Daily Archives: May 16, 2009

Wait ’til they hear about the window treatments.

Jesus H. Christ on a bicycle, how dumb are these people?

… Saban will play himself in the big-screen version of Michael Lewis’ book “The Blind Side,” which examines the Memphis-based recruitment of former Ole Miss offensive lineman Michael Oher.

It sounds simple enough. But since the book is set in 2004, Saban’s character is recruiting Oher to LSU as the Tigers’ former head coach. That’s an interesting turn for anyone who has followed the Alabama-LSU rivalry the past few years.

“It’s a historic event. So it’s a part of the history,” Saban said before tonight’s appearance at a Crimson Caravan event in Montgomery. “I mean, you really can’t change history. I explained it to our players, and I think our players understand that. It’s just one of those things. It has nothing to do with my love and my passion for the University of Alabama, and our players on our team, I think, understand that as well.”

Let me get this straight.  It’s a role.  In a movie.  Of events that took place several years ago.  And yet Saban has to explain to his players why he’s not dressed in Crimson and White?  And he “thinks” his players understand that?  Holy Mother of Crap, I’m not believing this.

Besides, you’d figure if there was anyone who would be comfortable with the concept of living in the past, it would be Alabama folks.

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UPDATE: Todd over at Roll ‘Bama Roll has a snappy comeback for me.  It’s not bad, but not as good as I’ve gotten from Florida fans.  Then again, the Gators have had more practice.

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Kiffin watch: proud to be an Okee from Pahokee, or something like that.

What do you get when you mix a dumbass with a stubborn prick?  Something like this:

… I know tempers are ablaze on all three sides of this problem (Pahokee’s, Tennessee’s and UF’s), but let’s step back for a second and look at this objectively. Eventually this thing has to end (right?), but how exactly is that going to happen?

“It needs to end,” Thompson said. “It’ll end when Tennessee does what they’re supposed to do.”

The options at this point look like this, in no particular order: 1. Kiffin concedes and flies down here, 2. Alejo backs down from his demand, 3. The school district intercedes and overrules Alejo, allowing the Vols on campus.

At this point, Option 2 is unfathomable. Right or wrong, Alejo seems to have painted himself into a corner and it’s unlikely he’s going to back off his original requirement of Kiffin coming down to a public meeting in Pahokee. Not many people back down once they get to this point.

Option 1 is hard to believe, too, although I wouldn’t rule it out. Like Kiffin or not, and I’m guessing most of our readers don’t, he’s got a pretty demanding job. Not a lot of major college coaches have time to devote to town hall meetings. Furthermore, Kiffin feels as though he has already apologized over and over. He’s not crazy. He apologized on ESPN, apologized to Thompson and apologized in this newspaper. Alejo and Pope say those apologies were directed only toward Thompson, not the community, students and school staff.

Don’t count on Option 3. School district spokesman Nat Harrington said Thursday the county’s policies “absolutely” stand behind Alejo.

“He’s protecting the school and the students, and that’s what we expect him to do,” Harrington said.

“In a situation like this, the principal is the authority on that campus. If he views that anyone is a disruption to his campus, the policy backs him up on that.”

This is the flip side to “it’s all good – we’re getting Tennessee’s name out there” publicity.  Junior’s too stupid to realize that an ongoing fight with some petty high school principal just makes him look smaller than he wants to project.  It’s one thing to trade barbs with coaches who’ve won national championships.  What good does it do to take a shot at the head of Pahokee High?

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What’s the hurry?

The AJ-C’s Darryl Maxie does a nice job of summarizing the negatives to an early signing day.  Not surprisingly, they all seem to fall on the backs of the recruits.

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