So there I was, hanging out on the interwebs
avoiding doing real work doing research for future RBR features. The long weekend means a lot of nothing out there but, as usual, there was a great gem of humor amidst the throngs of meh. From the Twitter feed of "the most interesting man in the world."
That earned a genuine LOL and retweet and then onward on my internet journeys. But after a few minutes it hit me, THIS MIGHT BE THE BEST IDEA IN THE WORLD. Seriously. If there is something you really appreciate how is it even remotely possible that this: is in any way sufficient to express how you feel? Don't be ridiculous.
And when it comes to Coach Saban, it's almost an insult to minimize my appreciation into a tiny pale blue simulacrum of one's upturned thumb. Not only has he turned around our beloved Crimson Tide football program and returned it to national prominence but he's done it the right way. The latter is particularly evident this off season as you look around and see the sheer chaos being caused by coaches who simply have no clue.
Thus a plan was born.
Now, the first issue was addressing the disturbing ambiguity in the tweet above. As great as the sentiment might be, I'm not about to mail anybody a digit separated from my or anyone else's person. (There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me.)
Yet pictures, I have heard, can often express more than a thousand words.
To start, I took a moment to immortalize my thumb photographically in the proper setting. The result was as so:
Oh, that's positively resplendent. The next step was making my message slightly less creepy with a straightforward explanation of what I was hoping to accomplish.
That done, I had to prepare this glorious expression of my indebtedness to the Crimson Tide coaching staff the post. And it was handled thusly:
Lastly, I headed to my local US Post Office, procured the proper postage and sent this humble symbol of my gratefulness to the mail.
So, there. I've "liked" Coach Saban in a manner that is at least somewhat more commensurate with his standing and importance.
And I urge you all to do likewise. He and his staff get a heck of a lot of complaints and nonesense in the course of their hard work. It doesn't have to be a picture of your thumb, of course. Just a note saying "thank you" is the least they deserve for everything they've done for the team, the school and every one of us fans.
Here's the address:
Head Football Coach
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487