Sunday, May 29, 2016

LOL @ Ole Siss: Sort of explains a two year streak, huh?


No way any of Hugh Freeze's wins are legit. Call it what you will, but you can't escape the fact that it took MASSIVE cheating just to score second place.

And Ole Siss is STILL the only SEC West school to never see Atlanta in December.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The obligatory Lucas Black–Roll Tide video post

 

NCIS New Orleans is not bad when you consider what passes for prime time TV these days. What makes it even better is that in character or in real life, this bammer means it.

Enjoy!

Exit question: Anyone ever heard a character say War Eagle, Geaux Gators or Hotty Toddy?

Me either.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Here’s the real reason why Verne Lundquist is retiring from CBS College Football broadcasts

Yes, Ol’ Verne’s getting on up there. Yes, he’s given us some great memories of Alabama Football through the years.

We were all (mildly) saddened by the news of his impending retirement. We thought he’d go on butchering our favorite players’ names for like… forever.

But this was just too much for the old guy.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bama’s Marlon Humphrey makes Daddy proud

Former Bama great and 1st Round Draft Pick Bobby Humphrey couldn’t be more proud.

The elder Humphrey was recruited by and played for Ray Perkins in a “new” pro-style offense as a running back. The kid who grew up parking cars and selling cokes at Legion Field tore through defenses and record books playing for the Tide.

Three decades later, his son Marlon is doing just as much damage, but “little” Humphrey is wreaking his havoc on Nick Saban’s defense.

Another thing that’s changed is Bobby’s perspective on the game.

“It’s a different level of excitement,” Humphrey said. “When you are playing the game you are so involved in the outcome, you have to control your emotions. I’m not a former player when it comes to watching the game now. I’m just a fan, I can let myself go.”

The Birmingham native was a featured guest at the annual Chattahoochee Valley Bama Club spring dinner Monday night along with defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley and university president Dr. Stuart Bell.

Before speaking at the Green Island Country Club, Humphrey smiled describing the experience of watching Marlon start for Alabama in a 45-40 win over Clemson for the national title.

“Unbelievable,” Humphrey said. “I was very happy to enjoy that moment with him and be able to enjoy it with my wife. It’s an appreciation. I never won a championship playing football at any level.”

In the national title game, Marlon Humphrey recovered the Tide’s onside kick in the fourth quarter and had five tackles, one for a loss, with two pass breakups. Winning a championship was one of the goals Humphrey set for himself before stepping on campus two years ago.

“He’s trying to achieve greatness,” Bobby Humphrey said. “He has a goal of being an All-American, he has team goals and other individual goals. He wrote them all down before he got there and he set those goals high.”

Underclassmen are notoriously forbidden from speaking to the media, but there’s no doubt that the son has all of the drive, ambition and athletic ability of the father.  He’s assuredly as proud of his father as is father is of him.

As a defensive back in Saban’s juggernaut defensive machine, Marlon is not likely to smash record books like Ol’ Dad did. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t making a name for himself. He made a key interception against Georgia in Samford Stadium last season, and we all remember his textbook catch of the fourth quarter onsides kick, a play many point to as the Gettysburg of the 2016 National Championship Game.

When the game is on the line, the Humphreys have always seemed to be at the right place, at the right time, making the right play.

The elder Humphrey never won a championship in football. Humphrey the younger already has at least one.

They sky is the limit for Marlon and Ol’ Dad looks on proudly.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Why Democrats need to worry about Donald Trump

Chris Cilliza stole my thunder on this topic, comparing the presumptive GOP nominee to that unpredictable, yet talented pickup basketball player. He's the guy who never does what you expect and keeps you off your game.

Chris is absolutely right, and here's why.


Hillary Clinton and her supporters are building a massive political machine geared for winning a national election. So is Trump, but he ain't doing it right, if you ask the wizened veteran political observer. While the Clinton camp builds a machine according to well known and oft-followed rules, the Trump camp is breaking almost every rule in the book.


Nothing is more American than fighting a war against the rules, and this dates back to the Revolutionary War.


The Red coats trained and planned for full-on frontal combat, where two armies faced each other on the battlefield.

The Americans were having none of that, choosing instead to fight a guerilla campaign that had colonists picking off Red coats like ducks in a carnival shooting gallery. Hell, those dastardly rebels even aimed and shot at officers! (that simply wasn't done in gentlemanly warefare).


The Brits never figured it all out and got whipped.


Fast forward a quarter millennium and observe. Using the most unorthodox means, The Donald systematically destroyed the deepest GOP field in modern political history.


No one in Europe gave Washington much of a c
hance in 1776. No one gave Trump much of a chance last year either (myself included). But here he is, one election away from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Trump will use the same tactics against Democrats. He will refuse to fight on their terrain. He will use his MASSIVE social media presence to ridicule, infuriate and bewilder the dinosaur-ish Clintons.


And he will do it to the cheers of millions of Americans who innately understand that when you're not in a fair fight, you don't fight fair.


Trump will not fight fair.


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