Wouldn’t you know it

throwittoblythe

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Aug 7, 2006
2,829
2,801
113
Minneapolis, MN
I’m sure you would be tough to find someone to complain, but it seems like being a Bama fan would be sort of boring. You are heavy favorites in most games, and definitely favorites in every game. You have maybe 2-4 games a year (playoffs included) that are dramatic but the rest are cake walks.

I’d obviously take this “boredom” with all the titles but it does seem like most games would be sorta boring when it happens game after game after game.
 

JM4CY

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
Aug 23, 2012
17,400
30,365
113
America
I’m sure you would be tough to find someone to complain, but it seems like being a Bama fan would be sort of boring. You are heavy favorites in most games, and definitely favorites in every game. You have maybe 2-4 games a year (playoffs included) that are dramatic but the rest are cake walks.

I’d obviously take this “boredom” with all the titles but it does seem like most games would be sorta boring when it happens game after game after game.
2 to 4??? Like maybe 1.
 

AlaCyclone

Well-Known Member
Jun 14, 2007
1,768
1,783
113
I went to my first Alabama game in 1971 and have been a lifelong fan (#2 behind ISU - of course). The Tide is not as good this year as they are most years under Saban and especially last year's historically great team. I think they definitely lose @ Texas A&M and maybe one other game. The defense is suspect, they don't have a dominant running back and not as many top experienced receivers as normal. I would not be surpised at all with a Georgia vs. Texas A&M SEC Championship Game. Alabama slips to a non-playoff NY6 Bowl or Citrus Bowl this year. They will be a nasty match-up in that Bowl Game though - especially if they draw a B1G slow team. First World problems, I know.
 
  • Informative
Reactions: khardbored

isutrevman

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Jan 30, 2007
5,622
6,390
113
34
Ames, IA
I’m sure you would be tough to find someone to complain, but it seems like being a Bama fan would be sort of boring. You are heavy favorites in most games, and definitely favorites in every game. You have maybe 2-4 games a year (playoffs included) that are dramatic but the rest are cake walks.

I’d obviously take this “boredom” with all the titles but it does seem like most games would be sorta boring when it happens game after game after game.
Agree. Alabama fans are going to be miserable when Saban retires if they only win 9-10 game per year.
 
  • Agree
Reactions: throwittoblythe

throwittoblythe

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Aug 7, 2006
2,829
2,801
113
Minneapolis, MN
2 to 4??? Like maybe 1.
Depends on the year. You at least have the conference championship and 2 playoff games. Those aren’t always competitive but usually interesting/high stakes. Then figure maybe 1 conference game is a decent matchup.

Still, even if it’s 4, we’re talking 25% of your games are not decided before you take the field.
 

harimad

Well-Known Member
Jul 28, 2016
6,808
10,813
113
48
Illinois
I went to my first Alabama game in 1971 and have been a lifelong fan (#2 behind ISU - of course). The Tide is not as good this year as they are most years under Saban and especially last year's historically great team. I think they definitely lose @ Texas A&M and maybe one other game. The defense is suspect, they don't have a dominant running back and not as many top experienced receivers as normal. I would not be surpised at all with a Georgia vs. Texas A&M SEC Championship Game. Alabama slips to a non-playoff NY6 Bowl or Citrus Bowl this year. They will be a nasty match-up in that Bowl Game though - especially if they draw a B1G slow team. First World problems, I know.
I was raised an Alabama fan by my father (Bama grad). I have yet to attend a game in person however, as our piece of the family moved to Iowa when I was in first grade. They were my team up until I attended ISU. If I was ever unsure of who was #1 for me, the Independence Bowl sealed the deal for me as I couldn't help cheering for my Clones the entire game. I'll still cheer for them now, but it isn't like it was when I was young.

Some good memories growing up though, with memorable games like the 85 Iron Bowl (the Van Tiffin kick game), the 92 Sugar Bowl (the 34-13 George Teague game). My favorite player of all time is still Cornelius Bennett.
 
  • Like
Reactions: AlaCyclone

heitclone

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Jun 21, 2009
12,945
8,806
113
41
Way up there
Florida showed you beat Bama, they had success running right at them thanks to the threat of a running qb.
 

JP4CY

I have seen Frozen too many times to count
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Dec 19, 2008
38,257
34,858
113
Testifying
Saban's post game comments show you offense is incredibly important.