Daily Archives: June 15, 2016

“That will change the entire mood of SEC football games.”

This deal with LSU banning opponents’ marching bands from performing at half time just gets weirder and weirder.  On the one hand, there’s an attempt to make it sound as if something sinister happened.

There have been incidents involving opposing band members, Nunez noted, but he declined to reveal specifics.

“Risk (management officials) looked at this because of a couple of situations that have happened in the past — very close situations, things considered something we needed to keep our eye on,” he said. “They asked us to look at this. If you remember, a year and a half ago, we went and added a fence behind our home team bench. It was part of this whole situation, trying to create a buffer.”

The incidents have not involved LSU band members, Nunez said.

“There are some situations, not between band to band,” he said.

“Usually the band communities are very cordial. They work well with each other. That’s never been a problem. Again, it goes back to some safety issue we’ve had in that small space.”

I said sinister.  Nobody said anything about coherent.

But even with that ominous cloud hanging over LSU’s brave move, there’s still a chance this aggression might not stand.

Eddie Nunez, LSU’s deputy director of athletics, said athletics officials plan to meet with members of the school’s risk management team soon to devise a safer plan for the cramped sidelines, allowing the school to lift the policy — potentially ahead of the upcoming season.

“We’re still looking at this. This is still being assessed,” Nunez said this weekend. “This is not a dead decision. This is something we’re actively looking at, going to be meeting with risk management again. We’re going to try to do what we can to make this work. If we can, we will try to make it work. We would love to continue the pageantry.”

Really, guys, if piped in music is that important to you, just go ahead and say so.  Besides, think of all that extra revenue you can take in when you sell those seats you used to give to other schools’ bands!

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Filed under It's All Just Made Up And Flagellant, SEC Football

Quite the career path you’ve chosen, fella.

Well, here’s one you don’t hear every day: a man who once held an equity position in one of Michigan’s largest law firms and was well connected enough to have been considered the favorite in a race for a Congressional seat sued his firm for treating his decision to take a temporary leave of absence to join Alabama’s coaching staff as a withdrawal.  (He lost.)

Best of all, he characterized the move as “a temporary career enhancing opportunity … that could help the firm expand its legal practice”.  Uh huh.  That’s what they all say.

So where is he now?

After owning a stake Michigan’s oldest law firm, Altobelli has been on the Alabama staff in a relatively low-level position since. He was paid a total of $45,318 in 2015, according to University of Alabama payroll records, to be one of eight analysts on the football staff. The title is also held by several young coaching prospects like William Vlachos and Wes Neighbors, both of whom played at Alabama in the last five seasons.

Sounds like his practice has really taken off.

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Corch, I find your faith disturbing.

Tim Tebow, a GPOOE™ for the rest of civilization.

The next thing you know, Meyer’s going to have a copy of the promise plaque installed on a wall at The Shoe.

You’d think the Buckeyes could find somebody of their own worthy of inspiration.  Besides, didn’t Tebow beat Ohio State to win a national title?

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Filed under Tim Tebow: Rock Star, Urban Meyer Points and Stares