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 Post subject: Holy Field Goals, Batman! Says Saban:
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Does he think The 'Tide has ebbed? But, dang!, most importantly, wonder how this s pronouncement washed ashore to the ears of his players?

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 Post subject: Re: Holy Field Goals, Batman! Says Saban:
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It's always better to have a lower ranking early in the season. That way you might be able to sneak up on unsuspecting opponents. Alternatively, it's always better to undercommit and overachieve.

Edited to add, because I could not resist, a reference to the curious crimson tide mascot of the University of Alabama, a microscopic toxic dinflagellate algae called Karenia brevis. Here's some of what Wikipedia, that font of academic wisdom compiled by lowest common denominator, has to say about it:

"Red tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms) when it is caused by a few species of dinoflagellates and the bloom takes on a red or brown color."

"Red tides in the Gulf of Mexico are a result of high concentrations of Karenia brevis, a microscopic marine algae that occurs naturally but normally in lower concentrations. In high concentrations, its toxin paralyzes the central nervous system of fish so they cannot breathe. Dead fish have been observed to wash up on gulf beaches of Mexico and Texas. In addition to killing fish and contaminating shellfish, the toxins released by Karenia brevis blooms can kill marine animals including dolphins and manatees. Red tide is very harmful to the environment and ocean inhabitants, because toxins produced by it can affect the central nervous systems of fish, birds, mammals, and other animals. Dense concentrations appear as discolored water, often reddish in color. It is a natural phenomenon, but the exact cause or combination of factors that result in a red tide outbreak are unknown. Red tide causes economic harm and for this reason red tide outbreaks are carefully monitored."

So this is what the University of Alabama thinks of its sports teams?


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 Post subject: Re: Holy Field Goals, Batman! Says Saban:
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Chawlie, you sho'nuff beeze right about a lotta stuff. and , if you will permit permit a bit of a Soap Box: methinks that with this www thingy, still but on its leading edge, most of Our young'uns get their news -- and can choose -- via these new-fangled IPads + SmartPhones + Other SmartMedia and, thusy often thus selectively choose what is of interest to THEMSELVES! Rather sad, I say!

But, Good sir, as I am certain YOU know, it all will come down to a matter of Dollars, not Sense: Collegiate funding: Chances are that Chancellors Hither and Yon are taking no chances, at any higher-learning school, of answering to Alumni $$$$$$ donors.

Coming full circle, however, I do agree -- squared -- that a strategy of "Our Weakness are..." can give some opponents some pause: 'Do we kick the field goal or punt the pigskin?' Seems Mr. Saban finds it hard to "say."


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 Post subject: Re: Holy Field Goals, Batman! Says Saban:
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Chawlie wrote:
So this is what the University of Alabama thinks of its sports teams?



There's a huge difference between "red tide" and the "Crimson Tide."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universit ... traditions

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No offense, Lolly. I also poke gentle fun at those Plainsmen who keep a War Eagle mascot but somehow call themselves tigers.


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No offense taken, Chawlie! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Holy Field Goals, Batman! Says Saban:
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So sadly it is, these days, that so many young athletes are dying at young ages these days!

But an assumption is needed here: I can't tell what is in folks' head; if so, I'd be a lottery winner. But fearing the worst, I assume many would be inclined to associate illegal drugs/performance enhancers as causes.

Still....


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