Of course we would move to Kansas the year Alabama finally wins the National Championship. I lived there during the Francione/Price/Shula years where the only bumper stickers I would see were, "Fear the Thumb." (Shuddering silently in horror.)
So after we won I was looking everywhere for some rockin' apparel. But there was none to be had. Apparently nobody in Kansas gave a flip about our BCS success. All I could find were Rock Chalk Jayhawk shirts, a few K State caps, and one or two Mizzou dog collars. I even wore my Alabama hat around town for a week straight and I didn't get one single, "Roll Tide." In fact, all I got was a nod in understanding from an elderly man in the grocery store.
So I was thrilled when a few days after the game my parents sent me a houndstooth scarf and 2 national championship shirts. How awesome are they? And then I opened my front door a few days ago and two dear friends from Montgomery sent National Champs gear for the whole family!
Thanks for making the Kansas contingency of 'Bama nation feel a little closer to home. We really appreciate being remembered. I might just cheer for KU basketball now. That's how generous I am feeling.
The ghosts that haunt us
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