Around the Bowl, Down the Hole, Roll, Tide, RollNovember 20th, 2007 at 2:04 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes
Nick Saban, the Red Tide’s multi-million dollar man, has given me yet another reason to root against them: Alabama’s loss to Louisana-Monroe a castrophe – you know, like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.
Citing the 9-11 terrorist attacks and Pearl Harbor, Saban said Monday his team must rebound like America did from a “catastrophic event.”
In this case, that would be an embarrassing 21-14 loss Saturday to Louisiana-Monroe, dropping the Tide’s record to 6-5.
“Changes in history usually occur after some kind of catastrophic event,” Saban said during the opening remarks of his weekly news conference. “It may be 9-11, which sort of changed the spirit of America relative to catastrophic events. Pearl Harbor kind of got us ready for World War II, or whatever, and that was a catastrophic event.”
Alabama’s just getting ready to face No. 25 Auburn, its biggest rival, on Saturday.
Simply calling Saban a douche doesn’t quite cover it, but it’s a start. The administration quickly swooped in like a giant housecat and tried to cover Saban’s verbal poo with some Gritty Kitty™.
Oh, I get it now. I’m sure the survivors of those who were burned up, crushed or jumped from the WTC or were blown up by the Japs at Pearl Harbor completely relate to two football losses in a row.
This is understandable, however, from a man who was so committed to the Miami Dolphins’ training camp regimen that he couldn’t make the time to break bread with the leader of the free world. Perhaps if President Junior had offered Nicky a few million bucks to join him, he would have reconsidered.
Soldier on, Nick!