Notes from numerous Alabama fans Part 2

"Since 1988, my family has been season ticket holders for the University of Alabama football program. We have traveled to every SEC campus and numerous non-SEC campuses for football games. The welcome we received at Penn State last week was second to none! The hospitality extended to our group went far and above what is found on other college campuses. Not once did we encounter negative fans or derogatory comments. Many Penn State fans gave us a 'Roll Tide!' as we walked by. We were also asked how Tuscaloosa is recovering from the April tornado, and that meant a lot to us."
--Heath S. Holden, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

"Flying home after the Penn State vs. Alabama game, I noticed a newspaper article in the Pittsburgh News. The article was titled 'Not in the Same Class,' and that statement could not be any more true. Penn State's sportsmanship, friendliness and class upped the ante for Alabama fans in the future. Yes, Alabama won the game, but Penn State had the class. They had northern hospitality that far surpassed any other place Iíve ever been to. We were treated like rock stars."
--Ray Little, a member of Tide Pride

"It was with great reservations that I embarked on my 15-hour journey to Happy Valley. Among others, a close friend of mine expressed caution the day before I departed, worried about the treatment Crimson Tide fans might endure. As I began the 15-hour trip back to my home in Tuscaloosa, I was delighted to tell my friend what an amazing time I had visiting Penn State. Penn State alumni, fans and students welcomed my group of four University of Alabama students with open arms from the moment we arrived in State College. A former Penn State football player who was on Joe Paternoís first squad sought us out as we approached Beaver Stadium and offered us food, drinks and some fascinating insights on Pennsylvania culture."
--Phillip Grant, University of Alabama

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