We built this city.

Boy, you’d figure if anybody out there would be at the forefront of decrying the move by players to skip playing in postseason games to get an early start on a pro career, it would be Nick Saban.

Eh, not so much.

Then again, who knows better about making business decisions than he does?



Filed under It's Just Bidness, Nick Saban Rules

9 responses to “We built this city.

  1. sniffer

    …who knows better about making business decisions than he does?

    It was a business decision to leave Miami and move to Tuscaloosa. I hope one day the Bama people grasp that. He did not fulfill his/their destiny.

    And, yeah, players should play.


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Let’s see his reaction when it’s one of his players.


    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      I went back and re-read what he said because I thought it made sense. Does he like it? No, not really, but he understands it, thinks the kids have to decide and doesn’t blame them for their decision, and also thinks it is a natural outgrowth of the playoff system that has been created. As the Senator has pointed out numerous times, the playoff system cheapens the regular season, and the post season, and will get worse when they move to 8 games until they finally kill the golden goose from trying to make it lay too many gold eggs.

      There isn’t anything there that says a kid should leave early; only that he he gets why some will in the current situation..


      • Macallanlover

        True, the Senator has maintained that position all along, his opinion, but in truth a true playoff season will actually enhance the regular season. Every conference game can assure teams of a clear, unobstructed path into the playoff not subject to the whims of talking heads, polls, computers or the a committee. The post season, out side the expanded extra 4 games in the opening round, will continue to be exhibition games. Doesn’t justify a player quitting on his team, program, and fans, but that genie seems to be out of the bottle now. Who knows where that goes, but it is going to come to a head soon. I don’t think fans will stand for it and travel to see a portion of their team play, but getting to 8 teams in the playoff, and reducing the number of bowls isn’t the worst thing that can happen.


      • Russ

        Yeah, I thought it was a reasonable interview.


  3. Derek

    There is no philosophy that Nick Saban has that does not also benefit Nick Saban. Today I heard him ranting about about a MSU player he had who he gave a second chance to and who ended up playing 15 years of pro ball. Apparently his daughter is now at Princeton. In his mind, he was right and everybody who wanted the kid gone was wrong and this story proves it.

    My question, and I’m sure not one of the media members present had either the brains or the balls to ask, is why did he deserve his second chance at MSU?

    I’m happy for the guy and glad he got his life straight, but sometimes the penalty is that you got to get you life straight somewhere else.


  4. He’s more like a king of old, he doesn’t care what you or anyone else thinks. The local media are afraid of his reign and having their neck stretched out on the chopping block if they challenge his thoughts.


  5. CB

    Did the playoff make the bowl games not matter, or did they just make us realize that they don’t matter (and never did)? I’d argue the latter.