Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Another good video...

I found myself back to the site a few times yesterday just to watch the pre-game video again. I thought I would put another video up that is fun to watch.

Projected Starters for Saturday

Below is what we have for the projected starters for Saturday's game against Clemson. We included the jersey number just in case you haven't seen or forgot. At some points in the game there could be as many as 8-10 first year players. Here you go:


Monday, August 25, 2008

Game week is here!

What better way to celebrate but with a very familiar video...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Our Julio clip

Alot of clips of Julio have been going around. Here's our take...

Most Annoying SEC Fans

Thanks to Lunceford, the intern from the roundtable, we now know who everyone hates the most

1. LSU - Never fails that the purple and yellow, tiger print pimp suits are out in full force, no matter where they go. The bengal tigers live it up everywhere they go, and cook the greatest food ever, yet never share. Les Miles has spent his pre-season rapping with Snoop Dogg instead of coaching football like your previous coach did for you. You flaunt that NC ring in our faces, as we see the setup for nothing this year. LSU fans and Mike the Tiger just can't stand the fact that Nick Saban left the coonass nation to come to a place that bleeds crimson and white, and not Jack Daniels.

2. Tennessee - The cheating fat Phil's live for the 8 win season, hell they even made it mandatory in the whale's contract. UcheaT wants nothing more than to expose everyone else cheating and act like they are innocent. Nothing would upset them more than to lose to Alabama and Auburn both this year, and go under that mark. Good luck finishing top 4 this year...in the East.

3. Auburn - Not a surprise, the "other" team from Alabama sits down south, and lives off their half of a national championship, while doing nothing but holding up a damn 6 next to Alabama's 12 rings. You know what, I'll give you a NC in 2004, but then allow me to show you Alabama's 5 additional NC's that we shared with people. Auburn fans have nothing of their own but copy everything the "original" has to offer. They don't have their own song to play back after they beat us, but rather a crappy version of the Rammer Jammer. Auburn will always play second fiddle in the long run, yet the number 6 for now holds more than anything else in their life. When Auburn reaches that pinnacle of success, and they can turn that win over Alabama into something worth a damn such as a National Championship, then we'll talk.

4. To find out where Alabama and other SEC schools rank follow me...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Season Preview

To follow up on Dewey's preview, I thought I would put my look towards the upcoming season.


With Clemson coming into the season ranked in the top ten what better way for us to make a statement at the first of the season. Clemson will look crisp. As bad as I want it, I feel that we have a rusty start that we won't be able to recover from.
Clemson 21, Alabama 10


Time to make a statement about those LA schools. First "Complete game" of the season.
Alabama 27, Tulane 6


Second "Complete game" of the season. I feel we'll get a good look at a few freshman and company.
Alabama 45, W. Kentucky 7


It's going to be a tough year for Arkansas. This will be the first game where we feel some struggle early. We'll be too well coached to not be ahead going into the half.
Alabama 31, Arkansas 14


Georgia's sheer talent will be a huge factor in this game. We'll be able to hang, but will come up short.
Georgia 21, Alabama 17


Might as well played Western Kentucky again.
Alabama 35, Kentucky 7


By this time in the season Mississippi is going to be struggling. We will not.
Alabama 24, Ole Miss 3


It won't be 41-17, but it will be a win. Quarterback troubles will hurt them this year. Especially with the pressure of starting out in the top 25. I can't wait!
Alabama 24, Tennessee 21


Might as well played Western Kentucky again.
Alabama 38, Arkansas State 6


As bad as I want it, I don't think we will pull it through. But I will go ahead and let you know that this will be the last time we lose to LSU in a long time.
LSU 17, Alabama 14


I'm feeling another win like 2005 but at home.
Alabama 17, MSU 0


Words will not express.
Alabama 21, Auburn 12

ALABAMA (9-3 overall; 6-2 conference)

Mid-week Miscellaneous

Let's hope Steele and company are working hard at that LB position

If you are a regular watching the Hey Coach show. It's started back. You can submit your questions here.

The Tide's King, Tiffin, and Fitzgerald are no longer walk-ons. They received a scholarship for this season. They earned it!

The AJC put out an article about the most obnoxious SEC football fans. How can this guy have any validity when he's not a UT fan but still thinks ..."I’m supposed to be disposed to hate UT fans. Sorry, but I never have. Don’t mind all the orange. Don’t mind hearing “Rocky Top” a thousand times. Don’t know why I don’t"

MemphisTider found a pretty legit CBS Saturday schedule for the 2008 season.

It would be nice to see a little bit of him in the first two home games.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Houndstooth Preview

For those of you who have not been able to make it down to the Houndstooth yet, here's a video preview.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Most powerful Coach in sports!?!

"In the late 1950s and early 1960s, when Alabama was last in everything--education, highway funding, progress in civil rights--the one thing people could take pride in was the success of the Alabama football team," says Paul Finebaum, a radio host and newspaper columnist in Birmingham.

Now we are second to last to Mississippi and it's still the same pride. Here you can find the article.

al.com put together a calculator tool that can tell you how your salary meets up with the Coach. It's a little depressing.

The article goes on to to show that the $32 million is a small price to what it brings in:

Robert Witt, points to the school's recent $500 million capital campaign as an example. "We have had 100,000 donors in that campaign, and a major reason they support us is football," he says. It's no different at any other college with a football team. Why do Ivy League schools even bother to field teams that are never going to win a bowl game? It keeps the alumni money flowing. That's how you pay for the English department.

