TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — It was a tough weekend of big losses for football fans in our state.
The Auburn Tigers lost 21-45 against LSU on the road, and the Alabama Crimson Tide lost at home to Ole Miss, 43-37.
The loss meant the end to an impressive winning streak for Alabama. Up until Saturday, Alabama had won 17 home games in a row. It was the longest at-home winning streak in the country.
It’s easy to understand why some Tide fans are taking the loss pretty hard.
WIAT 42 News stopped by Rama Jama’s in Tuscaloosa to find Tide fans from near and far. We found one fan from very, very far away in Daniel Lorne.
“I’m from a town called Norwich which is about 150 miles northeast of London, England,” Daniel Lorne said.
Daniel Lorne has never lived in Alabama–or the United States for that matter–but he says he fell for the Crimson Tide after one trip to the state. He is actually here on a three week vacation to see the University of Alabama play three football games.
The Ole Miss game was his second game to watch.
“Rollercoaster doesn’t even begin to describe it. When we got the ball back with 3 minutes to play my heart was just beating out of my chest absolutely,” Lorne said.
The Alabama vs. Ole Miss game was a popular topic of discussion over at WJOX – FM. The hosts of the Roundtable took call after call from listeners who wanted to talk Alabama football.
“The bad news is we’re going to lose 3 or 4 more games,” one listener called in to say.
“Starting Cooper Bateman and the offensive play call was just baffling most of the time,” another said.
Roundtable co-host Lance Taylor said this was a game Alabama needed to win, but also told fans that it was too soon to make predictions.
“Don’t panic, there will be one undefeated team out there probably in Ohio State. In the SEC, 10 and 2 probably wins the conference so there will be an opportunity out there for Alabama,” Taylor said.
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