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    Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    I'm impressed. They really do like their football in the south.

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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonemaniac7 View Post
    They really do like their football in the south.
    Understatement of the year.


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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    Thank god Alford did not take the Basketball coaching vacancy there



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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    That is mildly impressive...


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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    That is pretty cool. The funny thing is that they haven't been THAT much of a better program than us the last couple years. Of course we all know we should have beat them a few years ago.


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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    That is pretty cool. The funny thing is that they haven't been THAT much of a better program than us the last couple years. Of course we all know we should have beat them a few years ago.
    I'm still bitter over that.



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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    That is pretty cool. The funny thing is that they haven't been THAT much of a better program than us the last couple years. Of course we all know we should have beat them a few years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I'm still bitter over that.
    Yeah, I am, too. I was at the game, and I still can't believe we didn't win. We dominated in all phases of the game. Well... except for special teams...

    I knew several people with end zone seats who swear Yelk's last-second FG was good. But the way he was spraying kicks everywhere but in between the uprights earlier in the game, I suppose I can't fault the officials for assuming that his final attempt would be no good, too.

    I met some of the worst, most obnoxious fans ever among the Alabama contingent during and following the game. Several hours after the game had ended, I was playing blackjack at one of the casinos in Bossier City when a 'Bama fan walked up to our table and interrupted the game just to taunt me. Classy. I have had no use for Alabama or its fans ever since.



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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    Quote Originally Posted by BvK1126 View Post
    I met some of the worst, most obnoxious fans ever among the Alabama contingent during and following the game. Several hours after the game had ended, I was playing blackjack at one of the casinos in Bossier City when a 'Bama fan walked up to our table and interrupted the game just to taunt me. Classy. I have had no use for Alabama or its fans ever since.
    I don't blame you -- the majority of 'Bama fans are some of the mose vicious fans in college football. If their coach doesn't win 10 games every year, or isn't named Bear Bryant, they will run that poor guy out of town.

    Chizik was actually a favorite for the 'Bama job when Shula was fired in the off-season until he took the job here. Pretty smart of him, too. I can't imagine coaching under such unrealistic expectations.


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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    As we discussed quite extensively, the majority on CF feel this should be referred to only as the "Last Meaningless Spring Practice", not the Spring Game!

    I think in Alabama it is OK to call it the Spring Game, though.


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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    Quote Originally Posted by CTTB78 View Post
    As we discussed quite extensively, the majority on CF feel this should be referred to only as the "Last Meaningless Spring Practice", not the Spring Game!

    I think in Alabama it is OK to call it the Spring Game, though.
    Each school is limited to 15 days of practice. With a new coach, Gene decided to use the last day as another very needed day of evaluation.
    "meaningless practice" would have been if we had a game and split the teams up.
    To be called a game you would have offense and defensive players on each sideline and kept score the way it normally is.
    As you stated before you weren't there. I drove six hours round trip and enjoyed it.



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    Re: Over 92,000 attend Bama spring game

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    I don't blame you -- the majority of 'Bama fans are some of the mose vicious fans in college football. If their coach doesn't win 10 games every year, or isn't named Bear Bryant, they will run that poor guy out of town.

    Chizik was actually a favorite for the 'Bama job when Shula was fired in the off-season until he took the job here. Pretty smart of him, too. I can't imagine coaching under such unrealistic expectations.
    Yes, the Bama fans are quite obnoxious. However, they have high expectations because of Bear Bryant...he was 232-46-9 at Bama in 25 years. He won more than 10 games 12 of those years (and you need to remember back then the schedule was a 10 or 11 game schedule...not 13 like today).

    Actually, Chizik was not really a serious candidate. Once Rich Rodriguez jilted them, they pretty much focused on Saban (actually had to wait for the Dolphins' season to end).

    Saban should remember the following..."to whom much is given, much is expected". With the contract Bama gave him the are expecting immediate success (which they should). The 92,000+ just showed up to make sure he knew they are watching! Football is religion down here in the South! Frankly, I don't think that Bama fans have unrealistic expectations.



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