December 16, 2009
There's no on-field action this week, but with Alabama fans at peak fervor there's never any shortage of drama. Exhibit A: Courtesy Friends of the Program, we submit an Alabama attorney's motion to delay a trial so he can watch his beloved Crimson Tide take on Texas for the national championship. Quoth one of the boldest legal documents ever drafted in the Yellowhammer State:
1. This case was set for trial several months ago before certain monumental events occurred that were beyond the anticipation of the attorneys and the clients.
3. Currently, one of the two great teams in this State are playing for a national championship and has enjoyed an undefeated season and clinched the SEC Title Game.
4. Most of the attorneys representing all of the named Defendants have tickets and reservations to be in Pasadena on the 6th day of January, 2010, which date would conflict with trial date as travel times and schedules for the game overlap the trial as currently set.
5. In fact, the Honorable Jim Lloyd has children that live in the area and is scheduled to be with them in California to celebrate the game and the Tide's success.
Elocution safari aside ... did our daring legal hero really describe 'Bama's run to the Rose Bowl as "beyond anticipation"? Careful, Counselor: That smacks strongly of betting against the Tide, and we all know where that'll get you.
This document was actually filed in a court of law, and readers may see the entire motion for themselves at FOTP. It gets even better -- naturally, Auburn partisans figure prominently as foils of any appeal to Bammer privilege, as does such venerable legal arcana as "Roll Tide!!" We understand John Grisham has already optioned the rights: Look for "Motion to Roll" in finer airport bookstores next fall.- - -