One could certainly call the state of Alabama a "football state", and wouldn't get a single argument.

The state of Alabama boasts the last two college football national champions, in the Alabama Crimson Tide, and the Auburn Tigers.

The two universities also play in one of the most heated rivalries in the sport, the "Iron Bowl", every year.

Yes, the state of Alabama is sure crazy about it's college football, thanks to the Alabama/Auburn rivalry.

 

Bill Reiter, of Fox Sports, says that Alabama/Auburn rivalry is everything that's right, and wrong, about college football.