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A letter about Nick Saban's use of foul language

Posted on: October 11, 2010 5:04 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2010 5:11 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Coach Nick Saban:

I'm writing in regards to your comments made Monday afternoon about your team's performance thus far this year:

"The focus is not on what you need to do to be successful," Saban said. "It's drinking the Kool-Aid, thinking that just because they say it on ESPN, it's so, reading the newspapers all week. Just because you beat Florida 31-6, people start talking about you being the best team in the country. We're not the best team in the country. ...We had the best team in the country last year. We proved it. We proved it over 14 games. This team hasn't proved s***. Excuse my language. That's how I feel about it. I'm really upset that I used bad language. I'm sorry. I'm sure I'll get some letters on that, and should."

Indeed you will, for this is one of those letters.

As a football coach, you are held to high standards of performance and professionalism. You are a role model, not only to your football players and assistant coaches, not only to all Alabama fans, but to all football fans, young and old. You are tasked with upholding that responsibility every time you appear in public, whether that is on or off the field.

As such, your use of language on Monday was distressing and disturbing. That type of amateurish, juvenile use of language cannot be tolerated by any football coach, much less a man of your prominence, and I demand an immediate retraction, apology, and correction.

What every self-respecting adult knows you should have said is as follows:

We proved it over 14 games. This team hasn't proven s***. Excuse my language.

Everything else is completely correct.

Best wishes,
Concerned Grammarian

Comments

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 3:12 am
 

A letter about Nick Saban's use of foul language

I hate all these people that put up such a big deal about swearing.  They are words and people give them meanings.  If people stop making such a big deal about them then it will cure the problem.  People aren't gonna stop swearing so keep on doing it and who cares.  Tell me what the difference is between frick and f***?  Besides the sounds of the words they both serve the same purpose and they have the same meaning.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2010 8:13 pm
 

A letter about Nick Saban's use of foul language

What Jack A-S is worried abot a little profanity, must have never been to a sporting event or watch one on TV


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