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Iron Bowl/UA basketball/Toy Hill 2022

What a way to start a Monday after the Alabama Crimson Tide football team defeats the Auburn Tigers in the 2022 Iron Bowl. I think most people, myself included, didn’t doubt that Alabama would win but instead the question was if they would cover the 22 point spread which they did, 49-27. So, the Alabama fan base gets bragging rights until next year.

Just when it was exciting to view the Iron Bowl, the Alabama Men’s basketball team went up against the #1 team in the country, The North Carolina Tar Heels, and WON! It took 4 overtimes but in the end, Alabama was victorious 103-101. This years team looks very good. I don’t want to get my hopes up but I feel a good year coming on for Alabama basketball.

It’s almost time for Toy Hill 2022! Starting on Friday, December 2nd at 5p, I will be live on location at Brewbaker Motors until Sunday December 4th at 5p. We invite everyone to stop by at some point during that time and donate to the US Marines Toys for Tots program. It should be another good year!

Have a great week!

Rick Hendrick

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Iron Bowl Week!

In the state of Alabama, this is probably the most important week of the year. The state literally divides itself between Auburn and Alabama. As a fan of the Crimson Tide, I am hoping for a win but I am cautious at the odds/spread that was announced (-24.5) I think that is TOO high for this game. Auburn is going to come into Tuscaloosa full of emotion and will play that way but eventually I believe that the talent level at Alabama will overcome the emotion and eventually pull away and win.

This week is also about Thanksgiving and I am thankful for my family and extended family. I hope that you get to spend time with your family this holiday as I will do the same.

Have a great (short) week!

Rick Hendrick

WINTER!!

Well, it looks like winter is officially here…or at least for a couple of days! Mother Nature has a way of sneaking in with the cold weather and then bringing back a heat wave shortly thereafter. We will see how this plays out over the next few weeks. For now though, it is COLD! I woke up this morning to 35 degrees and the heater actually kicked in at the house.

Looking forward to this weekend as my wife and I are finally going to make it to Bryant-Denny Stadium to see an Alabama game as they take on Austin Peay. Yeah, it’s not a HUGE rivalry type game but it is our opportunity to get on campus and enjoy a game. It’s been a few years since we’ve been able to make it to Tuscaloosa.

Have a great week and stay warm!

Rick Hendrick

Marine Corps/Veteran’s Day

This week has got to be one of my favorite weeks of the year. First, the US Marine Corps will celebrate their 247th birthday on November 10th and then we all celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11th! My family is full of veterans and my son is a Marine Reservist so I take pride in both days. Hopefully, you will honor those days as well and if you do, thank you!

Tough loss this past weekend for the Alabama Crimson Tide but, yes, the sun did rise on Sunday morning! Now it’s on to Oxford to play Ole Miss and Lane Kiffin. Let’s hope for a better result.

Have a great week!

Rick Hendrick

It’s time for the CFP!

It’s that time of the year when the world of college football moves from the weekly AP poll to the CFP poll in order to prepare for the end of the season and the playoffs. Right now, we Alabama fans are sitting on the outside looking in but no worries. As you look at the possible scenarios of the 1st poll, 4 of the teams are playing each other which will clear the way for other teams soon including Alabama. Now that is provided that they win at LSU this week and over the next few games. Speaking of Alabama football, looks like my wife and I will FINALLY get a chance to go to Bryant Denny Stadium on Saturday November 19th to see Alabama entertain Austin Peay. No, it’s not a “major” game but it’s a game that we can attend an we are looking forward to it!

Have a great week and a safe Halloween!

Rick Hendrick

Birthday Week!

My birthday is on Tuesday, October 25th, and I will be a whopping 57 years old. Just a few more years and I will move to the senior tees on the golf course…lol Seriously, I look forward to another “trip around the sun” and I am thankful for every single year that God has provided me with and those to come!

Speaking of golf, it’s been a couple of weeks since I played. It’s either been my schedule or the weather which is pretty routine for this time of the year. October seems to be mu busiest month outside of Biscuits baseball. Oh well, you can be assured that as soon as my schedule allows, I will be on somebody’s golf course soon!

Have a great week!

Rick Hendrick

I love being Paw Paw!

What a great weekend full of grandkids. First off, on Saturday, my grandson Rylan had a football game in the morning which gave me an opportunity to see him and my 2 other grandkids from my oldest son, Cris. On Sunday morning I got a call from my youngest son, Tristan, asking if I had plans for the day because he and my daughter-in-law, Libby, wanted to go the fair but didn’t want to bring their daughter, my granddaughter Aleida, along so they asked if my wife and I would babysit to which we said YES!! She was so playful and loving all afternoon long and it totally made our day. So, the bottom line is that I spent most of my weekend with grandkids and ZERO golf but still had a great weekend! 🙂

Have a great week!

Rick Hendrick

Back from the beach!

I spent last week on a work/play trip to Panama City Beach. I did my bi-annual broadcast from The Holiday Inn Resort on Monday and Tuesday and stayed in town for the remainder of the week. Let me just say that the Fall is the best time to go to the beach. The water was clear and calm plus it was not as crowded at the resort or just in town. I’ll go back in the Spring of 2023 and I can’t wait.

Speaking of the resort, we start our giveaways this week. We will give away a 3 day/2 night stay every Monday starting this week for 4 weeks. If you haven’t registered yet, do it NOW!

October 10th is my 2-year wedding anniversary and I am as excited today as I was 2 years ago when I married my wife, Missy. She woke up this morning to a double rose vase (1 rose for each year) and a beautiful card. We are going to celebrate later today! 🙂

Have a great week!

Rick Hendrick

Beach time!

This is the week that I broadcast my show from The Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach. You can count on lots of social media posts and pictures! When I get back to the station next week, we will start giving away 3 day/2 night stays at the resort so get ready to win! We will have qualifying opportunities on the air as well as a registration opportunity on the website.

I hope everyone enjoys their week…I know that my wife and I will enjoy ours!

Rick Hendrick

Biscuits/Fall/Beach

First off, the Montgomery Biscuits lost the South Division finals to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos last week, so the season is done. Good luck to Pensacola in the Southern League Championship series.

Fall has officially arrived, although at times it doesn’t feel like it. Hopefully, the temps will drop and it will actually feel like Fall all the time!

This Sunday, October 2nd, it’s time to head to The Holiday Inn Resort for my bi-annual trip to the beach to broadcast my show. I will be there until Friday, October 7th.

Have a great week!

Rick Hendrick