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 CNN.com 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.