Tuesday, January 9, 2018

that old Alabama voodoo Crimson Tide fans have come to love so well rared itself up again when stars fell on Alabama again last night

She & Him - Stars Fell On Alabama (Audio) - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsSna-wp2OQ
Lyrics

We lived our little drama
We kissed in a field of white
And stars fell on Alabama
Last night
I can't forget the glamor
Your eyes held a tender light
While stars fell on Alabama
Last night
I never planned in my imagination
A situation so heavenly
A fairy land where no one else could enter
And in the center just you and me
My heart beat like a hammer
My arms wound around you tight
And stars fell on Alabama
Last night
We lived our drama
We kissed in a field of white
And stars fell on Alabama
Last night
I can't forget the glamor
Your eyes held a tender light
And stars fractured 'Bama
Last night
I never planned in my imagination
A situation so heavenly
A fairy land where no one else could enter
And in the center just you and me
My heart beat just like a hammer
Arms wound around you tight
While stars fell on Alabama
Last night

Songwriters: Frank Perkins / Frank S Perkins / Mitchell Parish
Stars Fell on Alabama lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


Regulation time ended tied 20-20 after Alabama's 2nd half comeback.

By the start of the overtime, I was emotionally bushwhacked, wasted and clueless. I sat next to a Georgia lady fan in Jack Flats sports bar. At the end of the 1st half, I had told her Georgia is the better team, so far. Before that, I had told her the two best teams are playing tonight, and one side's going to be really happy after it's all over, and the other side isn't. After Alabama stole it in overtime, I hugged her and said I knew how she felt. Last year, Clemson beat Alabama with about one second left on the clock.

The Tuscaloosa, Alabama Crimson Tide fan and originator of this December 2017 Facebook thread below, rebooted it this morning, January 9, 2018. An attorney, she campaigned very hard for Doug Jones against Roy Moore. Jones beat Moore on December 12, 2017. My morning after redneck voodoo take on all of that and the Alabama-Georgia game is at the bottom of this Facebook thread, all of which ought to be inducted into the Alabama football and politics Hall of Fame:
I think God should reward Alabama for its display of decency and integrity with another National Championship.

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Jeff Parker Well... there is the matter of Saban’s silence. Had Saban had the courage to do the right thing and stand up to Roy Moore I would agree. With great celebrity comes great responsibility for leadership. I said the same thing about Paterno. Hats off to Charles Barkley. You don’t get to cherry pick only the easy battles. Saban’s on his own here vis championships.
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Ginger Buck A few weeks ago, I gave Lane Kiffen hell on his twitter account when he was posting his Trump love. I told him it showed bad judgment for a head football coach to get involved in politics, and that you would never catch Saban doing that.
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Jeff Parker Understood. There is merit in what you say. I see Roy Moore as very different than ordinary debates over taxes or who should be state controller or governor. This was an unusual election and one of the rare moments when leaders had an opportunity to influence what this state should stand for. Im not beating Saban up for punting instead. Just disappointed and not too sure he then deserves divine intervention into his games. Probably just me though.
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Ginger Buck We aren't talking about what HE deserves. We are talking about what WE deserve!
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Jeff Parker Ginger Buck ah. Well okay then! 😊. Cheers
Sloan Bashinsky Well, that's an interesting theory. Alabama wins the BSC, because Alabama did not elect Roy Moore. I've seen stranger things happen with Alabama football.

Such as, the University of Alabama did not announce that its team would not play Florida State in any postseason game, if Florida State's star quarterback accused of rape, Jameis Winston, played. Winston was from the Birmingham area. Auburn then beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl with a weird no time remaining on the clock runback for a touchdown of a missed long Alabama field goal. Auburn did not announce it would not play Florida State postseason, if Jameis Winston played. In the BSC championship game, Auburn ran off with the 1st half and it looked like it was going to be a slaughter, but Auburn hardly showed up for the 2nd half and Florida State won. This year, Alabama beat up on Florida State, knocked its star quarterback out for the season, but Alabama lost 4 1st team linebackers, which became Alabama's weak spot, most evident in the Mississippi State and Auburn games, but plainly visible before then. All karma relating back to Jameis Winston. All in the college football context. All of which I published.

