A letter to the University of Alabama "Crimson White" called out the university library's practice of closing on days of home football games and for having less open hours than other SEC universities. The student questioned the university's ideals, i.e. football VS schooling. We should all mourn for this individual, as he may have an "accident" wherein he "falls" from the very roof of the library he claims to love because, as we all know, football.
This does bring of a notion though of a university's commitment to its libraries. Sure, a great football team brings in money, prestige and huge recruitment to the university it belongs to, but what about the children? What about all the students out there, the vast majority, that do not play football or have direct ties to the football program? Should there be more pride in saying you went to the home of the SEC champs or that you went to the home of whatever else UA has ever done that I am not bothering to look up. Okay, they were in Forrest Gump, all you Crimson Tide fans can chill the hell out and leave me alone.