Friday, November 4, 2011

Employee Picks for Game of the Week: #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama

The AE Vintage Campus Collection Presents the Game of the Week: #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama

Every week on American Eagle's Facebook page we feature a Game of the Week between two rival schools. This game could be considered the Game of the Year because #1 LSU is going against fellow SEC rival #2 Alabama. Only one of these schools will remain undefeated and continue on to the BSC National Championship. Everyone at AE is giving their opinion on the game, so we asked a few employees who they thought would win.

This week’s picks are made by:

Dilinus – Associate Buyer of Men’s Underwear and Dorm – Pitt Grad and fan. Can be seen around the office singing Sweet Caroline (GO P-I-T-T).

Monique – Web Assistant Buyer of Women’s Wovens – Die hard LSU fan. Can be seen around the office wearing purple and talking about Mardi Gras.

Jon – Web Associate Buyer of Licensed Apparel – Cincinnati Grad and fan. Can be seen around the office arguing with the local Pitt fans about the other big game this weekend (Cincy vs. Pitt)

The Game:

This game could end up being the game of the year. The rivalry started back in 1897 and has been an epic battle ever since. In 2007, after the hiring of Alabama coach Nick Saban this match-up was dubbed the Saban Bowl.

Both teams come into this year’s contest undefeated in a match-up featuring two of the fiercest, most intimidating defenses in the country. This will be a big test for Alabama’s young quarterback, but he will have plenty of weapons in his arsenal. Who will come away with the win in Tuscaloosa and continue their march to the National Championship game?

Dilinus, Monique and Jon wear their team's shirt from our Vintage Campus Collection

The Picks:

Dilinus: "Have you ever seen a herd of elephants charging? A tiger never stood a chance! Roll Tide!"

Monique: "This is the game of the year! LSU’s explosive defense and solid two quarterback system will dominate on the road against Alabama’s young quarterback. Geaux Tigers!"

Jon: "This is going to be a tough fight, but you can’t pick against Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Bryant-Denny Stadium is going to be rocking! Roll Tide."

Which team will reign supreme? Will it be LSU or Alabama?