BCS Madness sent the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, into a madness of its own as two of the three teams ahead of the Crimson Tide in the BCS standings, Oregon and Kansas State, suffered upset losses.
The reaction was filled with enthusiasm, to say the least (video below), but the reaction for the members of the team was less-than-exciting.
“I had just woke up in my dorm room,” offensive lineman Chance Warmack said. “Somebody was like, ‘Hey, turn on the television.’ I was like, ‘Oh, for real?’ So I clicked on and watched it.”
Running back Eddie Lacy didn’t even watch the chaos begin.
“My brothers told me, and obviously social media networks kind of blew up, too,” he said.
Some made the effort to seek out the games, though.
“I’m a fan of football. I like to watch it,” safety Robert Lester said.
Whether the attention was on the games or not, all attention has now turned to the games separating the Tide from another chance at a national championship.
“The only thing we need to worry about right now is to play our football and not worry about what’s going on outside Alabama and handle it the way we need to handle it,” Lester said.
Lacy added, “You just have to focus on what you have in front of you right now, because if you don’t, most likely the opportunity you have, you might not be able to get to it because you’re thinking ahead and not on what you need to accomplish.”
Here is a video of the fanbase reacting to the upset victories that set Oregon and Kansas State back in the BCS standings, plus a cameo from Alabama center Barrett Jones at the 1:43 mark.