I don't see Roy Moore v. Doug Jones in the college football context. I imagine about as many Alabama fans voted for Moore as voted for Jones. I don't think it was Nick Saban's place to mix college football with that U.S. Senate race. However, and again, it would be a bit of poetry and a message of sorts, if Jones' win spiritually translates to Alabama winning the National Championship, but, and again, would Roy Moore and his base ever see it that way? I kinda doubt it. They can't even see the vote on December 12 indicated Moore was not God's candidate.
Nancy Wildman Cole Ginger , I think that sound a bit Moorish! 🤣😱🙄🤣
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Ginger Buck We can do without your negativity, missy.
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Sloan Bashinsky  In the sense of Moors being Islam back a ways in time, the Moors looked for signs of God's activity, just as fundamental elements of Christianity, Catholicism and Judaism did. That's still the case. And they still seem incapable of even imagining God is on their side about some thing(s) dear to them. 

Looks to me Alabama was picked over Ohio State for the BSC this year, because Ohio State got slaughtered by Clemson in the BSC semi-final game last year, and Ohio State got slaughtered by unranked Iowa earlier this year, and it's been a while since any team slaughtered Alabama, and the BSC championship games between Alabama and Clemson last year and the year before were about as good for spectators as championship games get.

Ginger Buck Ha! I don't think that was the kind of "Moors" Nancy was referring to. She's Methodist.
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Nancy Wildman Cole Ginger Buck you know I’m kidding. Couldn’t resist!!
Ginger Buck The same naysayers who were saying Alabama wouldn't make the playoffs (WRONG) were the ones saying Alabama was not going to elect a democrat and we were wasting our time (WRONG). So the two things are intimately connected. I don't know how in the world y'all don't see that.
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Sloan Bashinsky Ginger, after the Auburn-Alabama game in November, I published that I did not think Alabama deserved to be in the final 4, and I've been an Alabama fan since I imagine before you were born. The night after I published that, I had a dream which left me thinking I might wish to rethink my thinking Alabama would not be in the final 4. The BSC games will shed MOOR light😎
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Sloan Bashinsky Just as the vote on Dec 12 shed more light.
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Ginger Buck Moore light, Moor light, or more light?
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I dreamt in a nap yesterday afternoon of my college fraternity (Kappa Alpha Order, Vanderbilt) intramural football team was on the field, I was supposed to be out there with them, but was not there. Was on the right sideline. The opposing team  was ... Florida State. Even so, the KA quarterback, one of my dearest friends back then, from Bradenton, Florida, high school all American turned engineer at Vandy, turned and threw a long pass my way It was just a bit too far, it seemed I would run head-on into the wall separating the spectators from the field trying to catch it, and I didn't really try to catch it but perhaps I could have anyway. Then, it was Florida State's turn with the ball. It felt in the dream like I had let a big opportunity get away. I had no clue what that dream meant. Now I'm thinking maybe it's about your post, Ginger. That sure would be a hell of a statement, if the Tide beat Clemson, then beat the winner of the Oklahoma- Georgia semi-final. Since they killed prophets in the old days, and still sometimes do, I think maybe I will not predict but will simply hope it turns out as you hope, Ginger. If it does, perhaps even the Moors, the evangelists, the Republicans and Roy More might stand up and take note. But then, perhaps not.
Sloan Bashinsky Oh, the Kappa Alpha creed is: Dieu et les dames (God and the women). Kinda looks like Alabama women tilted the earth's axis enough to toss Roy Moore off his horse. That, and it seems a heap of Republicans, maybe close to 23,000, wrote in Nick Saban and other people's names. Perhaps in that backhanded way, Saban got involved in that race anyhow.
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Ginger Buck Well, no doubt KA (the civil war guys) is the old south in your dream. Roy Moore is the Florida State QB with his sexual misconduct allegations. Not sure why they were on opposing teams in your dream since they were kind of on the same team in this race. Unless, those old south frat boys now inhabit places like Mountain Brook which voted against their own party to eschew the child molester.
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Ginger Buck You could have been one of those boys - one of those old south boys who now inhabit Mountain Brook. But you chose a different path. Maybe that's what that pass you let go by is. It would have cost too much of yourself to try to catch it.
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Lissa Jay Ginger, there is no man blinder than one who will not see.
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Sloan Bashinsky Ginger Buck Actually, I was one of those Old South boys who inhabited Mt. Brook, but life brought bumps and my views changed (understatement). I was not on the Florida State team in that dream game. I was on the team playing against Florida State. My old friend, the KA quarterback, was not an Old South guy. We had plenty of them in the fraternity, far more retro than I was, to the point they pissed me off at times and I let them know it. We also had quite a few members from above the Mason-Dixon line, including New England. The secret initiation of KA is modeled after the Holy Grail tradition, nothing whatsoever to do with the Old South. That's something perhaps KA should make publicly known. It's something I reminded a bunch of my old KA brothers in a Facebook thread several years ago, and some of them didn't like it, although one of them wrote in that what I had said was true.
