I might not even watch this year. What a flippin' SHAM of an event. If the same Alabama team were in any other conference, they would not play in this game. They are undoubtedly a good team--but the biggest reason they're in this game is that they're in the SEC. And if anyone's paid any attention to the SEC this year, 2011 is not one of the best vintages.
It makes me sick. OSU is a very, very deserving team. Aside from sportswriters' misguided opinions as to who's a better team in actuality, WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD WANT TO SEE THIS SAME MATCHUP AGAIN????? This will be almost as bad as the Park Cities Holiday Open House that I went on today.
Why Colonel Sartoris?
Allow me to explain the puzzling title. Colonel Sartoris is William Faulkner's greatest character. He exemplifies those values that his society cherishes, namely tradition, patriarchy, courtliness, and courage. Though modernity's slow march tries to strip him of these things, Sartoris continues to live as he always has, knowing that "the past is never dead. It's not even past." He seeks order in the honorable folkways and mores of his forbears. Let us not forget his example.