Alabama Time Machine: 1984

Posted by Walter Kirkwood on August-6-2009 Add Comments

The feelings you get at the start of a new football season is very hard to explain to "non football" people. To me its a bit like being a teenager and you've finally got a date with that girl you've had your eye on for so long. All the hope and promise in the world ahead. Sometimes it went well for a while, sometimes it failed right out of the gate.  But always exciting and the anticipation was what made it special.

The fall of 1984 was like that for me, but this particular year was different. This was the fall of my freshman year at the University of Alabama. It was a year of fast and furious change in my life. I was still 17 when I started in Tuscaloosa. I began the year as a high school senior and playing football ...

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