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Sloan Bashinsky Ginger Buck I think the pass I missed maybe was I was not fully on board with Alabama deserving to be in the BSC final 4, maybe because I was not thinking about the Florida State Jameis Winston karma still playing out for the Alabama football team, which, yeah, Roy Moore represents in my opinion.
Steve Gregory Some of you have started drinking way too early, and on Sunday at that.
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Ginger Buck Its the communion wine.
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Sloan Bashinsky Hard to for me to imagine Jesus wanted Roy Moore to win.
Sam Heldman for Auburn?
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Ginger Buck Well, I suppose Auburn could claim one via the transitive theory if we win one, since they beat us. I will say that since they rolled the trees at Toomer's Corner to celebrate the Doug Jones victory, I will root for them in their bowl game.
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Kip Tyner Never haha
Patricia Monahan Patterson When is the game scheduled, Ginger?
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Ginger Buck The first playoff game that Alabama plays is against Clemson on New Years day. The winner of that game plays the winner of the Georgia Oklahoma game.
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Ginger Buck Our first game is in New Orleans, which makes it almost like a home game for us. That train leaving from Birmingham and Tuscaloosa for New Orleans will be packed out with Alabama fans going to the game. Everyone else will drive. Clemson fans would have to fly to get there.
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Patricia Monahan Patterson What do New Orleaners call Alabama fans? 😁
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Steve Gregory Ginger Buck See what I mean about the drinking? I think they have roads and cars in South Carolina, don’t they?
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Ginger Buck Patricia - I think they call us "money fueling the New Orleans economy." Seriously, I have a number of Tuscaloosa friends who own a second home in New Orleans.
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Ginger Buck Steve Gregory Clemson to New Orleans is a loooong road trip. I'm sure they have fans who will make the trip. But its a whole lot harder for them than for those of us who can leave town at breakfast and be there in time for a late lunch.
Anne R. Gibbons Has anyone mentioned that he is a state employee? Are they allowed to express political preferences?
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Joanna Jacobs I'm a state employee too. I have never heard any rule that Nick and I are not allowed to express political opinions. I have occasionally refrained, voluntarily, from expressing political opinions in the workplace for reasons of peacekeeping and social nicety, but do you really think there might be an injunction of some kind against it?
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Ginger Buck The law used to prohibit state employees from being involved in politics. It was actually for their protection, because sometimes they were being forced to campaign for people. But now § 17-1-4 provides they have the same right to be involved in politics as other people.
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Anne R. Gibbons I don't know. I was just trying to give him an excuse for not speaking up?
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Anne R. Gibbons Ginger Buck, thank you. You are a fount of knowledge on everything Alabama.
Ginger Buck Just gonna bump this back up here......
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Sloan Bashinsky What a w-i-l-d game. Starting with President Very Stable Genius parading onto the field before the opening kick-off. Georgia dominated the 1st half with help from an Alabama sputtering offense, penalties and a missed chip shot field goal, after a penalty had erased a made chip shot field goal. Walking to the bathroom in Jack Flats sports bar in Key West after the 1st half had ended, I said out loud to Nick Saban, "Put your freshman quarterback in the game." Dang, if Saban didn't do it. Dang, if I then didn't start wondering, as the tide, and the Tide, changed, if you were right, Ginger? If God wanted Alabama to win, because it elected Doug Jones instead of President Very Stable Genius' painted pony candidate, known in an earlier time as "Fruit Salad". Then, dang, Alabama missed a 2nd chip shot field goal at the very end of the game, to put the game into overtime. What kind of voodoo was working against that poor field goal kicker and Alabama? Who'd have thought, after that huge loss of yards when the Tide then sacked Georgia's stellar freshman quarterback, that the dawgs' place kicker would drill a 52-yard overtime field goal with about 10 yards to spare right through the middle of the uprights? Who'd have thought Alabama's freshman quarterback then would get sacked bad, putting the Tide out of field goal range. And then the old Alabama voodoo that we have come to love so well kicked in on the next play, a starry, starry night pass for 6, and that was all she wrote. For Georgia. For all the naysayers. Alabama beat Clemson. Then Georgia. Stars fell on Alabama last night. And on December 12, when Doug Jones beat Roy Moore. Both at the polls and in the courts. Your "amicus curiae" legal brief was splendid. I bet my and Fruit Salad's old criminal law professor, Clinton McGee, is chuckling. I wonder if you had another Roy Moore loves you dream? I wonder how the bookies are doing today? I think Alabama was a 5 point favorite.
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Lissa Jay Especially to those of us who believe in the power of mojo candles, buttermilk pies, and double or triple rabbits. And besides, Georgia had our football. No call for that.
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Sloan Bashinsky This Facebook thread ought to be inducted into the Alabama football and politics Hall of Fame.
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In this Alabama ex-pat's life, 2017 was when I reconnected with my daughters Nelle and Alice, and their mother, Dianne, and their families, and with my brother's daughter, Sloan, and with some Alabama friends, all whom I had not seen in a l-o-n-g time.

