SEC Media Day 3: Tide and UGA headline final day
HOOVER, AL- Thursday marks the 3rd and final day for the 2013 SEC Media Days at the Wynfrey Hotel, but they went out with a bang as both of last year's SEC Championship contenders stepped up to the podium.
The morning started early for dozens of Alabama fans who camped out in the lobby of the hotel as early as 6:00AM this morning hoping to catch a glimpse, or maybe an autograph from Nick Saban and company. And there was no shortage of entertainment for the fans waiting as they roared chants of “Roll Tide”
But one fan stole the show with one of the most over the top hats you will ever see. His hat was a giant replica of an Alabama BCS Championship ring, “It's lighting up the room right now,” said hat owner Shannon Villa, “I can't wait to wear it every gameday this fall.”
UGA also came to town today but it was tough to tell judging by the fans in the lobby, only one UGA fan was waiting for Mark Richt and his players. “I've been coming to this (SEC Media Days) since 2007 and its like this, its an Alabama town so I get it,” said longtime UGA fan Lee Massengale,
“but they're just fans, and you can talk to anybody. But you gotta love football
to do it.”
And there was certainly plenty of love for SEC football all week long at the Wynfrey Hotel for the unofficial start to the 2013 SEC football season. Now the countdown to the official kickoff for the season begins.