Many Crimson Tide fans are celebrating tonight as Mark Ingram has brought home the school's first Heisman Trophy.
Those same fans now are much more likely to be crying a week after New Year's Day, as Ingram now is at the center of a whirlwind media blitz that will include interviews, David Letterman top ten lists . . . and becoming motivational fodder for Will Muschamp's defense ("He took Colt's Heisman Trophy! Are you going to stand for that?!?! Boom!").
What Ingram won't be doing is that whole, you know, getting ready to play a football game thing. I mean, he's the Heisman Trophy winner; he just has to show up and he'll be great in the bowl game . . . right?
My condolences go out to Alabama. Tonight, they won the battle, but it may cost them the war.