Tonight, we bow to you, Tide family. You showed nothing but class and hospitality on our Good Ol’ road trip as the visiting team in November of 2010. T-Town opened its doors and hearts to us, to the point I was taken aback. You all, perhaps more than anyone, deserve the thrill of this victory, especially after the 2011 you had.
Our hearts especially go out to David and Darlene Harrison. It would be preposterous to imply that some college boys winning one little ball game could mitigate the devastation of losing a child, but if any silver lining is to be had, it is in the win your Ashley so badly wanted for her 23rd birthday. Having just heard your story for the first time tonight, we’ll certainly hold the gift of our parents dearer to our hearts than ever.
Peace and best wishes for good fortune to you all as you continue to do things the Good Ol’ way and take it one day at a time.