Throughout Alabama, when the Crimson Tide have a football game, the streets empty, business stops, and all eyes turn to the ballgame. So it should come as no surprise that a unique “Motion to Continue” (in layman’s terms — a request to delay a trial) was recently filed in a Birmingham court. The reason? An impending trial would interfere with the BCS Championship game.
Let’s face it, a courtroom’s no place to be when you’re getting ready to watch an Alabama team vie for it’s first National Championship in seventeen years. It’s even worse than being locked in a utility closet! And as any red-blooded American will tell you, if you’re not eating vast quantities of barbecued meats and putting back a few cold ones throughout the day leading up to the big game, you’re just not doing it right.
According to the actual Motion to Continue:
“…there would be no harm [in changing the date of the trial], considering the magnitude of this event and its impact on this State, and the fact such an event only comes infrequently during a person’s lifetime and is an achievement of such a magnitude that all involved in this litigation should want everyone to fully participate in this achievement.”
Perhaps it’s a little much to claim that everyone should be able to “fully participate in this achievement” (we had no idea that the lawyers of Marsh, Rickard, and Bryan were such an integral component to the Tide’s success), but you gotta love the passion. Only in the South…
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