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Your RBR Word of the Day: obdurate

obdurate \OB-duh-rit; -dyuh-\, adjective:
1. Hardened in wrongdoing; stubbornly wicked. Hardened in feelings; hard-hearted.
2. Resistant to persuasion; unyielding.
3. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough.

Coach Saban's obdurate refusal to indulge the local media may not endear him to the beat writers forced to cover Alabama, but it's made him even more of a hero to a Crimson Tide fan base with an endemic distrust of sports writers.