An Alabama football fan dressed as Forrest Gump running through Tuscaloosa is the best possible way to celebrate the Crimson Tide National Championship.
Alabama football claimed its sixth National Championship of the Nick Saban era in dominant fashion on Monday night as the Crimson Tide shellacked Ohio State to the tune of 52-24. As expected, fans in Tuscaloosa were jubilant over the new addition to the trophy case, a cherry on top for one of the most dominant college football teams in recent memory.
In that jubilation, however, there was another winner among the Crimson Tide. One man elected to celebrate the national title by channeling one of the most dominant figures in Alabama football history: Forrest Gump.
The Alabama fan was seen running down University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa dressed in a full Forrest Gump get-up, a truly delightful scene for everyone:
In the age of social distancing, it’s hard to think of a better way to celebrate the Crimson Tide winning the Natty. Although it does beg the question of when the man stopped and let everyone know he was tired and thought he’d go home then.
Alabama football fans have every reason to celebrate, Forrest Gump or otherwise.
Whether fans were running around Tuscaloosa dressed as an iconic movie character or simply running around their living rooms to celebrate, Alabama fans should be over the moon.
Yes, winning National Championships has become the expectation for the Crimson Tide in the Saban era. At the same time, this group consisting of Heisman Trophy-winner DeVonta Smith, Heisman finalist Mac Jones and a slew of other future NFLers submitted one of the most dominant seasons in college football history.
Not only did this group weather an SEC-only schedule (no small feat) but they then left no doubt in the College Football Playoff, first dominating Notre Dame and then trouncing Ohio State. So to all the Alabama football fans: Run, Forrest, run — you’ve earned it.