this week against the Mighty Tide. There’s no regular season game on the schedule I want to win more than this one. It’s been a long 10 years living here in Tuscaloosa since we beat them last.
P.S. The talk of the town here in Tuscaloosa is all about the game next weekend with Tennessee. About the possibilities of both teams being undefeated (personally I think A&M will beat the Vols handily this Saturday before they ever get to the Tide). But it’s a foregone conclusion here that Bama will be undefeated when they play Tennessee. I’m hoping their team might be looking past Fayetteville to Knoxville. I know Saban won’t be looking ahead, but maybe, just maybe, his players will be.
Lots of sportswriters don’t seem to understand the point spread, one Arkansas writer asks how Alabama could be a 14 point favorite when they only won by 13 last year in Tuscaloosa and by 1 two years ago at Razorback Stadium? The short answer is the oddsmaker thinks 14 is the number to divide the money, he is perfectly happy getting equal action on both sides. So the oddsmaker is also handicapping the betting public, where he thinks the money will go. Alabama of course, is one of the top public teams for betting in college football. Very hard to get value betting on the Crimson Tide.