Posted April 12, 2012 on
For something that isn’t much, an awful lot of people are looking forward to Saturday when Alabama plays its annual spring game. Crimson Tide fans will prove they are interested, showing up by the many, many thousands. Certainly the players are looking forward to it. For one thing it’s a chance to perform before those multitudes. For another, it marks the end of spring football practice.
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