WSFA 12 News is teaming with our Raycom sister station KLTV in Tyler, Texas to debate the biggest 11 points entering the BCS Championship game on January 7th...and each day, we will present a new debate point.
WSFA 12 News/Alabama is represented by Sports Director Jeff Shearer. KLTV/Texas is represented by Sports Director Ryan Peterson.
Ryan says… When you go to a Texas Longhorns football game, it's an all day affair. Eyes to Eyes, as students and fans sing "The Eyes of Texas" before the game. Fans finish the game with the UT fight song. Everyone wears burnt orange, and there's not an empty seat in the house. The loyalty isn't just in the stadium. You can find a Texas fan almost anywhere. Longhorn alumni scatter across the country.
Jeff says... So we're in the middle of the Great Recession, but you'd never know it by going to a Bama football game. Times are tough, but Alabama fans will cut other things out of the budget before they'll stop supporting the Tide. Just wait till you see how many are making their way to Southern California.