Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hot damn, a win

Bama clings to their NCAA hopes, beating Ole Miss 69-58.

For the record, I don't want Mark Gottfried fired. I think there have been way too many outstanding factors to make a move like that. However, maybe a good ole talking to is in order.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Good article on the Braves

ESPN's Jayson Stark writes about the Braves actually not being in the playoffs.

Should be interesting to see how that plays out on their psyche. Will it help them? I think I so.


Can the Braves add another banner to the Turner Field wall?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bama basketball woes

A few years ago, I was not the biggest fan of Alabama basketball coach Mark Gottfried.

Why? Because in 2002 the Tide became the quietest 2-seed in NCAA history, with SEC POY Erwin Dudley dominating inside, and now NBA starter Mo Williams running the point. They then struggled mightily against 15-seed FAMU and lost to 10-seed Kent State in the second round.

The next season held high expectations, and rose to #1 in December, only to lose their first game with the ranking. They then went into a free fall, backing into the NCAA Tournament and losing to Indiana in the 8-9 game.

2004 held no high expectations -- in fact they held none at all, thought to be only a NIT-bound team at the beginning of the year. But after a December exhibition loss to Athletes in Action, and a 5-game January losing streak, I began to question whether Gottfried was the right guy to take Alabama basketball to the next level.

Then the team rallied and made a seemingly impossible run to the Elite 8, knocking off 1-seed Stanford and defending champs Syracuse in the process (and they were knocked out of the Dance by eventual champs UConn).

So I backed off Gottfried, because that was one hell of a coaching job. I looked at the bigger picture, the fact that he had built a perennial NCAA Tourney team. A team that would annually challenge for the SEC West and the SEC crown.

But then the 5-seed Tide made a first round exit in 2005, and rebuilt in the 05/06 season. Then this season rolled around with Final Four hopes and high expectations.

There was All-American Ron Steele and the incredible inside tandem of Jermareo Davidson and Richard Hendrix. I said it had the makings of the best team in Bama history.

And now? Now we're looking at the NIT. Forget the Big Dance, this team doesn't have the signature win needed to get in (Kentucky was good, but not it).

Why? Why has a team with so many expectations and such a high ceiling fallen so far?

Well, there's the obvious: Steele has not been healthy all year -- and he is the key to the team. He's the leader, the heart, the soul, the everything. Think about the 2004 football season -- Brodie Croyle went down and the season was lost. Same thing here?

Then there are Davidson's off-court tragedies, losing both his girlfriend and brother in a month's time.

Then there's the not-so-obvious: the loss of both Jean Felix and Evan Brock has been big on the defensive side of the ball. Felix was a shut-down defender, and Brock was a solid rebounder and all-hustle. Their absence is a lot bigger than people realize. The young guys just haven't stepped up to that level on defense yet.

There's the absence of a true 3-point threat besides Steele. Steele is great, but he can't do it himself.

There's the inconsistency of Alonzo Gee and Mykal Riley -- more so Gee than Riley. But hey, Gee is only a sophomore and Riley is a first year JUCO transfer.

And speaking of youth, look at the bench. Brandon Hollinger is a sophomore, and the rest of the guys who see somewhat significant time? All freshman.

But it's the way the Tide has been losing that has upset people. They've played uninspired, flat basketball. Davidson can be excused -- no one should have to go through what he has. But he's still averaging 14 and 8 a night.

But the rest of team... they're lacking a fire. I've only seen a few games myself, but I talk to friends and family who watch this team every game. They say the team plays like it just doesn't care. They say the freshman on the bench are the only ones who want to play.

So when you hear things like that, you have to look to the coach's leadership. When a team doesn't hustle, when they don't care, you have to ask why? Why aren't they benched? Why hasn't the coach sent a message to light the fire under their asses?

Then I thought of soemthing: when Gottfried's teams have had their biggest successes, they have been well-led teams... on the floor. Mo Williams, Antoine Pettway and Ronald Steele are all natural-born leaders. They were the kind of guys who radiated energy to their teammates and raised their level of play ten-fold.

So maybe it's time to look at Gottfried, and again ask the question: is he the right guy to bring Bama to the elite level of college basketball? Granted, he has brought the program this far, and that's an incredible accomplishment considering the mess his predecessor David Hobbs left it in.

