Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Hangover: Western Carolina

When I woke up this morning in a hotel in Montgomery, Mrs. Nasty informed me that both Oregon and K State lost last night. 

That makes yesterday's victory all the more sweet. 

If you've been following my Sunday Hangover posts, you knew the Nasty family trekked down to TTown to watch the Crimson Tide play the mighty Catamounts of Western Carolina.

It was a good time. Even though are seats were in upper reaches of the north end zone, we could still see the game pretty well, and we hadn't been at the Capstone since '02. Pictures were taken with the Bryant and Saban statues. Memories were brought up. Roll Tides were voiced. 

The only major downer to the trip was seeing the Cedar Crest neighborhood where our old apartment once stood. Even though it's been approximately a year and a half since the tornado, that area is still mostly a blank slate. We drove there to survey it, and the sight was sobering. 

Next up is the Iron Bowl, Auburn's season this year. If the Tide wins, they win the West. One game at a damn time. 

5 comments:

Fozzie said...

That carpetbagger Saban has a statue? I really don't understand SEC football.

Quintilian B. Nasty said...

All the coaches who have won national championships have one: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Paul Bryant, Gene Stallings, and Nick Saban.

All the statues weren't there when we lived there. It's a new addition when they expanded the north end zone to have an upper deck.

If you're interested because you like him so much and if you have a Twitter account, you can follow "Nick Saban's Statue" at @SabansStatue.

#BronzeBalls

Quintilian B. Nasty said...

One point I forgot to make was my disappointment in Kenyan Drake, the third string running back, not playing in the game. Apparently, he was late to a meeting this past week and was suspended for the game. I suspect he's going to watch the time more carefully from now on.

TGD said...

"where are old apartment" C'mon Professor.

Quintilian B. Nasty said...

Zoinks. Posting tired will do that.