While there was certainly a good amount of trash talk leading up to and after the BCS National Championship Game, at least one fan had a positive experience hanging with the enemy.
Bill Shields, a recent Notre Dame grad, wrote a letter to the editor of the Crimson White, expressing his appreciation for Alabama’s fans and traditions:
“As a recent University of Notre Dame alumnus, I would like to thank all of you for being a great group of college football fans. From the moment I boarded my plane, I looked around to see houndstooth and crimson in a few seats. I was initially wary, expecting the Crimson Tide fans to be arrogant. I could understand pride for a great team and program, but arrogance I feared, for it would make my weekend a whole lot worse.”
You can read the whole letter here. Here’s a screenshot of the article in the paper.
— Marisa Martin (@MarisaM24) January 16, 2013