Monday, August 11, 2008

10 Reasons why The Bird’s Nest in Beijing is not as cool as Bryant-Denny Stadium


Attempting to remain objective though staring wearily through crimson colored spectacles since 2008

August 11, 2008

10. Tyrone Prothro never caught a pass behind another player’s back there. Come to think of it, Prothro has never graced the Bird’s Nest with his presence nigh has he caught any passes there. That sucks for Beijing.

9. The Bird’s Nest houses track and field events such as running and throwing discuses. Bryant-Denny hosts events that include running and throwing footballs. Footballs > Discuses.

8. The Bird’s Nest looks like... well a bird’s nest and Bryant-Denny Stadium resembles a modern flying saucer. What’s more advanced, a bird or an intergalactic transport module?

7. The Bird’s Nest has Bob Costas, Bryant-Denny has Eli Gold.

6. People from all over the world view sporting events at the Bird's Nest. People from all over the State of Alabama view sporting events at Bryant-Denny. It's common knowledge that Alabamians are better than the rest of the world.

5. There is a lot of smog in Beijing and there are a lot of red-necks in Tuscaloosa.

4. Bird’s Nest seating Capacity = 91,000. Bryant-Denny seating capacity = 92,138.

3. The Bird’s Nest has the Olympic Torch for sixteen days. Bryant-Denny has a statue of Paul Bryant FOREVER.

2. The Bird’s Nest is in the middle of Beijing, while Bryant-Denny overlooks sorority row, literally overlooks.

1. Tommy Tuberville has never won a game at the Bird’s Nest, yet he hasn’t lost a football game at Bryant-Denny in nine years.

Post a comment if you have a better reason.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Awesome Video

This video speaks for itself. I hate pumpkins.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


The Tide starts two-a-days today. Yesterday was the first day in pads. Read more of this weeks practice. Check out photos from practice here.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Attempting to remain objective though staring wearily through crimson colored spectacles since 2008

August 4th, 2008

(There were fourteen coaches prior to Wade, but he’s the relevant start of legitimate football at the Capstone)
1924 was Wade’s second season at the helm of the Tide. He led the team to a Southern Conference Championship with a 8-1 record. The brightest note of the season was perhaps a 33-0 shellacking of the Georgia Bulldogs. Prior to that skirmish, the Bulldog Defense had given up a mere 14 points all season. Georgia was the South’s number one team going into that game. Sound familiar?

(Arguably the best coach in Alabama History)
Thomas’ second season at Alabama in 1932 was just your run of the mill 8-2 record. The year was pretty much uneventful other than it was the last year of what was then the Southern Conference and 1933 was first year of the Southeastern Conference headed up by Sewanee and Tulane.

(Not many people talk about him, but he preceded Johnny Vaught at Mississippi)
1948, Drew’s second season, marked the renewal of the Alabama/Auburn rivalry. Alabama handled that game 55-0 on its way to a mediocre record of 6-4-1.

(It is little known that Mike Shula modeled his coaching style after Ears)
2-7-1 was Whitworth’s tally for the 1956 Season. Bama started out 0-4 but eventually pulled out some wins and a tie, not a good model.

Bryant’s second year as coach in 1959 showed great improvement from the previous 6 years. The team went 7-2-2 and finished inside the top ten in the AP rankings. Auburn was one of those seven victories.

In 1984, the Tide amassed a whopping five victories coupled with six losses. Cornelius Bennett was a bright spot when he was selected as an All American that year.

(Not a bad coach, but he never beat Auburn)
The team went 9-3 in 1988. The anecdote of that season was the fact the Curry cancelled a game against Texas A & M due to the fact that there might be a hurricane warning. Jackie Sherrill of A & M was upset and mouthed off at Curry. When the game was rescheduled on December 1, 1988 the Tide mouthed off to the tune of 30-10 over the Aggies.

(Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Stallings family since the death of John Mark)
In 1991, Stallings took, the team to an 11-1 record led by a relentless defense. The lone blemish on the record came at the hands of Steve Spurrier coached Gators. Stallings and Spurrier would meet a few more times before it was all said and done.

(Does one have to re-live anything about this idiot’s tenure?)
1998 started a new tradition in Alabama history: the Music City Bowl. The Tide achieved a mark of 7-5. That’s all that needs to be said about Mike Dubose.

(A proven winner and snake oil salesman)
This was not too long ago, 2002, and the Tide got to ten wins but managed to fall to Auburn, Georgia, and UCLA. Franchione was given a bad rap for the way he departed after this season but there are two sides to the story and the people at Alabama had avenues to pursue to make things right. However, they did not do the things they needed to do keep Fran.

After throwing out sugar packets at his first press conference, Price found his sugar not in a bowl, but at Arety’s Angel’s in Pensacola Florida on the University’s tab. Mike Shula took a trip back up I-65 to lose another Music City bowl. This one was to Minnesota...Minnesota. Shula finished with a 6-6 record in 2004. At this point Auburn was up 3 games.

There are not many conclusions one can make in looking back at coaches’ second years in Tuscaloosa. There were no national titles, few conference titles. Really, it’s a mixed bag.

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