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    Big A Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    This blog by Kevin Connell on the bamahammer.com website caused me to reflect on the historic significance of tomorrow's game against Georgia:
    http://bamahammer.com/2012/11/30/ala...end-of-an-era/.

    Let me say at the outset that I expect Alabama to beat Georgia. Still, college football games seldom come with a higher upside for the winner and a lower downside for the loser than tomorrow's SECCG. If Alabama beats Georgia, and goes on to beat Notre Dame in the BCSNC game, all of Alabama's historically significant football rivals will, in some manner, have been vanquished (at least for now) under Nick Saban's tenure. During the Saban era, the Auburn "streak" ended and Tuberville fled the state. Tennessee now occupies the bottom quarter of the SEC, and the Great Pumpkin no longer coaches. The Tide took down Texas - a team Alabama had never before beaten - and in Pasadena of all places. Hercules had 12 labors, but it seems to me that Nick Saban has only one major exorcism left to perform at Alabama and that involves Notre Dame. In the Hercules legend, the 12th labor - kidnapping the beast called Cerberus from the Underworld - was the most dangerous of all since no mortal had ever returned from Hades alive. Godspeed to Nick!
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    Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    That's good stuff!

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    Re: Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    That's good stuff!
    Thank you, sir!

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    Re: Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    I don't think we will fall back into medicroriy anytime soon especially with CNS at the helm. Sure a 2010 type season may happen every few years, but we get the cream of the crop usually in players. As long as Saban is here, we have a chance at extending this era of awesomeness.
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    Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    The UGA loss in 2008 couldn't be the end of an era when there wasn't an era to begin with. They had a few good season in Richt's early years but certainly not "era" worthy.

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    Re: Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    I don't know what "era" would be ending. If we lose it would be a loss. That's it. It would have no indication or influence whether we'd get back the next season or not. Granted, this is a big game but it's not that dang big. LOL!
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    Re: Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    It would be the end of the "Georgia = Massive Underachievers" era, I suppose.
    I may disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler.

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    Re: Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    The season suddenly seems so mythical... hope this labor doesn't require being half-immortal as Hercules was!
    Discipline.
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    Re: Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    The “era” that the author is referring to is the Saban era, at Alabama. He is raising the prospect of Alabama fading from SEC preeminence by losing to Georgia tomorrow, in a way analogous to Florida’s being replaced as the supreme SEC power by Alabama in 2009. I am not, by the way, agreeing necessarily that this is an accurate comparison. I’m just interpreting the author’s meaning.

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    Re: Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver View Post
    The “era” that the author is referring to is the Saban era, at Alabama. He is raising the prospect of Alabama fading from SEC preeminence by losing to Georgia tomorrow, in a way analogous to Florida’s being replaced as the supreme SEC power by Alabama in 2009. I am not, by the way, agreeing necessarily that this is an accurate comparison. I’m just interpreting the author’s meaning.
    If thats what he means then I would almost be inclined to call him an idiot. This "ain't" that big of a game and our recruiting and youngsters who have played this year say otherwise, even if we lose.
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    Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver View Post
    The “era” that the author is referring to is the Saban era, at Alabama. He is raising the prospect of Alabama fading from SEC preeminence by losing to Georgia tomorrow, in a way analogous to Florida’s being replaced as the supreme SEC power by Alabama in 2009. I am not, by the way, agreeing necessarily that this is an accurate comparison. I’m just interpreting the author’s meaning.
    He also says our beating UGA in 2008 was the end of an era, but it wasn't.

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    Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    Quote Originally Posted by colbysullivan View Post
    He also says our beating UGA in 2008 was the end of an era, but it wasn't.
    Yeah, UGA was pretty good back then but nowhere near what Florida did, not to mention Bama, which is doing something no team has done. Five straight years #1 in the mix for the BCS year in and out. What will the rest do when we go back to back?!

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    Re: Bama Hammer blog: Is a Loss to Georgia The End of an Era?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    Yeah, UGA was pretty good back then but nowhere near what Florida did, not to mention Bama, which is doing something no team has done. Five straight years #1 in the mix for the BCS year in and out. What will the rest do when we go back to back?!
    Put us on sanctions.
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