Hopefully I’ll find the time to work on a couple more desktop backgrounds celebrating Alabama’s historic 2009 campaign, so check back every now and then for those. I wish I had the time to regularly post my thoughts on current events and other sporting topics, but between school and work I just don’t have free time anymore. I’ll do my best to post every now and then though. Roll Tide!
Here’s a wallpaper I made in honor of Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy winner – Mark Ingram. I don’t care what some people say, Ingram deserved it. The kid practically carried the team on his back during McElroy’s rough stretch in the middle of the season, and he gained more than half of his yards AFTER contact…that’s insane
- Mark’s stats
- Highlight Reel (first half of the season)
- Highlight Reel (second half of the season) – Look for the chest bump with Saban at the end of this one – gotta love it!
Here’s the wallpaper:
Sorry it took me so long to get this up – I knocked my finals out and finally got Photoshop for the new laptop – so here’s the wallpaper updated for the SEC Championship:
I’m sure you’ve all read plenty of reviews about Alabama’s romping of Florida by now so I won’t bore you with my own, but here’s a sweet highlight video from the game.
Sorry I haven’t been able to put up a new wallpaper in awhile. I’ve been swamped with finals, and on top of that my laptop died on me. I have a nice, new Sony Vaio now, but I don’t have photoshop yet. So I promise there will be a SEC Championship wallpaper as soon as possible. I’ll probably do one for Mark Ingram’s historic Heisman victory also.
Was that a classic Iron Bowl or what??
And it came at exactly the right time for the Crimson Tide. This game served as one heck of a wake up call and showed the Tide that they can’t expect to win simply by showing up. Alabama seemed to walk into the center of the ring expecting the Tigers to hit the deck after the first punch, but instead the #2 team in the nation was knocked flat on its back by a quick punch to the gut followed by a dizzying uppercut to the jaw.
But this Crimson Tide team showed its championship caliber by rising from the floor and grinding out a victory against a truly inspired team in an extremely hostile environment. That experience of getting behind early, coming back to keep the score close, and then finishing it off with a game-winning drive might just prove to be the last piece of the puzzle that this team needed…
Alabama has won with offense. They’ve won with defense and special teams. They’ve won with the running back. They’ve won with the quarterback. They’ve won with big plays. They’ve won with lots of small plays. They’ve had a game-winning drive. They’ve had a game-winning block. They’ve won when everything went right. They’ve won when everything went wrong. One thing is for sure about this Alabama team: they know how to win.
Coach Nick Saban was able to get 77 different players onto the field in Alabama’s 45-0 romp of Chattanooga on Senior Night. The starters did their job and jumped out to an early and demoralizing lead, which allowed the backups and the rest of the seniors to get onto the field. The defense only allowed a total of 84 yards and three different seniors were able to pick off passes (Cory Reamer, Justin Woodall and Javier Arenas). Mark Ingram racked up 102 yards and 2 TDs on only 11 carries and then hit the bench for the rest of the game about 5 minutes into the second quarter.
Javier Arenas had a special final game in Bryant-Denny: he broke up broke up 3 passes, had 3 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, an interception, and a punt return for a touchdown. As if that wasn’t enough, that return for a touchdown was his 7th – which is a new SEC record. He also gained ground on the SEC and NCAA records for career punt return yards. He needs 32 more yards to get the SEC record and a little over 100 to reach the NCAA record – and with 3 games left, this record is definitely within his reach.
My bad guys…school has been kicking my butt lately. Sorry I’m so late with this week’s wallpaper, but better late than never I suppose, eh?
Now, was that a fun game to watch or what?! Ingram ran wild, McElroy found his early season form, and the defense played as dominating as ever. I’m sure most of you have already read a few different post-game reviews by now so I won’t bother with doing a late one, but here’s some quick stats:
- Ingram ran for 149 yards and 2 TDs on just 19 carries…that’s 7.8 yards per carry! Be sure to vote Ingram for Heisman! (The winner of this poll gets a real Heisman vote from ESPN)
- McElroy was a very satisfying 13 of 18 for 192 yards and 2 TD passes. If he can continue to play as smart, efficient, and confident as he did against MSU – the Tide stands a very good chance to finish this season undefeated.
- Julio had 4 receptions for 66 yards and 1 TD and Hanks had 3 receptions for 59 yards and a TD.
- The Tide had two 1-play TD drives – a 48-yard TD pass to Julio and a 73-yard TD run for Mr. Mark Ingram.
- The offense totaled 444 yards and the defense only gave up 213 yards…that’s domination.