That Championship Season

It doesn’t help when I don’t read the Sunday paper or turn on the TV beyond an episode of “Nip/Tuck.” I’m just now at this late date finding out that Alabama running back Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy Saturday night, becoming the first Crimson Tide player in the history of the storied program to attain the highest college football honor.

From the report:

“Alabama has won outright or shared 10 national championships dating back to 1925, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Web site, but before Saturday no Crimson Tide player had ever won the sport’s most prestigious individual award.”

What a remarkable year for my favorite college football team, and a marvelous achievement for one of its key players. I’m just blown away.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."