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5 comments:

  1. I fell asleep at the 9.41 mark and quit poking my Voodoo doll. Think on that?

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  2. Fist thing that pops into my head is, God put you to sleep, but your voodoo doll didn't give up, so God make a miracle pass in overtime, when it was Georgia 23, and Alabama 20, and then it was Alabama 26, Georgia 23, and that was it. 26 is the sacred number for God.

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  3. From your lips in the crapper to Saban's ears on the frosh QB, Sloan. Fine discussion on politics and the divine re Bama football.

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  4. Imagine my seeing the freshman QB take the field after Alabama received the 2nd half opening kickoff. I had been thinking of leaving Jack Flats, because of how wretched Alabama's offense had played in the 1st half. The frosh QB didn't do much the first possession and Bama punted. After that, the Tide offense perked up. It sure looked to me the players were energized by him, both on offense and defense. The 1st string QB standing on the sidelines seemed really glad his backup was leading the comeback. After the game, when he was interviewed on TV, the 1st string QB said he was really happy for his backup, and he had dreamed of this moment, winning the championship. He lost it on the last play of the game last year, to Clemson - another shootout, as was the Alabama-Clemson final the year before. 3 straight years, the Tide gave the national TV audience a hell of a championship game. And won it twice. From my mouth in the crapper into Nick Saban's ears. That's a howl. I had thought for some time this year that the freshman QB might be the better. He had not played much this year. I kept thinking Saban should design an offense with both of them on the field at the same time.

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  5. Paul Finebaum said on this TV sports show last night that he had never in his life seen a game anything like the Alabama-Georgia game. I though, yeah, maybe that's because there were players on the field he could not see :-).

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