Touchdown for Me
by Debra H. Goldstein

Yay! The election news is over. The hullabaloo of our local Alabama news cycle has quieted. The constant political ads for Doug Jones and Tommy Tuberville have ceased. Now, it is time to get back to what really matters in Alabama. College football.

We all want to know whether Alabama (University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa) or Auburn (Auburn University) will a) win their grudge match Thanksgiving weekend game; b) make the final four; and c) be the national champion. These are the things the college football diehards are worried about. I’m not.

Three Treats Too ManyDon’t get me wrong, I want to know these things, but only in the same passing way I want keep track of the news of the day. I like the fact that while the game of the week is on, I can easily go shopping because no one is in the stores. It also is a guaranteed time for me to write. Other than a cheer or shout of dismay from where my husband sits glued to the television set, there is nothing to distract me from writing. That quiet time is almost, but not always, better than taking advantage of shopping the stores.

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