A la AL.Com
"I mean, can somebody stand up and fight for these guys and what they do for the game -- and probably get less for it than anybody?" Saban said.
His voice rising to a shout, Saban pointed to how little the officials make for the trouble, saying, "If I was an official, and I was making what I made officiating because I love the game and I love doing it, and I was getting criticized by the media - including our announcers on TV -- like these guys are getting criticized, I'd step back and say, 'I think I'll go to the lake this weekend. You can have this.' That's what I'd do."
Now, can we put this ridiculous nonsense to rest? People get screwed, and we're still not sure if this was even a hose-job, unlike the no-call PI in 2004, or the no-call push-off offensive PI in 2005. Sheesh.