Alabama Football: Getting over a Loss from a Fan's Perspective

Damon YoungCorrespondent IINovember 12, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 10:  Linebacker C.J. Mosley #32 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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A crazy thing happened Sunday morning: The sun came up again.

For some Crimson-clad Alabama fans, this probably seemed like an impossibility after Saturday's loss to Texas A&M.

The prospect of a perfect season was within reach for Alabama many times this past weekend only to be snuffed out by one of the SEC's newest members.

Still, since the start of the 2008 season, Alabama fans have only had to deal with losing a grand total of seven times.

Yes, seven times.

Granted, when the stakes are so high, the losses can have a more devastating impact. When your team has captured two out of the last three national titles, you become a lightning rod of hate for nearly every other fanbase in the country.

These are fantastic problems to have, and I promise you the only reason many fans cheer against Alabama is because they are, unfortunately, unable to support them.

As a college football fan, the odds are stacked against you when it comes to watching your team go without a loss each season. It's bound to happen, but despite all this, we seem to react with mass hysteria when they do occur.

Striving for perfection is a good thing, but that goal is so rarely attained. Nick Saban himself has only coached one perfect season.

Alabama can still achieve its ultimate goals this season: an SEC title and a national title. The first of those goals is in their control; they will need help for the second.

It's not fun to watch a redshirt freshman quarterback make ridiculous escapes and hit NFL-like precision passes, but it happens.

Despite this setback, life is good for the Crimson Tide nation, and with the rest of November left to go, anything can happen.

It could always be could be an Auburn fan.