But who knows? Maybe we should write it off to Steele's injury and Davidson's problems. Maybe the expectations were too high in the first place, what with the lack of experience and depth. After all, Davidson is the only senior on this squad. Everyone else returns. Maybe next year should hold the high expectations.

Maybe. Seems to be the only word that fits -- and that ain't a good thing.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Some early college football predictions

Not by me, by ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

However, I am going to give my take on some of his predictions. Aren't you so lucky?

1. Florida will repeat as national champions: The Gators' basketball team -- but not the football team -- will make it back-to-back national championships with a win in 2007.
I want to agree, but the Gators have been slipping of late, including getting shelled in Baton Rouge as I type. Still, once tourney time rolls around, no one is going to have more experience. So I'll probably stick with the Gators.

2. The Trojans will finish on top
With all that talent coming back, it's hard to go against them... but they have a tough schedule. So for now I'll say no.

3. West Virginia will go unbeaten
Agreed, at least until their bowl game.

6. Steve Slaton will win the Heisman
Yep.

7. The Crimson Tide will lose three times in September
Hellll no. Naturally, I have a problem with him saying Bama will lose 3 in September alone. 2007 has been said to be our breakout year since Mike Shula was hired, and I see no reason for it to change now that there's a better coach on the sideline.

All signs point to us keeping the pro-style offense as opposed to installing the spread that Major Applewhite used at Rice (at least for now, but since Saban is the only one talking to the media, who the hell knows). We return JPW at QB, DJ Hall and Keith Brown at WR (plus I think Nikita Stover will have a breakout year), a slew of talent at RB and our O-line can only get better.

On defense we'll be much more mature, plus the new 3-4 should play to our personnel strength and we had a great D-line class with guys would could play right away.

That said, it wouldn't surprise me to see us lose those three games -- Arkansas has McFadden and Jones still, Georgia will be better, and FSU will be better... but we won't lose them, at least not all 3. Arkansas still has no concept of the forward pass and lost a lot on D. Georgia I don't really know, but Stafford will still only be a true sophomore in a hostile environment. The FSU game isn't at The Doak, it's in Jacksonville.

8. Notre Dame will lose at Penn State and Michigan
And a lot more, too.

12. Illinois will upset Michigan
I definitely don't agree with this one. Michigan will be like Ohio St. was this past season: an absolutely unstoppable offense, and a better than expected defense.

13. TCU will be this season's Boise State
I won't argue with his pick here, but what about Hawaii? Hell, why can't Boise St. do it again?

Watch out for this guy and his team this fall


14. A coach will be fired in Mississippi
I've already said which SEC coach I think will be fired.

15. The SEC will dominate -- again
And once again will damage itself. However, I don't see a team getting the breaks Florida did and getting into the title game with one loss.

17. South Florida will upset Auburn
Oh how I would love to see this.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Good old fashioned hockey brouhaha



God I love hockey.

What's real good is that if this were in basketball, they would've made a fuss about it and called it the worst thing in professional sports history. One, that's called institutional racism. Two, when grown men get heated in a competitive environment, punches sometimes get thrown.

It's not the end of the world, it's called everyday life.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Good write-up on that whole Arkansas mess

By SI.com's Stewart Mandel, found here.

It's a bit of a read, but worth it if you're intrigued by that situation. It sounds like the blame can be placed a bit on everyone involved. Whatever the final outcome, it can't be good for Arkansas.

I'm still sticking to my prediction from earlier this year:
Houston Nutt will be fired after next season, just you wait. Anything short of the BCS and he's canned. He's totally screwed up the best recruiting class in school history by being a stubborn fuck. Mitch Mustain was undefeated as a starter, and got benched after one bad half (where he played about the same as he had been all year) and now he's gone -- possibly to Oklahoma if rumors are true, where I think he'd be a perfect fit.
However, I would like to back off of Nutt a little. Those kids and their parents are trouble.

I wonder if this guy is worth all this mess?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bad news, good news, bad news

Bad news part 1

Alabama suffered an overtime loss to Tennessee tonight.

A win really would've sealed up the Tide's NCAA bid in my opinion. Now, I'd like to see them sweep their last three (Auburn, Ole Miss and at Miss. St.) to feel secure.

It still pains me when I think how different this season would be if Ronald Steele was healthy.

Good news

According to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, Miggy Tejada is back in full force.

