For years, a few University of Alabama partisans have referred to Auburn as “West Georgia,” partly because Auburn is just a few miles from the Peach State and partly because Auburn has had so many students from Georgia, presumably, it was joked, because UGA and Georgia Tech wouldn’t take marginal students. Yuk-yuk.
On a normal fall Saturday, I will watch Alabama’s football team play a game. I will see television coverage – mostly snippets, almost never as much as an uninterrupted quarter – of another game or two. This weekend, though, the Crimson Tide did not play a game, and with nifty performance on the channel changer, I was witness to the better part of six college football games.