bammer- Just wanted to say let's keep the conversation about this article on RBR. No need to go over to ATVS and start a pissing match. Experience has told me they aren't they type of blog that welcomes debate.
…this was linked somewhere here at RBR when it was first published, but I just found it, and I wanted to share it with y’all in case you missed it like I did. The article itself is OK, but to me, the really interesting stuff is in the comments. Some excerpts from those:
…they all just repeat each other over and over until it just becomes a cacophony of crimson crap.
by Attack Tigger on Mar 20, 2013 | 7:56 AM
This guy gets extra credit for alliteration. Then there’s this:
In their head to head games, I think Miles has out gameplanned and adjusted Saban in 4 or 5 of the their last 6 games.
by Poseur on Mar 20, 2013 | 9:16 AM
There’s not much to say to this except…BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
I don’t think ESPN in 2011 was telling its on air personalities to push Bama, I just think it happened naturally, and they all just believe Alabama was the best team because they kept saying Bama was the best team.
by Poseur on Mar 20, 2013 | 3:00 PM
Or maybe it’s possible they believe Alabama was the best team because Bama was the best team. Could be that.
ESPN pushed for…
and got Alabama into the BCS Title Game in 2011. They were basically campaigning for them…and the shameless, idiotic Harris poll voters swallowed the hook.
by Kris Brauner on Mar 20, 2013 | 10:15 AM
I don’t expect everyone to pay attention, but the Harris voters were actually pushing Alabama well before ESPN, almost immediately after our brain fart in the first LSU game that season. Then there’s this by the same poster:
They even put up inaccurate graphics comparing Bama to Oklahoma State which favored Bama.
OK, now I’m not going to claim that I absolutely know I saw all ESPN graphics that year, so he may be right about them putting up some that were inaccurate…but there were plenty of accurate metrics that favored Bama to use, important statistical data that indicated that Alabama was, indeed, the better team (well before we humiliated LSU in New Orleans).
the college football media has always looked at the “Old Money,” of which Bama is most certainly a member. Even Florida’s amazing Tebow/Meyer run didn’t get so much fawning
by Billy Gomila on Mar 20, 2013 | 11:18 AM
Holy cow. Is he serious, y’all? He sounds like he’s being serious? He’s not, though, right? Right? Wow. Finally…
I have a friend who is a Bama fan, and who disputes that there was any way that OSU deserved any consideration on getting into the BCSCG in 2011.
by Thorny on Mar 22, 2013 | 10:30 AM
Like me, I’m sure you all get this guy’s point. OSU totally deserved consideration on getting into the BCSNCG in 2011. It’s just that, once you fully considered them, it was clear that they weren’t the most deserving opponent for LSU.
If that wasn’t validated enough for anyone in the actual BCSNCG, then there’s absolutely nothing anyone else can say to help those poor people.
Nothing. Nada. Zereaux.