I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Bill in Birmingham
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|1 day 1 hour ago||But the #1 meant no more at||
But the #1 meant no more at Michigan than it did anywhere else until after Anthony Carter had worn it.
|2 days 19 hours ago||I have lived in the South my||
I have lived in the South my entire life except for three years in high school in Michigan and four of the greatest years of my life in Ann Arbor. And I completely agree with your sentiment.
|2 days 19 hours ago||You are right about the||
You are right about the people who travel to games. But unfortunately your hypothesis about the number of crazy Alabama fans is also correct.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Agreed. OSU fans are more||
Agreed. OSU fans are more likely to beat you up outside their stadium, but Alabama fans are more likely to kill a fellow fan for not being fan enough. The fringe of Alabama fans are OSU fans on steroids.I spoke in an earlier post when posters talked about having good experiences with Bama fans at Bowl games, Jerry world etc. I think the Bama fans who are well off enough to go to games, etc. are better than OSU fans. It is the people who treat George Wallace (along with Bear Bryant) with reverence to this day that are the scary ones. I will say that Auburn does not have to send out warnings to fans not to wear their colors to Bryant Denny.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I am as appalled as you are||
I am as appalled as you are by the situation, believe me. The suburb of Birmingham in which it occurred is just a few miles from my home and the poor woman had three children. But ironically your post discussed many of what I believe to be the underlying reasons for this element of the Alabama fan base including anger, fear, jealousy and most of all socioeconomic status. The attitude is "I'm never going to amount to anything nor will my kids, but we still have our Tide." It's really quite sad, when you look beyond people who do genuine harm like this awful woman or even Harvey Updyke.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I am really genuinely pissed||
I am genuinely pissed off about the way that kid has been treated although impressed by the backlash of support. However as seriously as I take that situation, your comment cracked me up.....another case where I wish I could upvote.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I read this a while back and||
I read this a while back and found it hysterical. (As I did his #2 on the list, Ohio State.) But this part was absolutely spot on, and not necessarily in a funny way.
|2 days 21 hours ago||That is one the five most||
That is one the five most ridiculous statements I have ever heard. And I know both fan bases very well.
|3 days 6 hours ago||The people who shoot others||
The people who shoot others in the parking lot over a loss or poison trees are not the kinds of Alabama fans you are going to meet at the Orange Bowl or at Jerry world.
|3 days 7 hours ago||They'll match it.||
They'll match it.
|3 days 7 hours ago||There has actually been an||
There has actually been an amazing outpouring of support for him (Tweets from teammates, a Facebook page expressly to support him has been huge.) I sent him a message of support from a Michigan fan on the Facebook page. The support has been really good to see. The bastards threatening him.......pathetic.
|3 days 7 hours ago||There are plenty of great||
There are plenty of great people who are Alabama fans. I know. I live here. But there is undeniably a large number of them who are pathetic losers in the things that matter in life.
|3 days 7 hours ago||It's really not all of them.||
It's really not all of them. Many of my closest friends, a number of my employees, etc. are Bama fans. They root for their team like we do. However, there is a very large element of the population of this State that is uneducated, has limited prospects and have a bizzare world view that has their very sense of self worth tied directly to Alabama's football program. The truth of the matter is that many of these people resent their fellow fans that went to college, even the University of Alabama. But the Tide, that is worth caring about. It is absolutely surreal.
|3 days 8 hours ago||The local news report said||
The local news report said that the murderer told the police, "I didn't mean to kill her. Can I go home now?"
|3 days 8 hours ago||You have to remember that||
You have to remember that this is the city where Paul Finebaum and his Jerry Springer show rejects live. It is an unbelievable tragedy, but nothing some of these people do surprises me.
|3 days 8 hours ago||I know this is not admirable,||
I know this is not admirable, but anything related to App State depresses me.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I sincerely hope your first||
I sincerely hope your first paragraph was intended to be sarcastic.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Not fair.||
|3 days 16 hours ago||I cannot speak to UCLA, but||
I cannot speak to UCLA, but that is simply not true about what happened at Auburn. They had a down year in 2007 that was due at least as much to a worse than normal defense as problems on offense. At the end of the year Tuberville panicked and went with a spread even though it was completely inconsistent with his overall defense and kicking game focused coaching philosophy. The next year, his first after Borges, Tubs was fired. You can complain about Borges' performance at Michigan all you want. But he did a good job at Auburn.
|3 days 17 hours ago||This is one of the most||
This is one of the most thoughtful posts that I have read on this Board in a while. It is also why I have been slower to call for Borges' firing than most here. To me it seems very plausible at a high level for Hoke to be committed to run between the tackles even though he dosesn't call the plays. He has said from Day One that is who he is. I believe this year, the first post-Denard, was the year the staff committed that this is who we are going to be even if we take our lumps in the process. And because of that, the OC is the obvious person to target.
Being married to an Auburn fan and going to one or two of their games a year usually, I can say that I have seen Borges run some very good offenses. And I have heard the stories about three first round draft choices in the backfield on this board. But the truth of the matter is those guys and that offense badly underachieved before he got there. I have had very knowledgeable Auburn fans (including people who played at the college level and know more than most of us) tell me how jealous they are that we got him. Tuberville's record went south when he let Borges go.
I understand the frustration at the play calling this year. I don't know how many times I have sworn at a run up the middle this year knowing it was going to fail. But I don't believe this is as simple as "Borges sucks" like many of us are trying to make it out to be.
I hope Bolivia is nice this time of year.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Gosh, I have never heard that||
Gosh, I have never heard that before. What a swell idea.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Sorry, I downvoted you||
Sorry, I downvoted you without reading your post. Anything giving attention to Drew Sharp is a bad thing IMO.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I am covinced that the health||
I am covinced that the health scare was Sabanitis.
|5 days 7 hours ago||And remember. There are||
And remember. There are billions and billions of underclassmen on this team.
|5 days 8 hours ago||His words must have involved||
His words must have involved an unnatural act between the official's wife and a goat, because that kind of stuff never gets called.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Plus 1,000.||
|5 days 10 hours ago||This is my feeling exactly. I||
This is my feeling exactly. I have seen Borges offenses work really well at Auburn. But either way MANBALL is what Brady Hoke wants. The spread is not coming back while he is the coach. I happen to believe that Borges is more imaginitive than most MANBALL OC's. But either way, it's Hoke's decision and he is the one who should be accountable.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I am glad to hear someone say||
I am glad to hear someone say something logical. The game plan today was fantastic. The offense and the play calling were more than good enough to win this game. I got so tired today every time a play didn't work. OMG, bad call. Borges is fat. Blahblahblah. The offense was terrible this year and holding Borges accountable is fair. But blaming him for the loss today is just being blind. They played their best game and came up just short against a better team. Saying all of that, I do believe that next year will be better, with or without Borges.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Anyones who does not do this||
Anyones who does not do this against us is not good at logic.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Wangler started in 1979.||
Wangler started in 1979. Hewlett started the first two games of 1980 after Lawrence Taylor destroyed Wangs' knee on the Gator Bowl. Wangler started the rest of 1980 even with a terrible knee.