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Going on a decade, and beat reporters are still saying dumb things to Nick Saban. His response is as predictable as it is deserved.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

When I was a little kid, I used to annoy the hell out of my parents by asking variants of the same question over and over and over again.

It was great fun for me until the axe inevitably fell. After getting my proverbial teeth kicked in enough times, I eventually learned that, "hey, maybe this is not the smartest idea under the sun."

Then again, I'm not a beat reporter -- those guys apparently never learn with their desire to completely overlook opponents. There is no "bigger game" down the road when you adhere to The Process.

The video is worth watching in its entirety, but here's a choice soundbite for you:

Nick Saban gets wound up, fires off profanities sharing Alabama's respect for FCS foes | AL.com

"I don't think we had a guy on that field that didn't play in the NFL and about four or five of them were first-round draft picks," Saban said. "And I think that team won a national championship, but I'm not sure. "And they ran through our ass like s*** through a tin horn, man. And we could not stop them. Could not stop them. Could not stop them because we could not get a look in practice. We couldn't practice it right? And everybody said the same thing in that game. Y'all took a week off. This wasn't important, so it's not important to anybody else. It has to be important to the players and it has to be important to us."