Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stumbled across this, and had to post it just out of principle. Roll Tide and go win National Championship #13 (most ever, haters!)

Alabama Football: Number 13

Were the Alabama Crimson Tide, Pasadena Bound
From the SEC, here to represent the South
Gotta sing it loud, we coming for the ring
Thats all Im about, is number thirteen

Im going back to Cali, teams coming with me
And if you want it Texas, try and come get me
Im too shifty, Im too fly man
Im running with 22, Mr. Heisman
Yeah, but that's not it
Cause if he's not in, then it's Mr. T Rich
Teams too sick, the lines just stacked
Five wide, no backs, better ask G-Mac
Hah, and that's fact, we better than great
Run the play action pass straight to number 8
All day, Alabama's gonna drop that hammer
Domination, play that Rammer Jammer


Going, going to the ship
From Pasadena back to the T-town strip
Defense, welcome to the freak show
Can't beat that, just ask Tim Tebow
You wan't the crown, you gonna have to show me
How anybody gonna try to climb mount Cody?
And oh me, oh my, it's just scary
How teams throw it deep right to Mark Barron
Now that's a pick or an incompletion
So punt it deep, Javier Arenas
One, two step, now we gone boy
Number thirteen, believe it Longhorns!


Going, gone, where we belong
At the number spot sitting on the throne
It's domination, It's dedication
It's Roll Tide in the Crimson Nation
Do it Bear, do it for Prothro
Do it for Demeco, Do dat Rolo!
Do it for Donte, it's no game man
Cause if nothing we gonna do it for Saban
Run that route Maze, do that Ingy!
Bring that trophy to Bryant Denny
Oh, envy, the Crimson colors
Cause there won't ever, be another
Team this strong, or team this sick
Or team this nasty, this teams legit
You'll never see a team this mean
One goal: bring back number thirteen.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh the difference a second makes....

Just one year ago, Texas was moving through a perfect season on a collision course for the National Championship game. They were unbeaten and were playing extremely well. Then, one second happened against Texas Tech in Lubbock:

Flash forward to 2009 and Texas is again playing well, moving through a perfect season on a collision course for the National Championship game
against the winner of Florida-Alabama. Then, on e second happens again against Nebraska:

Lets look at some of the possible outcomes changed by this one play. If 1 second is not placed back on the clock, and Nebraska wins, then

1)Texas does not go to the National Championship game.
Who goes instead?? The polls would be a mess. Would Alabama play Boise State or Cincinatti or one of the so called "BCS Busters?"
Perhaps a FL-AL rematch? (There would be riots in the streets).Either way, I don't think the National
interest would be there for the championship game. And how does this affect Mack Brown's contract?
I doubt he gets that 2 million dollar annual pay raise.

2) Ndamukong Suh would have at worst been second in Heisman voting, at best could have won the whole thing.Being a direct reason the Longhorns and another candidate don't make the NC might have been to much for the voters to bear, even if he does play on defense.

3) Can you honestly say Brian Kelly leaves for Notre Dame if his team is up for a National Championship? I say no way he leaves. And what happens to the Cincinatti program as a result
of making the National Championship? Recruiting explodes, and they don't have to go Juco or redshirt transfers as much anymore. The program takes on national relevance. What about the increased stock for the best players on Cincinnati's team? We are talking better draft positions and possibly millions of dollars in pay difference.

It is amazing what a difference one second can make.

Friday, December 11, 2009

A fan for hire: The joys and sadness of being linked to no team in particular.

Living in Huntsville, AL puts me in a unique perspective as far as fandom goes. We have no big 4 professional teams within 2 hours. The Titans are up the road in Nashville, Memphis Grizzles to the west, and the Hawks and Falcons to the east in Atlanta. Close, but still not truly ours. For this reason, most hardcore fans in Huntsville look to College Football, and we, like everyone else in our state, support and root for either the Auburn Tigers (BOOOO!) or the #1 ranked National Championship bound Alabama Crimson Tide (YAY!!!!!!!). No need to tell you who I root for. For this reason, I am a diehard Alabama fan and fan for hire in all other sports. Currently I am a fan of the Houston Rockets (due to them being closest to me geographically in Graduate School + their heart and hardworking playing style) the New York Yankees (family ties to NYC +their fine history) and the Dallas Cowboys (always a supporter since the winning days of the 90's with Emmit and Troy, + my girlfriend being from Dallas.) Someone would look at this list and say I am a front running bandwagon fan, and I would respectfully disagree. The Cowboys have not been playoff relevant since '96 and I have still been a fan (also a fan of the Titans). The Yankees are a great team and have been for awhile, and I have a direct family link to them. Now that Alabama football has returned to national relevance I do see a definite difference personally in the feelings I get cheering for them compared with the other out of state teams. I guess there really is something to being geographically linked to a team. I take AL's losses much harder then the Yankees, even in the World Series. I guess I just have a stronger connection to the true "home state" team. What do you all think? Would your fandom for your teams be any different if you actually weren't directly geographically linked to them? For those of you who aren't geographically linked to your favorite teams, can you tell a difference in your support compared to when your hometown team is doing very well? Give me some feedback....

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The return of the Answer: Questions I have....

1) Will he actually contribute from a basketball perspective? Given all the shots he wants, can he still put out at 26 or 28 points a game at this point in his career (34 years old)?

2) How much of a bump in attendance will this bring? With the consensus being that the Sixers are making this move as a business move (at least as much) as a Basketball move, how will the fans react? While Iverson has his die hard fanbase, will the casual Philly sports fan flock to the Comcast center to see the return of #3?

3) Is Reebok going to bring back out a special edition Question? (sorry, the sneaker freak in me flared back up.See pic) I'll continue....

4) How will the Sixers juggle the lineup once Williams returns? Will they start both Iverson and Lou? Iverson has been extremely clear he is not a bench player.

5) Do the Sixers make the playoffs? If they are able to make the 8th spot, they would HAVE TO consider Iverson's signing a major reason why.