Found November 04, 2012 on
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If I had to guess, I would imagine that for a diehard Alabama fan, watching the LSU game yesterday was about how I felt watching the 2011 Michigan/Notre Dame game (with less significant implications and more overtimes). As I was watching this SEC matchup last night, I was absolutely stunned that this was the very same LSU team that almost lost to a 2-7 Auburn team earlier this year. LSU was truly on fire. Aside from LSU being on fire, however, Alabama looked like complete garbage. There was no other way to describe it; we haven't seen the Crimson Tide look so weak all year.With about 90 seconds to go, Alabama executed it's 2-minute drill that had every Crimson Tide fan across the state holding their breath. And execute they did: before this last pass for the game-winning touchdown in the video below, AJ McCarron made 3 completions for a total of 44 yards to Kevin Norwood (WR), the clear unsung hero of this game. Without those completions, this magic would never have happened:You see LSU defenders one after the other flying at Yeldon to try and stop him. I saw 3 flinging themselves in different directions. I sat on my couch in awe as I saw Yeldon almost effortlessly dart into the endzone. Flawless execution, incredibly play, & undeniably the greatest one in the 2012 college football season thus far.The TV panned to McCarron as he sat on the bench after the play with his head in his hands and was very emotional. A lot of people were calling him a wuss, etc. because of it, but I can actually appreciate when an athlete is so overwhelmed with an amazing accomplishment that it brings them to tears. Maybe you had to have been a former competitive athlete to understand or empathize with that kind of feeling, but I didn't see one thing wrong with his emotion on national television. He wasn't being overly dramatic, it certainly wasn't unwarranted as he just kept his team's National Championship hopes alive, and it was genuine; there was no Tebow-ness about it (who I absolutely think overdoes his waterworks). A good, genuine, tearful, appearance on TV after something like that is completely justified. And let's be real, I bet there were a whole lot of Alabama fans who almost cried after that touchdown too.Either way, it was an incredible win Nick Saban and Alabama, and while I want to feel bad for LSU because a loss like that has to be absolutely crushing, I definitely don't. ROLL TIDE ROLL.
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AJ McCarron’s Mom, saving the low cut v necks for sweeps week
Thanks to a low cut dress and the careful hands of a cosmetic surgeon, AJ McCarron’s mom, Dee Dee Bonner, has become something of an internet celebrity as of late. To capitalize on that new found fame, a local Mobile tv station brought her in to discuss the emotions surrounding Alabama’s win in Baton Rouge this...
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron was so overcome by emotion after leading the Crimson Tide to a go-ahead score against LSU on Saturday night that he began crying on the sidelines.
McCarron and Bama’s offense were quiet in the second half of the game in Baton Rouge. They lost their lead and failed to score until the final minute of the game, when they went 72 yards over five plays...
Our Google traffic for ‘AJ McCarron Mom’ and ‘Dee Dee Bonner’ searches has been going nuts ever since Saturday when cameras caught the Bama QB crying and hugging his parents after the LSU game. It was Dee Dee’s big coming out party, but you guys know Ms. Bonner has been a BC favorite since mid-October.
The big news today is that Dee Dee is now doing local Alabama news...
Although Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron has had an excellent season, he has yet to be put in a position where his team has needed him to pull its fat from the fire. That’s what I wrote this past Thursday in my preview of this weekend’s Heisman matchups. And, as it turned out, it was McCarron’s [...]
With Alabama's hopes of a second straight national title hanging by a thread, A.J. McCarron shook off a dismal second half and guided the Crimson Tide right down the field.
Talk about a Saturday night stunner in Death Valley.
McCarron read an LSU blitz and flipped a swing pass to T.J. Yeldon, who did the rest on a 28-yard touchdown with 51 seconds remaining that gave the top...
As I was returning from the Coliseum where I’d just Kenjon Barner vault himself into the Heisman conversation I peaked into a bar to watch the last drive for Alabama against LSU. AJ McCarron looked amazing and watching that game winning drive made me think the Heisman race had been shaken up. Barner tore up [...]
By now you've seen almost every possible view of the A.J. McCarron screen pass that T.J. Yeldon took 28 yards to the house to beat LSU Saturday night, but you haven't seen one as cool as this. This video from Buffalo Wild Wings in Tuscaloosa captures the nail biting excitement and explosive jubilation of Alabama's game winning TD in Baton Rouge. You're gonna want...
#1 Alabama vs #5 LSU
A rematch of last years championship game is what is expected for tonight’s battle in Death Valley. The Crimson Tide come in with everything working on all cylinders. The defense is at it’s usual self, giving up only 8.1 pts per game, which leads the nation. Their offense is much improved over last year as AJ McCarron is sneaking into the...
No surprises here.
By virtue of its memorable 21-17 win over LSU, undefeated Alabama remains at the top of the conferences heap. Where does the remainder of the leagues premier teams five of which are in the BCS top 10 this week fall?
Here are this weeks SEC Power Rankings:
1. Alabama (9-0, 6-0)
LSU put a scare into Alabama, but the Crimson Tide and quarterback AJ McCarron...
BATON ROUGE, LA No one could call this one boring.
That, of course, was the knock on the last two meetings between Alabama and LSU, the first being settled solely on the feet of the field goal kickers and the second, the BCS Championship Game, being another defensive slugfest that put many on the east coast asleep before halftime.
Not this one.
Unlike the other two, this year...
Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano with Offensive Coordinator and Interim Head Coach Bruce Arians
I thought I saw an inspiring and heartful performance on Saturday night. Watching an emotional AJ McCarron bring the Alabama Crimson Tide back to beat the LSU Tigers in “Death Valley.” And it was. A strong, coming of age performance by a young quarterback and his team.
Then I watched...