The faces of two very high-profile Alabama fans said it all after AJ McCarron and the Crimson Tide, picked to win another championship this season or at least wrap up its consolation game after that plan failed, came up short Thursday night against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.
While ESPN did not have the bevy of cameras that it promises for the BCS championship, it did have a camera that was quick to turn to two women whom Alabama fans are accustomed to seeing: McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, and his mother, Dee Dee Bonner.
Webb and Bonner did not have a pleasant game, as Oklahoma gave Alabama trouble all night. Nothing could match their expressions in the final minute, though, when McCarron had a chance to lead the Crimson Tide down the field one more time, trailing 31-24.
McCarron took a snap and was met by some charging Sooners. Eric Striker hauled him down, and McCarron fumbled the ball, which Geneo Grissom scooped up and run into the end zone for a back-breaking touchdown.
The cameras cut next to Webb and Bonner — and they were not happy.
Bonner had the look of a mother who wanted to charge the field and settle some things, while Webb was perfect in her role as the disconsolate girlfriend.
Check out their priceless reactions to the storybook ending gone wrong in the GIF and video below.
GIF via Twitter/@cjzero
Photo via Twitter/@cjzero
Oh, hi, there.
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Low-hanging fruit, guys.
at least Nick Saban doesn't seem to let losing nag at him, it's not like winning is an all-encompassing obsession of his or anything—
SB Nation (@sbnation) January 03, 2014
And then there was this situation at the podium (thanks, @cjzero).
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