That's the best news I've heard concerning the O's since, well... since they signed Tejada in the first place. Hopefully the O's are not only competitive this year (as in a winning record), but maybe they challenge for at least the wild card.

Bad news, part 2

As I touched on last week, Andruw Jones will be up for a huge contract come the end of this year. And to dash my hopes of him staying in Atlanta, Jones has said he want's "market value" for his services. Bye bye, Andy, I'll miss you.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Nothing much to say

The Daytona 500 -- the only event besides the Super Bowl that makes February somewhat worthwhile -- was pretty boring until the last 50 laps or so. Helluva finish, that's always fun.

Sony Pictures making a Metal Gear Solid movie

Well, if it's pulled off right, I think it can be a pretty cool movie.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Random Musings

I now remember what I didn't like about snow: it sucks balls to drive in. Actually, it's not so much the snow as it is the damn ice -- that stuff'll piss you off.

Best 20 bucks I ever spent
So, last night some friends and I went to Howl at the Moon in downtown Baltimore. The attraction of this place is the dueling piano players who will play just about anything requested. Well, at one point in the night they started playing Rocky Top, the unofficial fight song of the University of Tennessee.

On instinct alone I raced up to the player and gave him a crisp $20 bill to stop playing that garbage ass crap and play Sweet Home Alabama instead. I didn't even realize what I had done until it was already done.

So, do I regret it? Hell no. That's called Crimson Pride, baby.

Speaking of Crimson Pride
After not being embarrassed in Gainesville earlier in the week, Alabama upset Kentucky today in Tuscaloosa, 72-61.

for the second straight game the Tide got out to a great start, getting up 20-6 on the Cats in the early going. Richard Hendrix has become a man-child, this time netting 16 points and grabbing 9 boards in the victory.

Nice to see the boys in Crimson actually hustling. Who knows, maybe this season will mirror 2004: bad loss in December, very lackluster January, rebound in February and make a deep run in the Big Dance.

We'll see.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

We're all going to hell

Unless we stop this.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A sign of the times is finally sprouting at Wrigley Field: Advertising will appear among the ivy on the outfield walls.
Fucking sacrilege I tell ya.


So long pure, virgin Wrigley Field wall

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bama actually shows up in Gainesville

But still loses, 76-67.

I could say something about how it's nice that the team showed some hustle, yadda yadda, blah blah. But I'm not one for moral victories, so I ain't going that route.

Instead, I'll talk about some interesting quotes I read/heard today.

First, just while watching the game highlights a minute ago, the analyst said of Florida's coming back from a 22-4 deficit:
"This game was a case of one team knowing it was going to win and the other thinking they were going to lose. Florida didn't think they were down that much, and Alabama didn't think they were up that much."
Yep. That pretty much sums up the season.

Second, ESPN.com's Andy Glockner said in a chat today that he believes that Alabama, along with Texas, is a team outside of the Top 25 that could make a Final Four run.

I e-mailed him about this and he replied, "They have enough talent to win some games if the mood suits them."

Well, when the hell is the mood gonna start suiting them?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A baseball fandom realization

So, I got this IM from my buddy Clint today: "I hope you're ready for the worst 5 year span of Atlanta Braves baseball in our lifetime."

Putting aside the fact that we were born in the mid-80s, he may be right.

The sale of the Braves to Liberty Media could spell doom for Atlanta. It severely cut their budget, and it almost certainly means that Andruw Jones is entering his final season in Turner Field's center field. Now that is a weird sight to think about.

What worse, for the first time in my sports viewing career (I can honestly say I remember rooting for the Braves as a 4-year-old, and vividly remember a lot of the 1989 Alabama football season), the Orioles appear to be in better shape than the Braves.

Now that... that's just weird.

But the Braves are about to lose Andruw, because they won't be able to afford him after he becomes a free agent -- unless in an unprecedented showcase of loyalty he ignores the huge contract that awaits him and stays in The ATL. Not likely.

One of their aces is turning 40 (Smoltzie), another has yet to shows signs of his old self (Hudson -- and by the way, since when do pitchers going from the AL to the NL get worse? He should've had two straight seasons of 20 wins and 2.06 ERAs or something), and the last is a wild card because of his arm (Hampton).

On top of that, aside from Jeff Francoeur and Brian McCann, they are banking the future of their lineup on guys like Kelly Johnson, Ryan Langerhans and Scott Thorman. Not to mention that Chipper Jones has played less games in the past three seasons than J.D. Drew. Yes, you read that right.

Now on to my hometown team, the O's. They have their star Miggy Tejada locked up for another three seasons, and paired with Brian Roberts they have arguably the best middle infield in the game.

They also have a young pitching staff being molded by Leo Mazzone, and a solid, experienced pen.

Add in good players like Ramon Hernandez, Melvin Mora and Kevin Millar and you've got the role players necessary to win. Even more: Corey Patterson is on the verge of a career resurgence and young guys like Nick Markakis have great potential.

And don't forget that devil/owner Peter Angelos has got to be due for a stroke or a heart attack or something sometime soon, and the future is bright in Camden Yards (except for that whole being in the same division as the Yanks and Red Sox thing).

OK, now I feel kinda queasy... I'm gonna go lie down and watch my tape of the 1995 World Series highlights.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Uses for cardboard tubing

It has long been my stance that cardboard is the greatest invention ever -- other argue plastic, but what do you think plastic is packed in? (Yeah, that shut you up good).

Anywho, cardboard tubes are the red-headed step-children of the cardboard family. But I have now discovered another use: wire holder.

So that brings the list to:

1. Samurai sword
2. Arts & crafts
3. Hamster/small pet rodent tunnel
4. Possibly some sort of viewing apparatus for kids
5. Wire holders

Quite extensive, I know, but once again my Cardboard Theory strikes another blow to the jaw of plastic supporters everywhere.

Rejoice.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

I hate February

I really do. Lousy good-for-nothing month.

It didn't even have the Super Bowl until recently. I mean the Daytona 500 is cool and all, but that's it.

I don't get excited over pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training -- or even for ST at all.

We got college basketball's regular season stretch run, and doldrum NBA and NHL regular season action. Yippie.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Tough loss for the Tide

75-69 at Ole Miss.

Not the way we wanted to start the brutal four-game stretch that has a date in Gainesville on the 14th, comes back home vs. Kentucky the 17th and finishes at Tennessee on the 21st.

Really wanted to split it, and today was almost a must-win for that scenario.

I'll tell you who needs to step up: Alonzo Gee, where the hell has he been in league play?

Global domination

This is not a political post, by the way.

No, this is about me taking over the world... imaginary world, anyway.

Yes, I am talking about Risk, the game of global domination.

Well, last night I played it for the first time in years. I had quit because every Christmas my uncle would mercilessly crush me in it.

So last night my buddy Jimmy calls me up and says we're going down to see his friend Garth, about 45 minutes away. When we get there at 3 in the morning, the whiskey and other things start flowing.

I wasn't the first to get eliminated, I thought this was a major accomplishment. Well, I ended up winning the whole damn thing. That's right: I am the supreme emperor of the world.

It feels good, especially since I played against people who play every night. About 6 of them, I think. I can't tell you exactly what happened because I don't remember a lot of it. But what I can tell you is that Iceland was crucial.

So, here's to you Iceland: you may have been assholes in D2, but may you now be the jewel of my mythological empire.

Friday, February 09, 2007

I hate wusses, but I like Saliva

Sorry I didn't post anything yesterday, I was just too distraught over Anna Nicole Smith's death.

From the department of people need to grow some fucking balls

Comes this.

In the words of Luke Wilson in Anchorman: "This is gettin to be ri-god-damn-diculous!"

Seriously, if a commercial about a friggin robot jumping off of a bridge gets you all sad and bothered, please kill yourself. Do the gene pool a favor and erase yourself from it.

Also, the Snickers ad that had those two dudes accidentally kiss got pulled because it was "homophobic." If anything, it was making fun of homophobes.

I hate people sometimes.

Got the new Saliva CD, Blood stained love story

It's gonna take some getting used to.

It's obvious they're trying to do something different -- which I'm all for. I mean, it's better than taking the Nickelback route: make a successful CD, then go "ooh, people buy that, let's make every other CD just like it."

I dunno, seems a bit overproduced for my taste. Not that Saliva is some revolutionary band or anything, but they're good at making kick ass hard rock. They're one of those bands that I liked OK, but then saw them live and fell in musical love with them because they put on one hell of a show.

Every Six Seconds and Survival of the Sickest were straightforward, crank-it-up to 11 hard rock CDs. Back Into Your System was kind of ballady, not my favorite.

But this one... can't quite put my finger on it. Gonna hafta listen to it a few more times. However, I can say that my initial impression is that the band's core sound was hurt a bit by the departure of guitarist Chris D’abaldo.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Treadmills, filtered water, high schoolers and Ron Steele

First, let me start by saying I now remember one of the big reasons I went to Alabama for college: Baltimore is fucking cold in the winter. At Bama, a hoodie and jeans was suffice enough for the winter months. Not here. On the other hand, I get to see snow again. That's always cool.

Take that, procrastination! Part 2
So I've started to work out again. The gym at my apartment complex is nice -- and best of all it's open 24 hours. I haven't worked out seriously since last winter, on the count of being sick, working at the newspaper and then getting lazy.

Of course, it'd be a whole lot cooler if my friends up here played basketball -- or any sports besides Wii Sports, the fuckers. I like that about 100 times better as a cardio workout than running on a treadmill or using an exercise bike.

I guess my goal of this is to get back into shape and to get rid of my beer. While I'm proud of the time and effort I put into building that gut (OK, so maybe proud should be replaced with "had a ton of fun making"), it's time to bid it adieu.

Alabama won it's third straight game tonight, beating Mississippi State on a Ronald "Man of" Steele layup with 6.7 seconds left. Nice to see the Tide eek out another win over a clearly inferior opponent. Seriously, this is getting fucking old.

Hopefully, Steele will magically get better and Jermareo Davidson's vow to play in the honor of his late girlfriend and brother leads him to become a monster in March. It will also help if Richard Hendrix continues to drop 22 and 10 every night (you know, come to think of it: in our public speaking class last year, he did say the Tide was making the Final 4 this season... just saying).

My last thought pertains to what has now become a national spectacle: college football signing day. Now, I've never been too bonkers over this, but I do follow it. It's always nice to see who's coming to play for Bama.

However, it miffs me that it's become the livelihood for so many members of the media. I mean, so many times guys come in as 5 star recruits only to end up on the bench or in jail. So forgive me if I'm not uber-excited about Rivals.com ranking Nick Saban's first class number 10 in the nation. I mean it's cool and all, but more times than not they're wrong.

Case in point? Demeco Ryans, D.J. Hall and Tyrone Prothro: all rated 3-star recruits. So that's the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, the man who will own every Alabama receiving record by the end of his career and the Tide's best all-purpose weapon since David Palmer. Yep.

Note: I'm gonna try and put some more photos on here to spruce things up a bit. Hopefully I don't get sued.

Photo Credits

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Super Bowl XLI

Doing my best Sports Guy imitation (sounds so much better than “stealing his idea), I’ve decided to keep a running diary of my Super Bowl experience.

Opening kick – I can't believe the morons actually kicked it to Devin Hester, the morons. My buddy Clint’s (an Indy fan) text message said it all: “Fuck.”

6:33 – And Manning’s first interception. And the now infamous “Manning Face” makes an appearance.

6:34 – Not only am I going to have to explain football to one of the females in attendance, but now she and the other woman are fucking knitting. Jesus H. Christ. Last year I had 4 beautiful young ladies make me some of the most delicious food I’ve ever had, and now… knitting.

6:35 – Looks like Budweiser brought their A-game again, solid first effort with the “Rock, Paper, Scissors” commercial.

6:40 – The aforementioned girl that I’

6:47 – Reggie Wayne wide-the-hell-open. Shootout: begin. And now they just fucked up the PAT. Hahahaha. Hmm, two former Miami Hurricanes have scored the first two touchdowns. Where’s 2 Live Crew at?

6:50 – See, you don’t kick it to Hester, you end up getting a fumble recovery.

6:51 – Annnnnd the Bears get it right back. It took all year, but Addai has finally become the fuckup I said he would be when they drafted him.

6:52 – Thomas Jones (one of my 3 picks to win the MVP, along with Hester and dark horse Ced Benson) breaks a huge run, proving that Colts run D still sucks and that Brian Billick can bite me.

6:54 – Sexy Rexy with a bullet for a touchdown. That was not only directed to Mushin Muhammad, but to the heads of every critic.

6:57 – I like how it only rains in Miami about 3 days during non-hurricane season, and that tonight is one of them.

