Editorial: National Championship New Year

The following is an editorial from FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, first aired on Tuesday, January 5, 2010:

The New Year always brings with it hope and optimism…and boy do we need some after the challenging year we just left behind.

This January is really special!  Isn't it great to begin the year celebrating?  You can feel the excitement and anticipation in the air as our Alabama football players prepare for the National Championship game in California…add that to Mark Ingram's winning of the Heisman Trophy. WOW!!

So what about those folks who are not Crimson Tide fans?  Is the game just another football game or is it more?  Is there something for all of us to celebrate?  At the very least, it gives us positive national exposure.

The Governor and his economic development team think it IS more.  They are going to California with the goal of attracting new business to our state…potential new jobs.

State college football competitiveness aside, any Alabama college football team playing for the National Championship should be a cause for celebration for all of us.  What a way to begin the New Year!

Roll Tide!

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