Bama fans looking for a win Monday

Published 2:00am Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Monday evening football game on television has a community — and a country — in an uproar as people prepare for the BCS National Championship game from Miami.
Whether hosting or attending a party with friends, or spending the evening at home with family, fans of Alabama’s Crimson Tide and Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish are all pulling for a win.
Many of the fans who responded on The Brewton Standard Facebook page are cheering for the crimson and white this week — but not all.
Terry Moody may live in Alabama, but her heart — and her sons — are behind Notre Dame.
“(I have) two sons who attended Notre Dame so I may be the only person in Brewton pulling for the Irish,” Moody said. “But I will be rattling my beads so that they win. Let’s just hope that everyone plays fair.”
Throughout the year, Auburn and Alabama fans have found themselves at odds. But as the Tide fights for their 15th national championship, some Eagle feathers are changing colors.
“Auburn fan here, in a house divided,” Debi McGowin said. “But I’m going with a Roll Tide!”
McGowin’s sentiments have been echoed by a handful of Auburn fans who have vowed to pull for the Tide. Chad Emmons and Robert Nettles are along for the ride pulling for their cross-state rival in Monday night’s game.
“I am a true blue Auburn fan but I wish Bama would crush Notre Dame,” Nettles said. “Notre Dame has been over-ranked for the past thirty years. However, I predict it will be close. Probably a field goal decides it.”
Some Auburn fans are so devout, they are hoping the Irish of Notre Dame defeat Alabama in the match up.
Rebecca Taylor may have summed up the feelings of many Auburn fans when she proclaimed, “go Irish” as her cheer of choice.
“I’m a die hard Auburn fan,” Marvin Henry said. “Let’s go Fighting Irish.”
Even in a game that has a team named for the state, Alabama fans may see further opposition from fans across the area.
“I don’t personally care about the Alabama — Notre Dame game,” Marvin Phillips said. “I’m a Longhorns fan. But, if I have to choose, I would love to see the Fighting Irish whoop Alabama all over Miami.”
With more than 40 comments on The Brewton Standard’s Facebook page, Alabama seems to be the clear favorite for fans around the Brewton area.
Ray Stewart may have asked the best question for anyone residing in the state and anticipating Monday’s game. “You mean you’re in Alabama and you’re asking me that question?” Stewart asked. “Roll Tide!”

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