Year after year, faithful collegiate football fans gather around the tailgate of their cars in parking lots around the nation and cook mediocre meals that taste delicious at the time because they share it with their fellow fans and season ticket holders. They all live different lives, but on Saturday, every weekend, they are the same, crazed fans that keep coming back to see their favorite team or Alma matter finish the day with a victory and so they can add one more to the win column of their record. Hopefully, they do not have to experience a loss and this year’s team goes undefeated, with a shot to play in the national championship and prove to the country, in one game, that they are the best college football team in America. January 2, 2009, No. 6, Utah prepares for the final game of their season. For seniors and a handful of juniors, this is their last collegiate football ever game so they are going to make the best of it. They have been perfect this season, undefeated. For some odd reason, they are the underdogs, but they have something to say about it. January 2, 2009, No. 4, Alabama prepares for the final game of their season like many other BCS conference teams. They too have players that will be playing their last game today. This season, they have been near perfect, finishing the regular season with just one loss. They are expected to win the game, as No. 4 is a better ranking than No. 6. After the game, Red and White confetti fills the air. But, is it for Alabama or Utah? Of course it is for Utah, fulfilling a true underdog story. The game wasn’t even close. The Utes’ dominated Bama 31-17 and became the first non-BCS team to win two BCS bowl games. The red and white colors in the air disappoint the Crimson Tide fans and teammates alike because it is not their own. Their season ends in unexpected disappointment. Alabama anticipated a win as they are in the more prestigious conference, the SEC, along with Florida and other...
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