You don't know me, but I'm one of the folks on the Crimson Tide Fans Group on Google Groups. Larry posted your response to him and the big dummy didn't redact your e-mail address, so I took it upon myself to contact you. I hope you don't mind. I'm copying Larry on this too.
I looked you up on Bleacher Report and from there followed the link to your blog. You are a very impressive person.
You mentioned that you didn't have any interest in being on a site that judges people based on their age. I can certainly understand that but I want to take a moment to let you know that really is not the case. Your prospective membership caused quite a discussion amongst our group, but NONE of it had to do with judging you or anything of the like. The group consist of a bunch of free spirits that gravitated to it after being in many other groups that have rules that consist of the very judgment that we all detest. We are not the least bit judgmental, but most of the members have children and we use language and talk in a manner that none of us would in public or around children. You are 17. Not exactly a child. We realize that. We were founded on the principle of no moderation, no rules, anything goes. We've never turned down a member unless it was an obvious spammer. Now we have this situation where after bitching at each other about for the last 24 hours, we have turned down a true died in the wool Bama fan for no good reason other than their age. It doesn't sit well with any of us, but it's the parental instinct that led to it and believe me, it's not over. Some folks aren't happy with it including me. I'm one of the most opinionated folks on the group and I'm an official "fence straddler" on this issue. I'm conflicted.
Anyway, we decided that this fantastic society in which we live has determined in it's infinte wisdom that when you turn 18, all the spoils of adulthood (save the consumption of distilled spirits - WTF?!?!) is bestowed upon you. Whoopy! Therefore, at that point we wish to welcome you with open arms. It's arbitrary as hell I know, but I guess it's some sort of compomise.
Would you be willing to give us a try then? I can understand if not, but I hope so. Slip me your birthday and I will personally send you the invite.
I hope you don't hate us too bad.
PS You and I share a little bit of scholastic history. I attended both Shades Valley and JCIB, only way back in the stone ages, JCIB was in it's infancy and known as RLC (Resource Learning Center). Of course SVHS was not in it's present location either. Times change.