"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 love it Mack! If you find more post it! RTR!
Thank you for that update. Especially with Miami making mention of Cooper.
Thanks for this !!
" Never be too proud to get down on your knees and pray." Paul Bryant
I found a few more on Oklahoma's site that were too funny to ignore...
Nobody told Bama that ND's front seven was SEC caliber.A real football team that wears crimson. Nice to see those exist.I expect David Boren to send the Bama president a strongly worded letter for Bama not being in awe of ND.Why don't Bama rush three? That's how you play D according to Mike Stoops.Nick Saban'a secretary would be more qualified than half our assistants.
Honey Badger can take what the Tide gives him and like it.
As a child, he was mocked for being physically and mentally handicapped. So if you call someone a Gump, are you like the mean children in the movie who chased after him? Yet he overcame his physical problems to become an All American athlete. Wilma Rudolph is celebrated for this.
While a student at the University of Alabama, he was an eyewitness for a key moment in history, Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door. I'm sure Vivian Malone was scared and nervous, yet he showed her kindness by handing her a book she had dropped. Seeing a young white student being nice to her probably made her feel better on a traumatic day.
Then he goes to Vietnam, where he won the highest medal for bravery the country awards, the Medal of Honor.
After the war, he spoke at an anti-war rally. We don't know what he said, but it took a lot of courage for him to do so. If he was pro-war, he'd be attacked by a bunch of hippies. If he was anti-war, he'd be branded as a traitor. Whatever he said, I'm sure he was 100% honest in his feelings.
As a white boy growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in rural Alabama, he became best friends with a black man, Bubba. He also remained loyal to Jenny, the only person who was kind to him as a child. And he was always willing to help out his mentor from the military, Lieutenant Dan. In short, if you were Gump's friend, you had a loyal friend for life.
At the end of the movie, he found himself with a child he didn't know about. So what does he do? He takes it upon himself to raise and care for the child.
A star football player, a war hero, a good friend. What a better world this would be if we had more Forrest Gumps. I wish I had half the character that man had. I know he is fictional, but I'm serious when I say he is a person we should all strive to be. Always honest and always doing the right thing.
Mack - awesome compilation. thanks for doing it again this year!
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Not a big fan of Colin Cowherd, but after the game this week he mentioned on ESPN radio that Alabama has an in house steroid testing program and is 100% clean - never had a failed test under Saban. He implied that he had an inside source that gave him the info.
Sorry, but I might have to bump this all off season. Makes me laugh every time I read it. Thanks Mack!!
It's like they forget that we recruit huge kids, we recruit the best kids, we have the best coach, we have as good of facilities as anyone in the country, and they work hard.
I don't even get it I don't see guys on our team who look like some of the monsters in the NFL. We have very few guys arms who looks like anyone in the NFL. There's guys in the NFL who weigh like 310 pounds with no gut and look like they have a body fat of 10% or less. We have big guys but there is still a difference between them and NFL guys.
Early nomination for thread of the year!!!
Watching ESPN until 4:00 a.m. the night/morning of the game was so fun as everyone lavished praise on Bama!!!
USC Forum (Southern Cal)
I'm not a fan of the Alabama coach, as a person, and I'm indifferent to that program, but you've got to love the style of play. Wonderful to behold. In fact, it's the one saving characteristic in all of football right now. Imagine if Saban had remained in the NFL and a tinkerbell program like Oregon were playing for titles regularly, and perhaps winning one if a favorable matchup unfolded? That would be unbearable, especially in conjunction with the style of play now coddled by NFL rules. You'd have one cupcake fan after another asserting that power football was passe, the same type of genius that described Georgia as "old man football."
As I posted several days ago amidst the Oregon euphoria, once Alabama won 3 in 4 that would be the spotlight, and the Ducks all but ignored.
Power football at its finest. None of that pansy bubble screen crap we are being subject to year after year with boy wonder.
ND wasn't getting any penetration with their defensive lineman in the 1st half so they started shooting LBs in the gaps but then Saban adjusts by throwing short passes in the short middle which was vacated by the LBs. He also starts going over the top to his WRs because ND was selling out to stop the run. However, it all started with power football in the trenches....big boy football.
It was really something to watch the progression of strategic adjustments that an elite coach makes in the course of a game. We haven't seen that since Pete left.
Last edited by Lassr4Bama; January 14th, 2013 at 01:38 PM.