It takes a lot to overshadow AJ McCarron. AJ is after all the starting QB on the Alabama Crimson Tide and helped guide the team to the 2012 National Championship. Yet one person has found a way to be bigger and dare I say more popular than AJ. That person would be non other than………. AJ McCarron’s mother Dee Dee Bonner.
We’ve talked about this before but covering and writing about someone’s mother isn’t something we are too keen on. For some reason it feels wrong to write a tasteless post about someone’s mother. So when we do you decide to post about an athletes mother you know it has to be special and Dee Dee is the definition of special. Would anyone argue that Dee Dee more than holds her own against an WAG we have on this site. I tried to come up with another athlete’s mother who we could compare Dee Dee to and really there is no one that can touch her. Actually the only mother I could come up with would even be in the same conversation as Dee Dee isn’t even sports related. Justin Bieber’s mother Pattie Mallette is the only mother who is in the same league as Dee Dee.
Not hard to realize that Dee Dee isn’t your typical college football mom. She’s only 42 which by my math means she had AJ when she was 20. Dee Dee and her first husband, AJ’s dad Tony, divorced in the 1990’s. Dee Dee did remarry after her divorce from Tony to one lucky guy named Derek. As if Dee Dee wasn’t already the world’s greatest mother she is also extremely active on Twitter under the handle @DeeDeeBonner. The good news for every guy that watches college football is AJ announced he is coming back for his senior year. That means another year of Dee Dee Bonner related articles and posts! Before AJ hits his senior year he has a chance to win back-to-back BCS titles when he takes on Notre Dame. The big question for me is who will get more coverage in the week leading up to the title game, AJ or his mother?