Run, Forrest.

You know, I sometimes wonder if there are days when Nick Saban looks around and asks, “what have I gotten myself into?”.

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33 responses to “Run, Forrest.

  1. DugLite

    The state of Alabama need a professional sport team….oh wait.

  2. Irishdawg

    That’s kind of pathetic. I’ve always wondered what spurs a fully grown adult to indulge in the same type of gooey hero worship with sports stars or celebrities that teenage girls do with boy bands

    • Anon

      And I bet those people make fun of the DragonCon types. They’re the exact same creature.

      • McTyre

        SOooo true.

      • Dog in Fla

        Lucky for them that DragonCon 2014 and West Virginia are scheduled on the same weekend

        http://www.dragoncon.org/

        • UnionJack

          I just wish the downtown ATL hotels would release the elevator surveillance videos from Fri and Sat nights of DragonCon/Chick Fil A college football kickoff. AL and WVU mixing with the DragonCon attendees – that is people watching GOLD.

          • Mudcats Impala...

            Pridefest & the NASCAR Race are that weekend too… :-)

            • Dog in Fla

              That’s what makes it the Mother of All Events Weekend

            • UnionJack

              Totally forgot about that … I guess Pridefest also will be centered in Downtown but do a lot of folks coming in for NASCAR stay in downtown hotels?

              No doubt about it though – you could bring your whole family to Metro Atlanta for Labor Day weekend and they will all be able to find something to do.

          • Dog in Fla

            I just wish that Stephen Garcia could be there to report on and take part in both glorious events

            • Dog in Fla

              delete “take part in both glorious events”
              replace with “take part in all four glorious events”

    • 3rdandGrantham

      Agree. You can add adult men who wear jerseys of their favorite player to that. To live your life in worship of someone or some thing, neither of which has no direct, meaningful impact on your life whatsoever, is totally beyond me.

      My favorites are the pics of of the fat slobs. If they cared as much about their personal health as they did Saban/Bama football, they would be a perfect model for the next P90X series.

    • +1, Irish. I’ve never understood it. But celebrity worship is rampant today.
      ~~~

  3. Jack Klompus

    The guy in the “Pro Camps” shirt must be his daily lunch delivery guy. Dude is quick and came out of nowhere to blow by that old lady.

    • Dog in Fla

      She’s probably thinking exactly the same thing I think at the end of each 5K when the 8 month pregnant chick pushing a baby in a stroller blows right past me at the finish line

  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    He created that monster.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      No, HB, if I may beg to differ, that monster was already there, Nick just woke it up. Losing to Auburn last year, the way they lost…these people are just barely sane, in a general sense. Think the Pope visiting South America.

      • Dog in Fla

        Nick is an outlier breaking the streak of head coaches named Mike. After he leaves, they’ll go back to hiring Mikes and normalcy will be resumed in the SEC West

  5. Rocket Dawg

    I saw a video of this entitled the “Running of the Gumps”. Classic!

  6. Dog in Fla

    Tasha’s got a little bit too much Alabama on her

  7. Russ

    Well, on the plus side, that’s obviously the first time many of them have run since the grand opening of the local Krispey Kreme. Exercise is good, regardless of the motivation.

    • Just Chuck (The Other One)

      Not if it gives you a heart attack. Some of these folks look like good candidates.

      • 3rdandGrantham

        Yep. My brother is an ER doc in Colorado. After a good snowfall, they can pretty much set their clocks as to when they’ll get flooded with patients suffering heart attacks (usually within 12 hours). This is due to all those who venture out to shovel snow (which is a grueling workout) that are in no shape to due so.

        They actually ramp up their staff due to this, and this is in the healthy state of Colorado, which couldn’t be any more different than Alabama.

  8. Spike

    Was it Bama Fat Ass day too?

    • Dog in Fla

      That’s every day in the Heart of Dixie

      • 3rdandGrantham

        …and pretty much anywhere in the deep south.

        • Dog in Fla

          Experts have even spotted clusters of fatties in Florida, which runs against the notion that somehow Florida is not part of the deep fat fried South

          • 3rdandGrantham

            As someone who used to live in Florida, I can attest that, the further south you go, the further north you go. I never saw a lot of fat people in WPB or Naples. Ocala, Live Oak, and the Panhandle? Everywhere.

            • Dog in Fla

              “the further south you go, the further north you go.”

              …the next thing you know, you’re in the middle of New Jersey

  9. Mudcats Impala...

    Meanwhile… Saturday on the Flats….;-)

  10. Cousin Eddie

    Did Saban sign “first” on the first signature? Just like when he comments on ATL journal articles?