"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Ellen Parr"
'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' - Steve Jobs
“I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.” Albert Camus
"When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis
I agree with the consensus that it was a vicious, violent, clean legal hit. CBS is responsible for provoking the debate, as Gary Danielson repeatedly (and inaccurately) used the phrase "unnecessary roughness" and good ole Verne grunted his assent. ("My goodness!")
The only questionable aspect IMHO was the degree of helmet contact. After watching it several times, it looks to me like Dial led with his shoulder and the helmet contact was incidental. Apparently the referee drew the same conclusion.
Football is a contact sport. The hit was legal. If you can't take the territory that comes with the sport then don't play. It was the SECCG! Emotions on both sides were running high! Dial didn't do anything wrong. This isn't European football(soccer) Nothing was wrong with the play.
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-Why's it us Sergeant? Why us?
-Because we're here lad. Nobody else. Just us.
-"I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."
-"So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Jealous? No. To be jealous, you must have possessed the object of your jealousy in the first place.
Envious? Oh yeah. For decades. Like the Red Sox are envious of the Yankees. Like the Clippers are envious of the Lakers. Like the boogs envy us.
My goodness, it's great to be hated gain.
Last edited by 4Q Basket Case; December 6th, 2012 at 09:40 PM.
You can't reason a man out of a position he didn't reason himself into.
Nope, not jealous. Bama has earned what it has (well, mostly -- you need to recount the championships at some point). We hope Bama annihilates ND and keeps the hardware in the SEC for a 7th year. Bama is king of the mountain and we don't want anyone else knocking y'all off. So make sure y'all stay up there for now. Someday soon we'll tussle again.
And the block was clean. If Murray didn't want to be blocked, he shouldn't have been jogging towards the play.
It's not just the SEC, it's a Nationwide jealousy brought on by our success.
It's Alabama fatigue...
It's Saban fatigue...
It's teams too lazy to recruit as hard as Coach Saban.
It's teams too lazy and undisciplined to establish a good work ethic in the weight room.
It's coaches looking for a shortcut to success.
Turns out that there are a lot of 'Little Brothers' out there...
Just be glad if you don't have to listen to the Vol fans. They're the worst. I have never heard so much sour grapes in my life. They'd cheer for Al Queda if they were playing Alabama. One of regulars at the gym I use at work actually ordered Texas A&M flags for his car and, yes, he's a Vol fan. And, of course, you guessed it. He's cheering for ND. I may have to temp-paint his rear windshield with "Brady Quinn is my Copilot". I tried to make him a deal that I'd cheer for his team in their post-season game if he'd cheer for Bama, but I couldn't get him to bite.