Just over 24 hours. Chris Fowler is imagining the scene in the Georgia Super Dome:
I am closing my eyes and picturing the scene inside the Georgia Dome at 4 ET Saturday afternoon.
There's the clash of colors -- a lot of orange and blue, even more crimson -- and the steady, building buzz. There's the very palpable sense that something special is about to happen. Then it's all punctuated by the deafening roar when No. 4 Florida and No. 1 Alabama hit the field.
The thrill of that big-game buzz just before the opening kickoff collisions begin is a huge reason we are college football fans.
Fowler doubts the game itself can live up to the hype and he's probably right:
Will the game equal the hype? Probably not. After all, this one is pretty far off the charts: a de facto national title semifinal and the SEC championship. Just the latter would be enough to have the Dome vibrating at high frequency.
Not a whole lot of folks - outside of Alabama - are giving the Number 1 Crimson Tide a chance in the game. That will just make the victory so much sweeter...
Later Gators! Roll Tide!
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