Friday, December 18, 2009

In the Matter of Alabama v. Texas et al.

By now you've heard the story of the Alabama lawyers seeking a continuance of a court case because it would conflict with their attending and/or enjoying the Jan. 7 championship game.

Quotes from the proceedings:

"... 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." -- attorney Jon B. Terry, for the defendants.

"Simply stated, some things are more important than football." -- attorney Rip Andrews, for the plaintiff.

"If I didn't, they'd say, 'He just didn't grant it because he's an Auburn fellow.' I wouldn't do that to them." -- Circuit Judge Dan King, indicating he will allow the delay.

"The Crimson Tide will soldier on just fine without eight extra lawyers getting hammered in the Rose Bowl parking lot." -- Deadspin.

"Texas can't hope to match the football fanaticism of a state where 'Roll Tide' constitutes a principle of law as sacred as habeas corpus." -- The American Spectator.