We’re a few days removed from Alabama’s unlikely loss to Auburn, and the sting – while never going away completely – is ebbing the slightest bit. They say that comedy = tragedy + time, so we’ve found a couple items that prove not only can you laugh at anything, but that the Iron Bowl upset and Crimson Tide football are truly a national event.
Above is a clever take on the final play of the game, as called by maybe the most in-denial Alabama broadcaster.
And none other than The Onion, which bills itself (with tongue firmly planted in cheek) as ‘America’s Finest News Source, notes how Alabama fans are trying anything possible to get over the sting of defeat:
TUSCALOOSA, AL—Vaguely claiming they had “some stuff to do on Saturday,” every single person at the University of Alabama reportedly missed this past weekend’s stunning Iron Bowl loss to Auburn, sources confirmed Tuesday. “Oh, yeah, I was really busy that afternoon, so I wasn’t able to catch the game,” said 21-year-old junior Craig Hopkins, who, along with every other Crimson Tide student, professor, administrator, and alumnus, was reportedly “out at this place” while the game was on and couldn’t get to a television. “I wish I could have watched it, but it’s not that big of a deal anyway. You know, it’s actually a much bigger game for Auburn than it is for us. But I’ll, uh, definitely check out the highlights later when I’m not so swamped.” The entire population of Tuscaloosa later repeatedly stressed to reporters that they still have the game on DVR and don’t want to talk about what happened before they watch it.