Levan attends national championship game

Joseph Olvey, News Writer

    Custodian Tim Levan attended this year’s 2012 BCS National Championship football game, Monday, Jan. 9 at the SuperDome in New Orleans, LA.
    The game was a match-up between the undefeated LSU Tigers and the 11-1 Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide’s only loss this year was to the LSU Tigers on their home turf in Tuscaloosa, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
    Levan flew into New Orleans on a roughly one-hour flight.  The SuperDome’s outdoor lighting set the stage for the indoor celebratory atmosphere.
    “I enjoyed the party atmosphere,” Levan said.   “Everything was set up to make sure that you had a good time.”   
    Levan felt that most of the spectators were friendly, and excited to be there.  Many fans dressed up with costume accessories to evoke the Mardi Gras atmosphere that New Orleans is famous for.
    “Although the majority of fans just wanted to have a good time, there were those few arrogant LSU fans who were oddly dressed and disgruntled over their loss,” Levan said.   
    Levan, enjoyed the game with his father, brother, and sister-in-law.
    “My favorite part of the game was the way that Alabama came out and dominated the field, without letting LSU put any points on the board,” Levan said.  “It truly showed who the best team in the nation was.”
    He was so impressed with the game, that he even watched it again.
    “After the game we flew home,” Levan said.  “When we got home, we where too excited to sleep, so we watched the tape of the game and celebrated until 5 o’clock in the morning.”
    Levan has had Alabama football season tickets since the early 1990s, when Gene Stallings was coaching.  In addition to supporting the football program, Levan also attends many Crimson Tide baseball and basketball games.