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Photo: This explains what separates Alabama from the other 49 states

There are 8,760 hours in a year. The Iron Bowl accounts for roughly three of them. The state of Alabama seemingly spends the remaining 8,757 hours discussing, predicting, debating and, mostly, bragging about what occurs in the other three.

That's what you get when you have one state with no professional teams and only two major college football programs, and then those two schools play for five consecutive national championships, winning four of them.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn spoke to the Cullman County Tiger Club on Thursday night. This is how his podium looked before he took the stage:

And after:

Iron Bowl 2014 is just 219 short days from today. 

(via CBS College Football)