaxy far, far away, that The Force was sucked out of the Florida football program by this very Alabama program and this very Alabama coach. Darth Saban and his Alabama Death Star took away the mojo and the momentum from the Gators two seasons ago in the SEC Championship Game.

- They took away a chance for a second consecutive national title.

- They sent Tim Tebow, the Gators' spiritual leader, to the NFL with his most devastating loss. [Bama made him cry... on national tv]

- And more importantly, they sent former coach Urban Meyer to the hospital and ultimately out of the profession. [He had an angina attack on the flight home after the loss, quit the team the next day, unquit, flaked-out, and quit again... and now does commentary for ESPN. At least until Ohio State chooses to hire him (yes, I went there).]

This time, the Alabama Death Star landed in an inflamed Swamp [name of Florida's stadium] Saturday night and once again doused Florida's football fire. Florida may have a new coach, but Alabama still knows how to give the Gators an old-fashioned SEC seal-clubbing.


I think the seal-clubbing mixed the metaphor. ;)

Sunday
Weather outside is gorgeous today. Sunny, perfect blue skies, 70F. Am heading out to the nursery to buy a rhododendron to plant beneath the maples in the back yard.

Stuff

Oct. 2nd, 2011 01:12 pm
shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
:
Who Finale
1) Enjoyed it.
2) I love Rory (that's a constant BTW), even the jokes at his expense.
3) Enjoying it or not, that was...er... complicated. I'm not sure how that works. I mean, I understand how it works plot-wise. I'm not sure how the in-story 'physics' works. Thwarts the 'bad guys'? Yes. I understand that bit. But the timey-whimey aspects are...er..wha? I'll probably have to watch a few more times (though I suspect it's not supposed to be overly inspected).
4) I love River Song (but, like Rory, that's also a constant).


Football
1) Totally didn't expect the way that Auburn vs. South Carolina turned out. Where did Auburn find a defense? And USc needs a quarterback.
2) Yay, Arkansas comeback against Texas A&M.
3) Woo-hoo Alabama vs. Florida. The first quarter was scary. I wish Bama didn't take so long to get into a damn game. But... hey, how are you going to complain about 38-10 as a final score? Funniest write-up was from someone writing in a Florida newspaper:

...After Alabama's 38-10 victory over first-year coach Will Muschamp and his Florida Gators, it is clear that The Force remains with the Dark Lord of the SEC-- Darth Saban. {...} Everyone chuckled at the Tampa TV reporter who earlier this week had the audacity to ask [Florida Coach] Muschamp if his relationship with his mentor, Alabama coach Nick Saban, was similar to a cinematic Star Wars battle pitting "Master vs. Padawan."

"I don't know what a Padawan is," Muschamp replied, turning on the Southern charm. "You didn't call me a bad name, did you?"

Guffaws resounded throughout the room and then the news conference went on with mundane questions about personnel groupings and injury reports. Little did anybody know that the fledgling TV reporter had it right. She had a better grasp of Saturday night's showdown than any of the grizzled scribes who have been covering SEC football for decades.

You see, it was a long time ago in a gridiron galaxy far, far away, that The Force was sucked out of the Florida football program by this very Alabama program and this very Alabama coach. Darth Saban and his Alabama Death Star took away the mojo and the momentum from the Gators two seasons ago in the SEC Championship Game.

- They took away a chance for a second consecutive national title.

- They sent Tim Tebow, the Gators' spiritual leader, to the NFL with his most devastating loss. [Bama made him cry... on national tv]

- And more importantly, they sent former coach Urban Meyer to the hospital and ultimately out of the profession. [He had an angina attack on the flight home after the loss, quit the team the next day, unquit, flaked-out, and quit again... and now does commentary for ESPN. At least until Ohio State chooses to hire him (yes, I went there).]

This time, the Alabama Death Star landed in an inflamed Swamp [name of Florida's stadium] Saturday night and once again doused Florida's football fire. Florida may have a new coach, but Alabama still knows how to give the Gators an old-fashioned SEC seal-clubbing.


I think the seal-clubbing mixed the metaphor. ;)

Sunday
Weather outside is gorgeous today. Sunny, perfect blue skies, 70F. Am heading out to the nursery to buy a rhododendron to plant beneath the maples in the back yard.

