Category Archives: Whoa, oh, Alabama
“Alabama is very straight with you,” Davis said. “It’s straight football. I mean, I don’t want to go nowhere else where the basketball team is good, too. I want to go somewhere where it’s straight football, strictly football. And when you get down there, it’s straight business. Even the fans, you go to the restroom and the fans are talking about how the football team is. I really like the business part of it.”
See? There’s your problem in a nutshell, Dawg fans. ‘Bama folks talk about the football team in the bathroom. We’re too wrapped up in the crappy state of our crappers to focus on the football team when we hit the head. Selfish bastids…
I love the way the court system keeps pretending Harvey Updyke gives a shit about repaying his almost $800,000 in restitution fees. It’s so cute!
According to Dennis Dodd, Tommy Tuberville is thinking about running for governor of Alabama.
Maybe he could urge passage of a law requiring the state to recognize Auburn’s 2004 national championship.
If you were serious about that, random Alabama legislator, you’d be aiming your bill at state universities, too. Those markets ain’t gonna un-free themselves, you know.
Perhaps sensing that he’s going to have more time on his hands in his new Alabama AD job (since management of the football program boils down to “anything else you need, Nick?”), Greg Byrne has big plans elsewhere.
“I have always paid attention to things Coach Saban has said from afar because they are always well thought out,” Byrne said. “Before I knew this opportunity was going to come along, I would always listen to what he had to say. I think he cares very much about the University of Alabama, but he also cares very much about the game of football. So, as an athletic director in an evolving time, I think the platform you have here that you can have a voice in how college athletics is shaped for the future.”
Byrne seems eager to use his. In the SEC, he has established relationships with several athletic directors, including Mitch Barnhart at Kentucky, Florida’s Scott Stricklin, Mississippi State’s John Cohen and Jeff Long at Arkansas. He’s also close to SEC commissioner Greg Sankey. With a background in fundraising, Byrne knows how to lobby — a skill that could come in handy if he, Saban and the university attempt to advance a particular cause.
“The stage here at Alabama allows you that,” Byrne said.
Greg McGarity smiles and nods knowingly. Those Open Records laws don’t re-write themselves, you know.
In the cold light of day, will ‘Bama fans blame the loss on Lane Kiffin?
Hell, in his mind, you know Junior’s already taking credit for it.