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Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

Posted on: September 9, 2010 6:46 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Football fans like to boo. It's in their nature, and it's something that's borne out in the stands of nearly every college football stadium every fall (IMPORTANT EXCEPTION: universities with Top 20 law schools. Stanford, Michigan, Duke... yes, they'd just never). Football is such a full-throttle expression of physical potential that as we watch it, our emotions follow those same extremes. Sure, people boo at baseball games, but it's far less, well, lusty, and baseball players never get the sense that they may attacked and killed by fans. Football, though--how there's never been an all-out prison-style riot at a football game is just mind-boggling.

So when a team makes the token effort to discourage booing, usually with posted reminders and maybe a pre-game announcement about sponsorship, the concern is noted and then immediately discarded and set ablaze the first time the home team gets called for pass interference. It's football; we ignore politeness. Boooooooo.

Ah, but when the cry for fans' sportsmanship comes from demi-god Nick Saban? That gets noticed awfully quick:

 

"Our football program and our stadium is probably the largest window that anyone looks at in the state of Alabama and maybe the University of Alabama," he said. "And I just don't think there's any place for booing anywhere in college football, and that includes booing the other team. ..."

Penn State "is a class program with class people that have been there for 45 years and done wonderful things for college football, the game of football, and a lot of people over a 45-year period," Saban continued. "And I think it would be a (bleep) crying-(bleep) shame if we booed 'em when they come into the stadium like we did last week's team. I just don't understand that."

Saban's concern is meritous, to be sure, and the best way to express dominance has always been through the power of setting an example, not following one.

And yet, Saban's never tailgated 3/4 of the way to blindness and then sat in stands, unable to directly communicate with that jerk of a ref who just called another phantom hold and whose side is he on anyway, hey? So Saban's asking favors of people whose situation he's somewhat unfamiliar with, and that's a tenuous proposition at best. Perhaps the fans obey Saban's wishes and don't boo JoePa and his charges before the game. Perhaps. But man, if those Nittany Lions actually win down there this weekend....

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Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2010 9:59 pm
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

Only the triangle area of North Carolina is even on a level playing field with Alabama on any terms an educated and informed person would care to measure.

Here's an example of a "yadday yadda yadday" type statement.  Obviously this poster is lying due to the fact the above statement is total bullshit. 


No smart a$$ I'm in the military and I have also been to several countries spending many many days on the high seas away from my family keeping some very awful things from happening; some that could be harmful to our great nation


Oh geez, how could I have forgot about the "I'm in/was in the military and saved America" to go along with the "I"ve lived here, there, everywhere, have had tons of experiences" yadda yadda yadda.

I don't even really consider myself successful at this point and I am defnitely not financially well off, but I have met a lot of people and lived in a lot of places and there are classless fans all over the place; to say otherwise is ignorant.


Ok, you're about 2 out of 5 ;)



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2010 11:33 pm
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

Oh crap, French, Alabama is playing a team from NC this coming weekend; we're going to need extra banjos.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2010 11:07 pm
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

Ha, yeah yeah yeah, people online always seem to have similier stories; have lived everywhere, financially well off and successful.  yadda yadda yadda  ;)No smart a$$ I'm in the military and I have also been to several countries spending many many days on the high seas away from my family keeping some very awful things from happening; some that could be harmful to our great nation. I don't even really consider myself successful at this point and I am defnitely not financially well off, but I have met a lot of people and lived in a lot of places and there are classless fans all over the place; to say otherwise is ignorant.

As for everyone in Alabama eating cornbread, playing football, and eating more cornbread just to make a living; wrong. We throw in some field plowing every now and then.

I defaulted to football because that is one of the main subjects in this post. It sounds to me that something might have happened to you while you were in Alabama or you had an encounter with someone from there.

So Frenchy, what did you think about that Bama/Penn State game this weekend? WHOOPS I STARTED TALKING ABOUT FOOTBALL AGAIN, I'm such a stewpid Allabbamian; whoops forgot for a second how this keyboard works.



