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.
— Thomas Pynchon
I agree the stare down was a huge mistake.
With the Miami humidity it obviously dried their eyes out and made it tough on them to execute!
That and Manti Teo beating his chest like Tarzan as they were exiting the tunnel just came off as manufactured bravado to me. I'm glad we don't rely on cheap theatrics like that and do our talking on the field.
"Football is a hard game. These spread coaches forget that. Until good defenses remind them." Gene Stallings
Don't most stadiums have different place that the players enter (different tunnels)? If so, then that stare thing must be something they do at home and the few places with one tunnel.
I had a feeling the game was over as The Irish stood there looking at our Boys going out the Tunnel..It was obvious they were already "Processed"..They already had the look..
Does anyone have a video clip of the stare down..I've looked & haven't found it..I thought it was awesome..
there was only one tunnel and both teams had to use it. I dont think it was an attempt to start the team down, just happened that way since they came out second.
Serve no master but your own ambition.
To tell you what I thought when Alabama was going past the Notre Dame players, It looked like we were really taking our time. Our players were happy, skipping, strutting, a few at a time and it seemed to go on for quite a while. Then the Notre Dame players all entered the field in one large quick cluster. On Fox and Friends yesterday morning, one of them stated that the game was won when Notre Dame's players stood and watched Alabama file past.
Let's be real here. The captains came out ahead of Coach Saban. And if ND was standing there and the first thing they saw was Warmack's stomach....yeah...the game was over at that point.
That dude's belly is gonna go down in Alabama lore.
"I didn't come to Alabama to win 10 games a year and be a contender. I came here to win championships. Conference championships and national championships. I love it here because that's just not what I want, but what this fanbase expects."
--Alabama Head Football Coach, Nick Saban
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on it’s ability to climb a tree, it will spend it’s whole life believing it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein