Thursday, January 7, 2010

And now a word from the Crimson King

Don't know about the rest of you, but the Expats are sorely in need of a couple of personal days.

Thursday for the game.
Friday for Elvis' birthday.

And here's the man who can connect those two sanctified dots.

Ladies and gentlemen, GaryElvis.

Back when he went by Gary Britt, he played linebacker for the Tide. Lettered in '77. Now he lives in Florida and appears all over the country. At his shows he collects food and teddy bears for needy families and hospitalized kids, part of his Love Me Tender Charity Project.

And the rings? The two in the middle are part of his outfit, while the ones on either end are from his playing days.

GaryElvis dropped the Expats a line on Wednesday, saying he was heading up to Alabama to watch the game with a buddy of his, Ken James, a lineman from the late '60s.

You can find out more about the man at And we can't do any better than the way he signed off his e-mail ...

'TCB & Roll Tide Roll'