Not in Alabama it wasn't. Even when the SEC is down and the Barn is doing well I still see more Bama fans than Barnies. As for the college degree thing, you're sort of right. If you get a degree in anything other than science/engineering then you're pretty much wasting money (unless you get very lucky). But, as I often told my students (as someone who has taught math at a university), college is a game but education is a lifestyle, if you want to learn something then start reading and asking questions.