Last year, when Columbia, South Carolina was devastated by flooding, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks came to Baton Rouge to play the LSU Tigers. The Tiger Marching Band honored them in Tiger Stadium by playing their alma mater:
Now look at what the Gamecocks have done for us in Baton Rouge, to show solidarity. It’s the LSU alma mater:
You won’t get people in Baton Rouge to agree on Hillary or Trump, but you will get them to agree that University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban — who used to coach at LSU — is the Voldemort of the SEC. LSU and Alabama are archrivals. But Saban and Alabama are coming together to help us:
“When natural disasters occur, like the catastrophic flooding in South Louisiana, football and rivalries take a back seat to providing help to those in need,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “So many people came to the aid of the Tuscaloosa community following the tornado, we wanted to try and do something to give back to those who have lost so much in Louisiana. I’m very proud of our players and our organization for wanting to step up and help.”
Alabama football’s equipment truck that travels with the team throughout the season will be at several locations from Saturday, August 20, through Tuesday, August, 23.
God bless that man. I heard from an Alabama reader today who is headed down tomorrow to put supplies on the truck.
This is why a couple of years ago, when my son Lucas and I were watching on TV the national championship football game between Alabama and Notre Dame, he didn’t understand why I told him we were cheering for Alabama. Don’t we hate Alabama? he asked, reasonably.
“Son, we always cheer for the SEC team,” I said.
By the way, a local guy, Corey Michael Schneider, designed this logo, put it on t-shirts, and was selling them for flood relief fundraising today in Baton Rouge. If I can find a link to a site where you can buy them, I’ll post it. Great image, though: