It's so that boosters can throw money into the fountain like a wishing well. Don't know where the money will end up, but I'm sure their boosters will get their wishes.
"necessary" or not isn't the question. It's "who's paying for them." That's the question. Since it's 'Bama the answer is probably "rich booster," to which, whatever. *shrug*
I'd like to take bets on who you think the first player to piss in the fountain will be.
I'll take Hand on his official visit for $20.
Da'Shawn knows that you "Can't go chasing waterfall. Stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to."
They should put their core values behind the waterfall, kinda like how Michigan basketball has a block M behind theirs.
"Do Not Kill"
"Do Not Steal"
"Do Not Pee in the Waterfall"
Does anyone else have the strongest desire to go pee right now?
That's not a waterfall to them. That's a shower.
They're not insanely expensive to install indoors or anything. They're just fucking dumb.
Hey, well its a good thing that the NCAA mandates that "student"-athletes don't get extra benefits not available to every other student. I mean have you seen their weight room? The NCRB puts it to shame. These guys are average "students" and are treated as such. What a farce. Just allow non-students to represent the school as athletes, its so rediculous to continue to pretend that the current college sports model fits in with the "sound mind sound body" mantra that was likely the original intention of college sports.
No, but I do it anyway because it's sterile, and I like the taste.
When boosters are paying ridiculous amounts of money to ensure Saban keeps doing what he's doing, this is the result. You've got so much money that you don't know what to do with it all. Hence, waterfalls.
I imgined something more like this...
A Hillybilly waterpark. Bravo.
That must be right next door to this:
we have waterfalls!
In most cases before a bubble is burst, there are extreme examples of excess. After the burst, people scratch their heads and say about the foolishness "what were they thinking?" The day of reckoning can't be far away.
At least this is in a public concourse where people will see it, not a locker room.
Don't go chasing waterfalls
you could lose a (left) eye...
EDIT: damnit, self score of redundant. Too slow.
Saban don't want no scrubs.
Edit: Damn. Too slow.
I was kind of expecting these.
They're like waterfalls, right?
Putting a waterfall/waterwall in the front entrance of your basketball arena as a focal point for everyone to see, is a bit different than putting one in a lockeroom.
No, I think what you mean is "If the SEC does something, it's undoubtably insane and they're trying to buy recruits. If Michigan does something, it's obviously completely altruistic and just, no matter the circumstances." Because every Michigan basketball players NEEDS an iPad, a "player's lounge, a recreation area featuring lounge chairs, video game systems and an 84-inch television screen that also has the ability to be split into four separate 42-inch monitors", " three built-in touch-screen monitors resting below a large block "M". http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-basketball/a-look-inside-michigan-basketballs-new-crown-jewel-the-player-development-center/ . Or a " $26.1 million indoor football practice facility". Or indoor and outdoor lacrosse fields, including an indoor arena. I got tired of looking this up, but there's plenty more if you'd like more evidence. Please, lets continue to rail on the excesses of the SEC. I'm enjoying the hypocrisy.
Your novelty account isn't very novel anymore.
Shut the fuck up. I am riled up, happy? You're a piece of garbage who spends at least 75% of your time attacking random people on here. "Herm" hasn't been around for a while, sorry I don't feel like changing an irrelevant name to suit a little bitch like yourself. You start EVERY SINGLE POST with a personal attack. Can we honestly take a look at banning this chachbag? Let's take a sampling (i.e. 80% of the his most recent posts... go look for yourselves) of the awesome insights and nice things you have to contribute:
"Are you in high school? Honest question, since you do not seem to understand very basic stats concepts..."
"Do you honestly not remebers Tigers games 10 years ago? Getting shelled for 8 runs in the first inning is not fun."
"DERRRRR. Prince is entirely not the problem."
"Who would you have close? Oh, right. There aren't much better options..."
"Stop drinking at the bar and drink at home. Problem solved."
""lolwut? Have you seen other school's schedules?"
"What exactly would you expect him to say? "I did PED's, please suspend me for 50 games"?"
"You have no god damn idea what you are talking about."
"Nothing like Herm calling someone else a liar"
"No. The advances stats describe the team in a more complete way then just the total number of wins the Tigers have. You are missing the forest through the trees in your chase to be as negative as possible."
"It's pretty clear you don't like watching Tigers games. So maybe go mow the lawn?"
"Take a stats class and learn something."
Sorry MGoBloggers, I had to use so much space to prove what a worthless poster this little guy is. Honestly, at least throw out a real opinion once in a while. You're just a little bitch who likes to try to start fights on a MESSAGE BOARD for God's sake. Herm was a novelty, it was funny for a while, then it wasn't, so Herm's been gone for 4-5 months. I'd really like to see what your home life is like, because if you're anything like you are on here, you must lead a sad and miserable existence. No wonder you live in a state where it's easy to avoid human contact. I may occasionally be sarcastic or condescending at times, but at least I try to back up what I state with some valid points or evidence.
I know you two have a history of going back and forth, but the personal stuff is over the line and isn't something that should get posted.
If you're interested in getting a new account and keeping your points, that's something that can be done. You can also just change your name yourself if you don't care about doing any more ~Herm posts.
The history was a one way street until now.
And now that you say it, I would like to change my name to "david from wyoming has verbal and fecal incontinence".
Thank you very much in advance.
Hugs and kisses david, I'm sure you'll grow out of the bed wetting eventually.
it's you here. Stop.
Not taking a position on the spat, just like it when people do their homework.
When you win 3 of the last 4 MNCs, you can put a big top circus in your football building for all I care.
while Harbaugh goes for gold-plated personal toilets. It's how the big boys roll these days.
If you're going to blow a whole bunch of $ on something to make the program more attractive to recruits, I'd think that some state of the art tech for the training facilities would give them more bang for the buck than a waterfall.
Should just get a whole Holidome. But like for serious.
I am more worried about the bitches in the locker room situation.
If it's a five story water feature made of pink marble like the picture that they are showing of the waterfall in the Trump Tower atrium then, yeah, that's kind of impressive.
We used to have them in the men's restrooms at Michigan Stadium. I guess Alabama is just playing catchup.
Yes. Urine is ~95% water, so indeed waterfalls in the restroom. I contributed to those old waterfalls many times.
that the top recruits have told to not go and chase waterfalls.
We should be in good shape because they should stick to the rivers and lakes that they are used to.
Never heard that song referenced that way before. Not sure if it will fly but very interesting.
There is an article which outlines some of the other improvements here - (LINK)
"Along with the "waterfall," Alabama's players will come back to new lockers, graphics, position meeting rooms and a theater-style meeting room -- located where the Crimson Tide previously pumped iron -- when they kick off camp in August."
Further, each locker will have an iPhone jack, and it describes the waterfall as "coming from a system which will flow a few feet from the hot and cold tubs near the locker room". This also links to an article where Scott Cochran, their S&C director, goes on at length about the new weight room.