The University of Alabama Crimson Tide won their 13th National Championship football title last night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California by defeating the University of Texas Longhorns. I know why they won.
The University of Alabama has an excellent football program. Coach Nick Saban is intelligent, experienced, a good recruiter, and a good motivator. The team includes some of the best players in college football, many of whom will go on to play professional football after college. There are numerous stars among them as well as players that haven’t received the credit they might have if folks weren’t talking about the stars so much.
The University of Texas also has an excellent football program. They have a good coach and some very good players. Their star quarterback suffered an injury early in the game and a freshman quarterback was called upon to replace him. After a period of nervousness, he rose to the occasion and played very well.
It ended up being a very close game, a real nail-biter. So why did the Crimson Tide win?
Chocolate donuts, that’s why.
My wife and I are fans of the Tide. We don’t attend many games, but we’re always tuned in to the games on TV. We arrange for tasty snacks to accompany our TV viewing, and it has become our tradition to eat chocolate donuts during the games.
Some people have lucky shirts they wear or other things they do to bring luck during games. Cindy and I eat donuts. We’ve been doing it for a couple of years now. We joke about how the team needs a little help, so we must eat another donut. I really thought it was just a handy excuse to enjoy a beloved food until recently.
As we were making our preparations for the game Cindy said, “We’ve got to have donuts. You know we didn’t have donuts for the last two games of the season last year and look what happened.”
That’s when it hit me. That’s when I understood the power we held. The Crimson Tide lost their last two games last year.
Needless to say, I stocked up on donuts and we ate them dutifully during the game.
We’re glad to do our part for the Crimson Tide. Roll Tide!!!