It is less than three weeks until the opening of the 2012 college football season. As the Alabama Crimson Tide gear up to defend their BCS national title, their fans eagerly await delivery of their season ticket packages, scheduled for later this week.
A much more exciting delivery than the day that new phone books arrive, members of Alabama's Tide Pride membership clubs are literally counting the minutes until the package is delivered to their door, scouring message boards looking for the first confirmed receipt.
While waiting, plans are being made for game-day get-togethers. Old football friends are contacted, menus are planned and tailgating preparations are confirmed. This will not speed up delivery, but it does tend to take the edge off, if only for a short while.
As if there were a need to make this week even more exciting for 'Bama fans, it seems like an appropriate time to go over a few things we look forward to seeing in T-Town once again this season when the Tide roll back into Bryant-Denney Stadium.