Stuff

Oct. 2nd, 2011 01:12 pm
shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
:
Who Finale
1) Enjoyed it.
2) I love Rory (that's a constant BTW), even the jokes at his expense.
3) Enjoying it or not, that was...er... complicated. I'm not sure how that works. I mean, I understand how it works plot-wise. I'm not sure how the in-story 'physics' works. Thwarts the 'bad guys'? Yes. I understand that bit. But the timey-whimey aspects are...er..wha? I'll probably have to watch a few more times (though I suspect it's not supposed to be overly inspected).
4) I love River Song (but, like Rory, that's also a constant).


Football
1) Totally didn't expect the way that Auburn vs. South Carolina turned out. Where did Auburn find a defense? And USc needs a quarterback.
2) Yay, Arkansas comeback against Texas A&M.
3) Woo-hoo Alabama vs. Florida. The first quarter was scary. I wish Bama didn't take so long to get into a damn game. But... hey, how are you going to complain about 38-10 as a final score? Funniest write-up was from someone writing in a Florida newspaper:

...After Alabama's 38-10 victory over first-year coach Will Muschamp and his Florida Gators, it is clear that The Force remains with the Dark Lord of the SEC-- Darth Saban. {...} Everyone chuckled at the Tampa TV reporter who earlier this week had the audacity to ask [Florida Coach] Muschamp if his relationship with his mentor, Alabama coach Nick Saban, was similar to a cinematic Star Wars battle pitting "Master vs. Padawan."

"I don't know what a Padawan is," Muschamp replied, turning on the Southern charm. "You didn't call me a bad name, did you?"

Guffaws resounded throughout the room and then the news conference went on with mundane questions about personnel groupings and injury reports. Little did anybody know that the fledgling TV reporter had it right. She had a better grasp of Saturday night's showdown than any of the grizzled scribes who have been covering SEC football for decades.

You see, it was a long time ago in a gridiron galaxy far, far away, that The Force was sucked out of the Florida football program by this very Alabama program and this very Alabama coach. Darth Saban and his Alabama Death Star took away the mojo and the momentum from the Gators two seasons ago in the SEC Championship Game.

- They took away a chance for a second consecutive national title.

- They sent Tim Tebow, the Gators' spiritual leader, to the NFL with his most devastating loss. [Bama made him cry... on national tv]

- And more importantly, they sent former coach Urban Meyer to the hospital and ultimately out of the profession. [He had an angina attack on the flight home after the loss, quit the team the next day, unquit, flaked-out, and quit again... and now does commentary for ESPN. At least until Ohio State chooses to hire him (yes, I went there).]

This time, the Alabama Death Star landed in an inflamed Swamp [name of Florida's stadium] Saturday night and once again doused Florida's football fire. Florida may have a new coach, but Alabama still knows how to give the Gators an old-fashioned SEC seal-clubbing.


I think the seal-clubbing mixed the metaphor. ;)

Sunday
Weather outside is gorgeous today. Sunny, perfect blue skies, 70F. Am heading out to the nursery to buy a rhododendron to plant beneath the maples in the back yard.
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
...The biggest big play, of course, was the Marquis Maze 83-yard punt return. Somewhere Billy Cannon, owner of the SEC's most legendary punt return, probably saw that {run} and could only mutter in amazement, "Damn ... "

Maze didn't look like he was running on his own. He looked like an avatar, and a 16-year-old's thumbs were maneuvering him with a PlayStation control panel...


It was an impressive run.

Vid at the link: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/09/mazes_83-yard_punt_return_earn.html
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
...The biggest big play, of course, was the Marquis Maze 83-yard punt return. Somewhere Billy Cannon, owner of the SEC's most legendary punt return, probably saw that {run} and could only mutter in amazement, "Damn ... "

Maze didn't look like he was running on his own. He looked like an avatar, and a 16-year-old's thumbs were maneuvering him with a PlayStation control panel...


It was an impressive run.

Vid at the link: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/09/mazes_83-yard_punt_return_earn.html
shipperx: (Alabama _ Big Al)
...The biggest big play, of course, was the Marquis Maze 83-yard punt return. Somewhere Billy Cannon, owner of the SEC's most legendary punt return, probably saw that {run} and could only mutter in amazement, "Damn ... "

Maze didn't look like he was running on his own. He looked like an avatar, and a 16-year-old's thumbs were maneuvering him with a PlayStation control panel...


It was an impressive run.

Vid at the link: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/09/mazes_83-yard_punt_return_earn.html

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