Tim James, I’m not from the government, but I’m here to help.
You’ve done stepped in it, son. You had things going your way with that driver’s license test-in-English viral ad, but then you had to go and blow all that momentum with that silly crack about Nick Saban that’s got every ‘Bama fan in the state (some of them even vote, you know) up in arms.
Even that shiny-headed fool Paul Finebaum has decided to weigh in. And if there’s one thing he excels at, it’s pot stirring.
It ain’t good, aight?
There’s a way out of the political wilderness for you, though, if you’ll only grab it.
What in the h e double-l am I talking about? Hear me out.
That’s a web site dedicated to exposing the practice by certain schools of signing more college football players than there’s room for on the roster, in the expectation that things will sort themselves out one way or another by the NCAA deadline. As a number of busybodies have recently pointed out, two of the leading practitioners of oversigning happen to set up shop in your fair state.
Now understand, there’s nothing illegal about oversigning. As long as the overall roster gets down to 85 kids by the deadline, no harm, no foul. But as folks like to say, aggressive oversigning does push the envelope somewhat. And because of that, some people are a might sensitive about the subject. That Jay Christensen fellah’s noted that Oversigning.com has had over 300,000 hits in the last 48 hours since everybody and his brother started linking to these charts. It’s safe to say that it’s stirred up a hornets nest. It’s also safe to say that a bunch of those hornets are going to be pulling a voting lever on June 1st.
That’s where you jump in. Here’s your chance to be a uniter, not a divider. Turn this football thing around. Condemn Oversigning.com. The guy running it is probably a jealous Northerner; tell him to keep his nose out of Alabama’s business. And since this is a numbers game that both Alabama and Auburn engage in, nobody can accuse you of taking sides. Heck, man, you’ve got a chance to defend Nick Saban here. D0 not blow it.
It makes sense. Does it to you?