It’s game day once again and the stakes are raised. Alabama and Kentucky are both warming up 45 minutes before tipoff in the Georgia Dome with a spot in the SEC tournament finals on the line. A bid in the NCAA tournament could also hang in the balance.
As expected, Cat fans are dominating the seating bowl. There were a hundred or so waiting outside the gate 45 minutes before they opened 20 minutes ago.
Everyone appears healthy for Alabama.
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It’s a question I ask myself every time I see a basketball game played in a dome. Since the playing floor is typically located in the end zone of the football field, half of the Georgia Dome is closed off with a curtain hiding the unused portion.
So what goes on back there? The Daily Bama Blog reveals the secret. Relating this to football, the area pictured below was the end zone Alabama fans inhabited at the 2009 SEC football championship game with Florida.
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From the football press box.
There was a band running through a wedding reception playlist.
The crowd is filtering into Coleman Coliseum. Alternating sections have either red or white t-shirts to support the effort to make this place look really cool on ESPN. I watched a lady in a white t-shirt zone pocket the freebie in favor of her crimson jacket.
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There hasn’t been anything close to a sellout this season for a home Alabama basketball game.
Tuesday’s Kentucky game is the only one that could come anywhere close to filling Coleman Coliseum. According to a release from the school, there are 2,300 seats still available for the 8 p.m. Central tip-off with the No. 13 Wildcats.
The release also said 10,000 t-shirts were donated by an oil company that I won’t give free publicity in this space but is not famous for polluting the Gulf of Mexico. They will help support the effort mentioned in the previous blog posting.
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