6:58 – Good lord, Lauren (the one asking all the questions) has seriously forgotten every touchdown exactly 30 seconds after they happened. Help me.

7:02 – Maureen (the other girl here) earned some points with her “these announcer guys are stupid.” Of course, she’s also knitting, so she’s about 500 in the red.

7:04 – Dammit Ced, way to make me look bad.

7:17 – I just finished making some ranch, cheese and bacon dip that my homey Nate taught me, and maaaan it is good something fierce.

7:51 – Two more fumbles, this game is suddenly becoming uglier than last year’s affair. Maureen also described a burp as “pretty”… I have no words for that.

7:56 – Holy shit, Adam Vinatieri just missed a FG in the Super Bowl. I expect to see the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse anytime now.

Halftime thoughts: Ugly game, but not boring. Really surprised the rain has fucke dup the Bears so much. Commercials have sucked, outside of Budweiser. My wings were bloody cold, but good. The girls stopped knitting, for now anyway. In other news, Lauren can’t properly open a bottle of beer. And here comes Prince, baby!

Actually, that show wasn’t half bad. Even threw in a Foo Fighters cover, not bad at all. Dude’s a wicked guitarist.

8:28 – Hmm, the wet field is already playing a role. In the words of some former SportsCenter anchor whose name is not important to remember: “We have a developing situation.”

8:39 – Big hold for the Bears right there. Let’s see if that lost timeout will hurt the Colts later on.

8:58 – Why don’t the Bears move Hester up in the kick return formation to field these squibs? I don’t get it.

9:00 – Hey, that Kevin Federline commercial was actually kinda funny.

9:03 – Bad Rex has showed up. He’s lucky that lob wasn’t picked, he should’ve ran it.

9:12 – An astute observation from my pals Ben and Vinny: Cal Ripken, Jr. looks like Steve from The Jerry Springer Show.

9:15 – Something I feel you should know: my friend Tim put an entry on UrbanDictionary.com for “road boner” – now you know.

9:18 – How is Marvin Harrison’s leg still in one piece after that hit?

9:24 – And this very well be the ball game, folks. Horrible throw by Grossman.

9:30 – Good play call, another bad throw by Grossman. The Fat Lady is singing “Do, Re, Mi” right about now.

9:36 – Mark Anderson with a sack, Roll Tide!

9:42 – The no-huddle is working, maybe I spoke too soon.

9:58 – Nope, I didn’t. Tough choice for MVP, although Manning will probably get it. And now, everyone will finally get off of his back… I still hate him, though. And now we’ll hear an endless string of “he finally fulfilled his destiny” stories, dammit.

Well, wasn’t a horrible game. Wasn’t great, either. Commercials were sucky in general. The dip was good, I’m proud of that. OK, I have nothing more to add, peace.

Friday, February 02, 2007

My Super Bowl Pick

So, I suppose I should chime in with this, eh?

I like da Bears. Why? I shall answer:

1. They're 7 point underdogs. No NFL team -- especially in this day and age -- that makes the Super Bowl should be that big of an underdog.

2. Everyone in the free world (both rockin' and non-rockin') is picking the Colts.

3. Last time I backed a heavy favorite, the Patriots started their dynasty by shocking The Greatest Show on Turf. Knew this guy from New England, told him the Rams were not only going to win easily, but that they would break the 49ers SB scoring record in the process. After Vinatieri's kicked sailed through the uprights, I get a call from said chowder-head saying "Huh!? Scoring record huh?! Take that ya little shit!"

4. PEYTON MANNING IS STARTING IN A BIG GAME, PEOPLE! Sure, he won the AFC title -- and that boosted his record in games that actually mean shit to something like 1-746.

Give me daaaaaaaaaaaa Bears.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Sometimes, my fellow Bama Nation angers me

So, I go check out Tidesports to get some input on Wednesday night's big Bama basketball victory.

Yet, I find three articles -- including the main one -- and one column on the fact that Alabama football is finally off of all probation and repeat offender status.

A big story, no doubt, but the fact that an absolutely huge and possible season altering basketball win got one measly story is pathetic.

There seems to be a prevalent "what have you done for me lately?" attitude when it comes to Alabama hoops.

Which I find funny, because the Bama hoops program could justifiably hold that attitude towards the fan base.

I know we are and will always be a football school, and I don't wish that to change, I just wish the program would get some fucking respect -- especially Coach Gottfried.