Well football fans, the Tide is going to the National Championship.
Only diamond ear rings the size of my eyeballs would get me more excited.
Alabama has rabid fans everywhere. And no one, nowhere, nohow, can out cheer the Japanese. One of my friends from home (Thanks MP!) posted this to my Facebook page.
Let me set the stage.
The video starts with video of the crowd at an unknown sporting event. Everyone is using something with which to make a sound which will drown out the one their neighbor is making. Kazoos, bamboozles, pom pa dom toodles, and a tom tom or two are blasted at a high decibel level as the crowd cheers- or harasses- their favorite team.
Then, at 1:02, the band breaks in to a rousing rendition of the Alabama fight song. It made me want to run through the crowd in my Alabama cheer leading outfit high fiving and fist bumping. (I can`t lie- My cheer leading outfit in college consisted mainly of outfitting myself with cigarettes and a hot bourbon and coke. I guess that`s why I so enjoy a Japanese baseball game- the liquor and food are free-flowing. But that`s a story for later)
So- without further adieu- here it is.
ROLL TIDE ya`ll!
Made me feel at home – 7,000 miles away from it.
Thanks MP and her Dad!