"We didn't come here lookin' for a moral victory."
- Nick Saban, December 5, 2009
Bring it on!! I love it!! Poor taste? PULEEZE. In Tiger Stadium, the only thing that is in poor taste is EVERYTHING that is LSU. Roll Tide!
In the eyes of the Rammer Jammer, a win is a win. Unless there are extenuating circumstances like player injury or recent hardship for the opposing team, it's just going to get played.
They didn't play it last year after beating Penn State in Happy Valley, out of respect to Joe Paterno. Now I wish they had.
I agree its a little on the tacky side. But is it any worse than driving out of town and seeing people throw toilet paper in trees?
I love the Rammer Jammer, though I never heard it live
I think that it was appropriate in this case: it was a dreadful battle with a rollercoaster of emotions, Rammer Jammer was a cathartic act intended to free all the tension accumulated during the game.
I could find it less appropriate if we would have played some Middleofnowhere State University winning a lot to nothing. But after that battle it was more than appropriate.
I love Rammer Jammer. As a matter I fact, my new car tag is RJYH89. Now, when we play those teams we are supposed to beat unmercifully (WKU, WCU, etc), I personally don't do it. I prefer to do Rammer Jammer for the SEC rivals or for he OOC games like Michigan.
"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride--and never quit--you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards." Coach Paul Bryant
One of their cheers that they play throughout the game involves a cuss word about beating your opponent if I am hearing it correctly. Most teams have something like that I don't see the problem with it. And we did beat them maybe not physically but mentally at the end they were about as beat as you can be so I think it was appropriate and always is.
I love me some Rammer Jammer. When I was in school we even sang it BEFORE the game. Loved those days.
"She is the last of her kind, she thought. No wars had ever touched her, and she had lived through three; nothing had disturbed that world of hers, where gentlemen smoked on the porch or in hammocks, where ladies fanned themselves gently and drank cool water." - Jean Louise Finch describing her aunt in 'Go Set a Watchman'