Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Back off McElroy

Now you all know my distain for JP, and usually I wouldn’t be writing this but I think McElroy is on of the best all around QB we have had at Alabama in a long time.

Ok I am going to say that Florida would not be a good team with out Tim Tebow. You can argue all you want with me on that but it is true. There defense is good, but would it be as good with out Coach Tebow. I do want to take a look at the numbers, because that is all we have, right?
...........................CMP ...Att .....Yds .....Cmp% ...TD... Int...Sack
Tim Tebow .......149... 230 ......1323 ....64.7 ......10.... 4 .....17
Greg McElroy ...121 ...202 ......1445 ....59.9 .......9..... 3 ......8

So you tell me how bad Greg McElroy has done this year as a new Junior QB. I mean come on, this is Lord Tebow’s stats. I am not trying to make a case for anyone for Heisman, I am just pointing out numbers. And yes Greg has had “3” bad games, but I am betting if you look back at those games you will see play calling wasn’t the best. It appeared when Greg started to struggle, we took the ball completely out of his hands. That’s a shame. I think that a week of rest after an 8 game in a row streak will help. I am on the verge of saying that this will be a blow out for Alabama, but I won’t. We do best in big games, and I know you are going to say Tennessee was a big game, but were we looking forward to the week off then LSU. I think we were. See you all on Saturday and RTR.

Daniel Moore Wins

Daniel Moore, the artist beloved by University of Alabama football fans for preserving some of the Crimson Tide's most memorable exploits, won the right to keep painting without having to be licensed by UA.

A federal judge today said in a memorandum opinion that Moore's art does not violate any UA trademark.

Read more here...

So...go and buy the new painting that is currently being worked on, Maximum Block, before the special pricing expires.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Smoke 'Em

So I am a little late posting about the Tennessee game...sorry about that. What a game though! There are two things we can take from that game. The first one is that Tennessee is going to be good from here on. They have the talent and coaching to be competitive again in the SEC. They are probably a year or two away from being back in the top 15. The second thing is that our team needed an off weekend like I have never seen before. We looked tired and unfocused. We have had some tough games and thankfully came out on top of those. I don't like the fact that we looked so tired though. We have been the kind of team that wore other teams out...and we just didn't look like that against Tennessee.

Hats off to Terrence Cody though. He vaulted himself back to the top of the NFL draft as a DT. Everyone knows how dominant he is by drawing double teams and busting up the middle...but now that he has two blocked FGs...he is more of a complete DT. Having strength combined with speed and timing is key to being a top notch NFL DT. Daniel Moore has announced his next painting "Maximum Block" so go ahead and get your order in before they are sold out. I still have the two paintings from last year that haven't been framed yet...so getting another one will just add to that list.

Now we look ahead to the Tigers of LSU. They are arguably one of the most talented teams in the nation and their offense has had two great games in a row now. Their defense has been incredible as well. They have had a perfect record in Tuscaloosa this decade and are looking to close it out with another win. The last time the Tide beat the Tigers in Bryant-Denny was November 7, 1999...exactly 10 years prior to this coming Saturday. If you don't remember that one...check this out: 1999 Bama vs LSU Goal Line Stand.

The line as of right now is somewhere between 9 and 10 points in favor of the good guys. Looks like Vegas is trying to get a lot of money for LSU and we should see that number end up around 6 by kickoff. Speaking of kickoff...it will be at 2:30 PM on CBS. Tailgating should be the best of the entire season...and it will be up to us, the Tipsy Tiders, to bring our "A" game. I hope all of you can make it out there. We are going to try to have a nice spread of food that includes some Cajun cuisine as well.

If we want to win a National Title this year...this is the game we must win. You take it one week at a time...and this one is as big as any. We have the talent, coaches, and determination to win...we just have to execute. Big defense on 1st and 2nd down will be key. We'll need to create some turnovers and stop getting penalties on kick returns. As far as our offense...if Ingram can get back to true form...we should be fine. I think McElroy will settle down and get back to his former self we saw in the first 5 games. This is it though...time to man up and dominate.

Roll Tide!