Big Al Messes With “Sleepy” Alabama Fan After Taking In-Game Nap
Screenshot from Twitter

Going to a college football game isn’t what it used to be these days. The gameday atmosphere during the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak is quite stale in comparison to the past. This is the case everywhere across the country, including Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, but that didn’t stop one football fan from making a fool of himself.

On October 31, 2020, the Alabama Crimson Tide blanked the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 41-0. The SEC matchup itself was quite the snoozer, and nobody proved that more than a “sleepy” Alabama fan in section GG.

Not only did he take a nap during the game, he also got a surprise visit from Big Al — the beloved Crimson Tide mascot — once he woke up from his slumber.

Big Al Messes With “Sleepy” Alabama Fan

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Maybe the NCAA game was that boring. Maybe the pregame libations kicked in. Maybe he was gearing up for a raging Halloween party later. Perhaps it was all of the above. Whatever the case may have been, however, this young Alabama fan was the latest trending video on social media.

Thanks to the post by SEC Network, the fan was caught waking up from his mid-game siesta. He was groggy, like many of us are, and he immediately checked us cell phone, like many of us do.

What the maskless Bama fan somehow didn’t realize, however, was the University of Alabama’s massive elephant mascot was standing right behind him for over 20 seconds before he noticed.

After a few high-five misses, the two finally embraced and Big Al went on his way, while the fan laughed it off and put his feet up.


Quarterback Mac Jones, running back Najee Harris, and wide receiver Devonta Smith all had big games to help the Crimson Tide and football coach Nick Saban stay undefeated. Big Al was just doing his part to make sure the limited fans in attendance didn’t miss anymore plays from the Alabama football team.


What are the chance this sports fan whispered “Roll Tide” when he got up?

The guy’s friends better not let him live it down for a very, very long time. He should be reminded every day, honestly.

Let’s just hope he doesn’t snooze against Auburn, LSU, or in future national championship games.

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Brett Regan About the author:
With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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