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2010 1:46 pm
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

Before you make a sweeping condemnation of all 120 FBS school student bodies, let me point out that the fans of the Fightin' Texas Aggies do not boo opposing teams. Even our hated rivals, we show respect, silently stand down for injuries, and cheer when they get up.

Don't assume so quickly that sportsmanship is gone from fans in the NCAA.



Since: Nov 30, 2009
Posted on: September 11, 2010 12:11 pm
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

Well said, having lived in Alabama, North Carolina, Indiana, Virginia, Mississippi, and currently California, but being raised in none of them, Alabama is the only one I would willingly return to and live.   Only the triangle area of North Carolina is even on a level playing field with Alabama on any terms an educated and informed person would care to measure.  As for booing...if there is any on Saturday I'm sure it will be of the good natured friendly sort that this rivalry deserves.  Hope it's a classic.



Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2010 11:11 am
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

To Go Blue, I want you to keep holding your breath that Saban is going back to the pros.  He and his wife love Tuscaloosa, the Alabama fans and the recruiting opportunities that a class program is able to get.  He is held in high esteem from 90% of the fans if not higher.  He went to the pros because he wanted the challenge and he decided he didn't like the whole process.  College and pro football are so different. He came back to the atmosphere that he loves, mentoring kids and he's very good at it. 



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2010 10:41 am
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

I think it's commendable that Nick Saban wants to uphold the notion of sportsmanship.  I also think Saban is fond of grand pronouncements and feels as King of Alabama... no, wait, Coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide...  they're pretty much the same thing...  he feels that his words carry great weight at the university and across the state. 

In the end, there will be the handful of knuckleheads who will now go out of their way to boo because they were asked not to do so.  But for the most part, I can see the 'Bama faithful heeding Saban's words and being as classy as a stadium full of college football fans can be.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2010 10:22 am
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

Hey come on.  Lighten up everybody. You too Saban. Who are you to preach taking the high road and morals all of a sudden?  Just ask Miami fans about that.  Football is a sport. Bottom line.  A passionate, physical sport where slobber knocking is encouraged and aggressiveness and "physicality" lauded by coaches and announcers.  Booing is a noise, made from this passionate energy that flows while in the moment.  Nothing more, nothing less.  He who has not booed, throw thy first stone!  Saban, let's focus on "bleeping" football and let the fans have their "crying bleep shame(ful) " fun.  It's not a business for everybody Saban.  Some of us like to have a little harmful fun.



Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2010 9:42 pm
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

North Carolina? Really? Did the words "fans without class" just appear on a post from a NC fan? That makes sense seeing as how you ARE one of those "hippie f___ liberals". You're the reason we don't think much of the North. I suppose you're worried about your copy of the Koran being next?
What happened to half the starters on your team AND a coach? Oh yea, they got caught cheating and then tried to drag down players from other teams with them. Very "classy".




See?

Laughing



Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2010 9:40 pm
 

Nick Saban is very opposed to booing Penn State

Are you serious? On what are you basing your subjective numbers? The answer is nothing. You label an entire fanbase and state with a broad brush in order to imply you are enlightened, I suppose. You're the embodiment of ignorance. People like you label all Muslims as terrorists.

Before you start labeling groups of people ignorant, you should work on your grammar and spelling! You used 'than' instead of 'then'. Divorce isn't spelled 'devorce'. 'In all honestly' should be 'In all honesty'. Boo's should be boos. These are the errors in only this post. I don't have the time nor the desire to edit all your posts for errors.




football mecca, thanks for the spell-check, you really put me in my place.

I noticed you didn't actually challenge anything I said, very telling ;)

And yeah, those are a bunch of left-wing hippies spewing all the anti-muslim talk around the country  Undecided


You're damn right people in Alabama vote against ever increasing government regulation. A review of this government's track record and a brief study of history should be enough to convince anyone of the dangers of the institution of government.


Well, the oil comapnies have been run'n things over the last couple decades so......................well.......

........hey, wanna go take a dip in the Gulf?  Tongue out

When will you finally learn?????


Surely you've heard of tyrants like Hitler, Mao, Lenin, Pol Pot.


lol, never...apparently.


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