Some people just need to grow up. This isn't about UT or Alabama, it's about helping charities and Nick Saban is one of the best drawing cards in the country.
If this is all people care about, then they really have their priorities out of order.
No one's perfect, especially me, but in recent years many Bama fans have taken the team's success and lack of player legal troubles as a sign that Saint Saban is running a perfect program.
While I understand that fans often get a little crazy about their team, many often forget that all of the schools recruit the same players, so don't be surprised when one of the accused is your own.
I really wish there was a silver bullet to stop student-athletes from bringing shame on their team, university and family.
Sadly that will never happen.
Jamarcus Russell is my poster child for quarterbacks to remain in college football as long as they can. That, plus someone to put a foot up their rear-ends when they don't do all their prep work the week of games, during the off-season and maintaining physical training.
There have been countless busts among top college QBs through the year, but getting more college reps is one of the primary tools they can have. That, and playing in a pro-oriented offense.
I wish Russell well; who ever told him to leave LSU after his junior year is probably hiding under a rock these days.
The prison statistics in the US are revealing: we have more people in prison than China.
Former prosecutors from throughout the country admit that the current system is terribly flawed.
Some how, some way, our country needs to develop a system where the number of crimes are reduced and sentences actually fit the crime.
Yes, personal accountability is a must; however, the number of people stuck in jails is a national disgrace and a severe burden on community, state and federal budgets!
I'm a Dawg fan through and through. With the exception of Florida, I always cheer for SEC teams.
I grew up in Savannah and attended the Georgia-Florida game for many years. Before the Evil Genius arrived in the 90s, their fans acted as if they had the legacy of Notre Dame, Alabama and Southern Cal combined. Now they think they invented college football.
So, yes. I'm cheering for Alabama. Nothing against ND. I just like the SEC!
Nobody associated with the Florida program was motivated about the Sugar Bowl. Hell, their fans were so disappointed that half of the school's allotment of tickets were returned.
How many times do players have to be reminded of major upsets before they discount their own invincibility?
As for LSU, those three pass plays at the end of the game looked like a middle school coach was making the calls (no disrespect for middle school coaches intended). I mean really, the Tigers have a smash-mouth running offense. So why go against your strength when the game is on the line?
And who the hell does Ole Miss play in their bowl game?
Mark, as usual you're right on the money. I'm a life-long UGA and SEC fan, so it's difficult for me to see the Dawgs in anything other than a BCS Bowl. The conference tie-ins have created some impressive match-ups through the years and there are some interesting games on this year's schedule.
But for FSU to play Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl is a real joke. So is UGA playing Nebraska in a bowl.
I really hope UGA makes a huge point by posting 70 on the Huskers. After what I saw this season and Saturday, it could happen.
Thanks for all your great copy. It's always a pleasure to read your work!
Why would a guy like John Gruden want to coach a college football team? Why would a guy who has a great paying gig want the worry of college kids who can get into crazy trouble at the drop of a hat? Why would a guy who has a great paying gig with very limited time required want to recruit in a landscape that forces him to travel all over the country, when we could be at home, playing golf or writing a book on whatever aspect of football he wants to write about?
I understand the competitive issues for coaches. And I understand the development of young men to adult men. And I completely understand the monetary aspects.
But to take on a struggling college program when you're the talk of the sports broadcasting world and making very good bank is not only crazy, it's foolish!
timbo, it's you who doesn't have a clue.
During the first debate, Romney repeated several times that people throughout the country are hurting because of the economy. Romney is nothing more than a financial predator, who has participated in the long-term rape and destruction of the US economy. He set himself as a paid lobbyist, then went to Congress and worked to have laws changed to his/Bain's benefit.
It has taken 30 years to destroy our economy and it was take a long time to get in back on track. I don't like taking that attitude, but it's the cold, hard truth.
If Romney is such a great job creator, why did Mass rank 47th out of 50 states in job creation? Does that show an ability to create jobs? Didn't think so.
Twenty years after working to change the laws, he has the gall to question our country's current economic relations with China.
In the first debate Romney lied when he said US companies don't receive tax breaks when they off-shore. That's simply not true.
For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would vote for a traitor like Mitt Romney. He worked to destroy US companies, does not invest his money in the US economy and now he wants us to believe that he has a miracle cure.
I am not excited about another Obama term in the White House. However, given Romney's business and political history, and his inability to provide an actual plan for economic recovery, I cannot vote for him.
This is a disaster waiting to happen. Thousands of rural families and businesses rely on aquifers for their water source. Tampering with this delicate balance has already created problems in other states, with tainted water supplies forcing people to find other sources of water.
Powerful lobbying firms have pushed through changing the regulations for fracking while the same firm have convinced elected officials to cut or eliminated support for wind farms, solar farms and other forms of clean energy, including fuel cell technology.
I hate to sound like an alarmist, but it this continues we could have a major health public issue, major setbacks in agricultural and other forms of industry that rely on ground water.
Bottom line, it's a dangerous and dirty business.