- Jul 20, 2000
"Let them eat cake".......
Yeah, I was watching the game this weekend with some friends, and I was the only Bama fan. I would make a comment about some mistake that we would make, and they would all start moaning and telling me to shut up because we were ahead by 21 points, blah, blah, blah. I finally said that I was not worried about just beating UT. Instead, I was looking at things and hoping we would continue to improve because I want to win championships and not just individual games. Well, of course, they all started moaning and bellyaching at that point. I just finally had to tell them that I wasn't apologizing for our success. All I ever hope is that we do things the right way and not sell our souls for success, to which several of them responded that we just cheat better than everyone else. I choose to believe that we just work harder and do it better under Saban because I have been embarrassed when we have had some cheating issues in the past. Let's outwork them and outsmart them! Roll Tide!
Basically, you're right. Alabama and Clemson don't spoil the enjoyment of college football by the fans of non-top six schools anymore than Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio dating super-models spoils my marriage. We're hoping to beat our rival and to get to a good bowl game. Only a handful of schools have a chance to win it all. Look at it this way: you guys are upset when your team has a two loss season!College football is what it always was to 90%+ of the schools. Those schools never won conference or national championships anyway. Their fans watched for love of the game or their school, not because they expected anything in terms of championships.
Now, they might believe that it has changed, but it has not. When was the last time that MSU won an SEC Championship? National Championship? If they have no hope now, they never did. They just believed that they did - kinda like the parody of the Gamecocks fan in the latest SEC Shorts vid.
ETA - it might be fair to say that it has changed for a few schools who had a fighting chance every once in a while. But MSU? Not so much.
This is not a smart aleck reply...I thought you were a Bama fan?Basically, you're right. Alabama and Clemson don't spoil the enjoyment of college football by the fans of non-top six schools anymore than Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio dating super-models spoils my marriage. We're hoping to beat our rival and to get to a good bowl game. Only a handful of schools have a chance to win it all. Look at it this way: you guys are upset when your team has a two loss season!
Boy, I wish I could have said all that. You hit the nail on the head and put into words what most BAMA fans feel.After what we went through from 1997-2006, they can all pound sand.
What we are in the midst of, is just a blip on the radar of time. It has passed so quickly; 2009 seems like yesterday but it was 11 years ago; and CNS's retirement is rapidly approaching when viewed through the lens of time. Our society as a whole has become completely deficient of any attention span whatsoever, and cannot deal with adversity in a positive way. So they whine. They change the rules. It's a spiral to mediocrity. I have zero tolerance for it.
So I will enjoy every last ounce of glory that comes from this current Alabama run, knowing how fleeting it is, and won't give one ounce of concern to whether or not fans of other teams are enjoying their Saturdays. I got along just fine when we were losing to Louisiana Tech. They will too.
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