After Barnes left the Tide, Hack wrote a post entitled "Alabama football too tough for Californians," and write on cue Arrowhead Pride brought us word that the Oakland Raiders ended their off season workouts a week early because the players' union complained about "the high level of intensity, player aggressiveness and fast pace of our [the Raiders] practices." What the crap is going on out there in Pac 10 country (which, by the way, TTALLYSUXES!!!11LOL!L!L")?
And speaking of SECXRULZPAC!0DRUULZZ!!11!!, you won't be seeing any of that from Orson or PB from now on. While I have no problem with the rest of their proposed rules, the proclaiming of the superiority of one's conference over another is part of the great and wondorous life of a CFB fan, unless you're one of those "I don't pull for any one team, I enjoy the purity of the game" sissies, in which case, whatever, SECRULZZSISSSYPOORISTSDRUULZ!!!1!.
TideDruid runs some pre-Bama Saban YouTube down and finds, unsurprisingly, that ESPN was totally kissing his ass before he made them look like fools.
Finally, next Thursday, 6/28 (the weekend comes early when you're an internet star!) Nico and I will be at the Bottletree here in Birmingham to see Voxtrot, so if any of you B'ham types want to swing by and hang out then let us know by sending an e-mail to the address up there in the top left hand corner.