The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
- George Orwell
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.
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To be fair, guys, he was getting called a troll awfully quick. His phrasing may not have been ideal, but we were getting manhandled on the line a bit, so I would consider his point valid. I agree with the general consensus that CNS was choosing to remain calm for the team's benefit, but it doesn't change the fact that they flat-out outplayed us for huge chunks of the game. Asking what it was about is a legitimate question.
Bottom line: Yeah, he should have handled the name-calling a touch better, but it's pretty frustrating to be called a liar and... god forbid... a barner or whoser just because you have a not-so-flattering impression of our performance. Lay off the newbies a bit. If you want this to stay the best sports board on the internet, you have to accept a little criticism of your team every now and then. If someone keeps making inflammatory comments, I have every reason to believe the mods will take care of it. If you disagree, disagree, but don't call people a troll the first time they say we didn't have an A+ game.
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I think Coach was in a zone, or he was 'resigned' to this football team making or breaking themselves. That IMO is a good example of a good coach. He knew what we were capable of, and he also knew that their wasn't anything he could accomplish by blowing up. I know that I got quiet during the game too even without these kids burden being mine to solve. I felt (not putting thoughts or words in Saban's mouth...he would maim me) that we would win the game, then I went into a 'man LSU is stupid to show up NOW instead of working all frellin' year, just like USCe, then I went into my 'eh we got this.' I went onto the same Mode during the TN game in '09 too.
With the massive amounts of emotions he probably felt in the span of the game I'll go out on a limb to say it is better to give the players dibs on losing it, crying, worrying, or anything else that might come down.
Here's the way I see it:
When Saban sees a mental error in games that have already been decided (a blowout), he yells and coaches a need for the players to pay better attention. This is mainly due to the fact that the players probably aren't under as much stress, so they start to become complacent in a game and stop paying as close attention. He's basically telling them over and over to finish.
When the game is close like it was on Saturday, Saban stays calm, cool, and collected. He has preached to the team the whole season about finishing the game, and in a situation like that, they start to realize why. He knows that the players are already under huge amounts of stress, and yelling at them is only going to make them more nervous. At that point in a game, no amount of yelling is going to fix the situation...it's time for the players to step up, and they did on Saturday.
Last edited by RollTideMang; November 5th, 2012 at 05:14 PM.
Okay, I researched TideHiFlyer from A. A. Reckon what A. A. stands for? Hmm ... Why I'm even suspicious of the meaning of his user name. Seebell will testify, "It is easier to sneak daylight passed a rooster, than to b.s. banjeaux."
His 1st post concerned time of previous Iron Bowls, to determine likelihood of being an afternoon game. He wanted to be able to make it a round trip same day. To me this is not a question that a true Bama fan would ask. A real Bama fan would sleep in the car or share driving to attend this Iron Bowl, so he could participate in singing Rammer Jammer at the beginning of the 4th quarter.
My judgement: TROLL! Carry on with usual punishment. Yes, water-boarding is appropriate.
Oh, Susanna. Oh, don't you cry for me, for I come from Alabama with a banjeaux on my knee. G'wan to Louisiana my true love for to see.
I was glad to see Coach Saban staying (or at least looking calm). Last year I thought he made A.J. extremely tight in the game against LSU because of his outburst, and I previously thought he made our WHOLE team tight against Auburn after Ingram fumbled heading in for a TD, though we were winning the game handily. Having said that, I've watched the game now 3 times and my take on the game was: A) When we were down early, we DID play with a sense of urgency and as we know--scored fairly quick. B) At the end of the half as time was running down, once again we HAD to play with a sense of urgency if we wanted to score before half, and as we know--again scored fairly quick. C) During the time (When I THOUGHT the beatdown was going to begin-YES I was wrong), we played with no sense of urgency and true we didn't have to--At this point I truly thought our attitdude was gonna be--Let's not just win , but lets see how bad we can beat them in Baton Rouge. and D)Obviously at the end there was a sense of urgency as there was no other option---and one again we scored quickly. When we had to have results, WE GOT RESULTS EVERY TIME............
Personally, I felt like we still FELT like we had so much to prove because of the situation from last year, let's face it-- I never had one LSU fan here in MS admit that we were the best team a year ago. For LSU this game was still a continuation of a match not really completed, but now it has: VICTORY Alabama 6-7,6-0,7-5!!! and yes I may even watch(the third set) a 4th time!
I think we have the Smartest Coach alive to teach college kids.
This team is playing much better than the 09 team IMO with all the Great Freshman players showing just so much maturity.
I do hope we can find a way to keep the foot on the throat of our opponents.
Any way that was some Great Football this weekend
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One other thing I would like to point out about him is his Avatar. I loved watching Charlie brown growing up and snoopy was one of my favorites. Snoopy sometimes became the red barron on top of his doghouse and flew behind enemy lines for a dog fight on his doghouse (ala wwI). Think he might be saying something with that avatar....
Last edited by BamaDMD; November 5th, 2012 at 06:16 PM.
When the game started, my wife said Coach looked sick. Said his color didn't look good. I really think he was sick.