Sometimes, you just gotta believe.
I wanted so badly to believe that one of this week's marquee matchups, a 2012 edition of last year's GAME. OF. THE. CENTURY. and national championship game, would feature a fully traveling Million Dollar Band. After all, during last year's matchup in Tuscaloosa, despite being the biggest game of the regular season easily, LSU only brought a pep band. I revisited the schedule, took to the tweets, and found one lone piece of evidence upon which to hang my hat:
If you arent going to LSU tom. Bama's full band is going to DSHS football field tom. Afternoon to prac before game. Go boo the f*ck out them
— #OnemoreChance (@Real_Chance_ERA) November 2, 2012
Aha! For reference, the internet leads me to believe that DSHS is Denham Springs High School in Baton Rouge. That's all the evidence I need. I read full band, and it's in Baton Rouge. I'll use that to extrapolate that the Million Dollar Band will be in the house on Saturday night, matching a pair of Sudler Trophy winners and a pair of SEC heavyweights in a night game in Tiger Stadium. An LSU loss gives the game slightly less luster than it had last year, but it may be all the more potent in the stands and at halftime.