After A Tumultuous 2020, The World Needs A Return To Normalcy
In difficult times, it is always comforting to find something that is right in the world. That at least a few things are where they belong and that not everything is in chaos.
That is certainly the case this year, a year like none other in our lifetimes. The coronavirus pandemic has turned the planet upside down and if there’s one thing we need right now it’s something normal in this abnormal year.
That is why everyone except maybe Auburn (and Tennessee, LSU and a few other) fans should root for the University of Alabama to win college football’s National Championship.
This is something we’re used to seeing; it’s recognizable. Reassuring. This familiarity makes us say things like “well things can’t be too bad. Alabama just won the National Championship again.”
You see, Alabama has been winning National Championships since people were dancing the Charleston and going to speakeasies to get their booze. It won them when the players wore crewcuts and played both offense and defense. It won them when disco was king.
It got its Crimson Tide nickname by winning one.
And it has won five in the past 11 seasons. But not since 2017.
So this year must have been building for the past couple of years. Clemson won the title in 2018 and LSU the next. Heck, the Bayou Tigers even had a quarterback. That should have been a signal to us that things were going to be off in 2020.
In other sports, the Dodgers won the World Series. That hasn’t happened in more than 30 years. Tampa, a city where the only ice is found in boat drinks, won a hockey title. And it got Tom Brady.
It is time to return to normal.
And that means Alabama winning the National Championship.