If you are not from Alabama, it is hard to explain, but the best team does not always win this game. Players find ways to play above their talent level for this game because it is not just about football in the Iron Bowl.
The losing team will be mocked and ridiculed for the next 365 days. You can become the hero of your fan base or ruin your legacy for ever—it means that much.
Some players can handle the pressure, others fold under the heat of the Iron Bowl competition. Recruiting stars and team records will become irrelevant when the opening kickoff takes place in the 2011 Iron Bowl.
However, here are some matchups to look for.