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We're about 15 minutes from kickoff at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. After a week of beautiful weather, it poured Friday night in Mobile and it's chilly enough to see your breath today. The mood was still festive, though, as Eric Edholm and I made our around the stadium.
There was a funky country vibe — "Brick House" was booming from some speakers while the Confederate flag flew from the top of one trailer. The crowd appears to be partial to Alabama, but there are plenty of Florida fans in attendance ready to cheer on Tim Tebow, who will start for the South team. The smell of barbecue was in the air, and there were young children standing far too close to open fire pits. There are a bunch of women dressed in elaborate pastel-colored ball gowns lining the back of each endzone at the moment. We'll have a capacity crowd of 40,646, as the the game sold out. Another Senior Bowl is ready to get underway.