As an Alabama alum, I'm still interested in what is going on with the institution.
First, I must say that I enjoyed the Tide's win over Texas A & M yesterday hugely. I notice that the story line emphasized by the sportswriters is Saban winning out over Manziel. Talk about oversimplification! Oh well, there are not great thinkers on most sports columns.
But for the bad news.
Earlier, apparently the sororities had gotten involved in the local Tuscaloosa School Board elections, even to the point of members signing up to vote in the month before and being driven to the polls. Has the goddam Machine entwined into local county politics? Anyway, it read bad. Somehow, I don't feature the average university student from elsewhere having that must stake in a local school board election.
Unless one candidate was a UA grad.
The other news is even worse: Apparently sorority alumnae successfully blocked African-American students from pledging into at least three sororities. I thought we were past that crap long ago.
Doesn't anyone on the administration there pay attention to things like that; or are they all mesmerized by football?
Neither of those stories makes me proud to be a UA grad.