Alabama Football fell for the second time this season on the road in Jordan-Hare stadium to in-state rival, the Auburn Tigers. This was their second regular season loss, something that has not happened since 2010. Let’s take a look at everything that has changed in the world since.
1. The 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th iPhones were released.
The last time Alabama Football lost more than one regular season game in 2010, the world raced to Apple for the newly redesigned iPhone 4. The redesigned structure brought droves of people to wait in line for hours awaiting the new release. Since then, we’ve nearly doubled the size of the phones and their capabilities making it even easier to look up how few championships Auburn has.
2. We introduced two new personal assistants into our lives: Siri and Alexa.
In 2011, Apple introduced Siri. In 2011, Amazon first pitched the idea of a new personal assistant named Alexa. By 2014, Alexa became mainstream as well. The last time Alabama Football had two regular season losses, you weren’t able to ask Siri the score of the game or have Alexa play music to drown out your tears.
3. We left match based dating sites behind and started swiping right instead.
In 2010, the only online dating market was match.com and the like. Since 2010, society has changed from matching online with strangers to swiping right on dating apps like Tinder instead. It’s even easier to swipe left on the first sign of an Auburn fan now.
4. Instagram and Snapchat took over social media.
In 2010, young people stayed in touch on Facebook and MySpace. When Instagram debuted in 2010 and Snapchat followed shortly after in 2011, young people left Facebook behind for the new photo-sharing social media apps. Social media has since taken over our lives and has become the number one spot for Alabama Football trash talking.
5. Alabama Football added four more National Championships.
2010 was a tough year for the Crimson Tide falling three times to South Carolina, LSU, and Auburn. This was the last year the Tide lost to both LSU (24-21) and Auburn (28-27) in the same season with both being under 5 points… oddly similar to the 2019 season. The Alabama Football team went on to win both the 2011 and 2012 National Championships. The 2015 and 2017 National Championship seasons followed.
If history is any indication of the future, the Crimson Tide will come back from this season even stronger. Nick Saban is still the GOAT, and he has not lost his touch. Even the greatest of all time could not overcome the number of injuries that plagued the Alabama Football team this season.
It is not time to panic. The sky is not falling. The dynasty is not over. Have some faith, and let’s look ahead to next season. Maybe another back to back championship season is coming.