Are you ready for some football?

June 27th, 2010 · 109 comments

No, not the World Cup — we’re talkin’ good ol’ American college football. After all, as the homepage of the The Huntsville (Alabama) Times will tell you, kickoff is only a short 68 days away!

If you live in a town like Huntsville, Alabama, it’s beyond the scope of most folks’ imaginations that one simply wouldn’t care about something as earth-shatteringly important as football. As our submitter, a reporter at The Huntsville Times, explains, “We’re one hell of a football nation here — you either root for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide or Auburn University.”

So, our submitter concludes, “I’m guessing this letter comes from an Auburn fan.”

OU READY FOR SOME MORE BAMA FOOTBALL? NO!!! Actually, we are sick of all your Bama football. That's all you print anymore — Bama headlines, Bama articles, Bama pictures — huge headlines, long articles, big pictures. You're supposed to be a newspaper, not a sportspaper. We want news -- not all the Bama crap. Stop pandering to the Alabama crowd and give us real news instead. There are a lot of us who don't believe the whole world revolves around the Crimson Tide.

UPDATE: Another postcard-to-the-editor from the Huntsville Times’ number #1 reader!

related: A day in the life of a crank

extra credit: “The Death of Print Journalism”

FILED UNDER: Alabama · CAPS LOCK · football · most popular notes of 2010 · newspaper


109 responses so far ↓

  • #1   AB

    Roll Tide! …probably is an Auburn fan :)

    Jun 27, 2010 at 5:43 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Jim

      No, probably just, like me, sick of everything in this goddamn city being about an idiotic sport.

      Jun 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   steph

    AMEN, BROTHER! I could have written that myself. I get so sick of the Birmingham News printing that football schlop all the time, and everybody always talking about college football and the Auburn/Alabama rivalry – year round! There is more to life!

    Jun 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Canthz_B bang

      There’s a baseball rivalry too?!

      Jun 27, 2010 at 5:54 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   steph

      not as much… but I meant they actually talk about football in the spring. And summer. It’s maddening.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   infanttyrone

      If they had men with the stones to play a manly sport…rugby…curling…

      Jun 28, 2010 at 10:30 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Flaboy2425

      I”m with you, Steph. I am living in Texas now and put up not only with the University of Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry, but also with all of the local high schools filling the newspapers. Enough, a’ready. I don’t know who made football King.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 11:31 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Maas

      I guess the Birmingham News has to print something when there are no civil rights leaders to lock up.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Canthz_B bang

    This is what happens to a local paper when all their news reporters quit to run their own blogs.

    Jun 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   mamason bang

      What’s a newspaper?

      Jun 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Canthz_B bang

      It’s that stuff on the bottom of the birdcage, mamason.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   roll tide

    my dad just reminded about the countdown to kickoff a few days ago. bama football is all that matters, has been for as long as i can remember. definitely an auburn fan. QQ

    Jun 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Jim

      Wow, people really can’t believe someone wouldn’t care about sports? “Well you simply MUST care one way or the other!”

      Jun 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Jonathan

    Oil spill? What oil spill?

    (ETA: If you’re married and monogamous, your life does kinda revolve around the crimson tide… but that’s another kind of newspaper entirely.)

    Jun 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   chrys

      It matters not for some of us.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Canthz_B bang

      What oil spill indeed. There is no oil spill in the Gulf. What you have is an oil leak.
      Tankers spill oil. Pipelines spill oil. The planet does not.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 12:55 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   meethinks

      A leak? I don’t know about that. From Tampa, it looks like a gusher.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 6:27 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   HandyMarigolds

      Gusher, eh? All this Crimson Tide talk got me thinking: Maybe they could stem the flow with some Tampans?

      Jun 28, 2010 at 9:04 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   shwonline bang

    Dear Reader,

    Thanks for your comments, but all those long front page stories and photos are about Obama.

    The Editor

    Jun 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm   rating: 39  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Maas

      And here I thought the football team was at the G20 advocating a reduction in national debts…

      Jun 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Thessaly

    See, this is the difference between Alabama, and Ohio, where the TRUE football fans reside. No-one here would ever tire of hearing about OUR football team. GO BUCKS!

    Jun 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Bunnee

      Thessaly, I don’t know you, but I feel a certain kinship that starts with…

      O-H

      Jun 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Decoy

      Yeah, that’s right. No one from your miserable state can actually spell it.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Bunnee

      Hmmm. You must be from Michigan.

      I fart in your general direction.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 8:58 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Thessaly

      Bunnee –
      I-O!
      GO OHIO!!

      :)

      Jun 28, 2010 at 10:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   Sybil

      Thessaly-
      Wanna bet?

      Jun 28, 2010 at 11:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   Clumber

      … says the alum whose school mascot is.. a tree.

      Seriously, a tree.
      GO TREES! Makes no fucking sense. I mean at least the other OSU over here in the Pac1012 can claim to be using sexual innuendo with GO BEAVERS!

      GO DAWGS who pee on trees….

      Jun 29, 2010 at 11:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   Bunnee

      Clumber, I think most of your comments are funny, but not this one. I hope your beaver gnaws on my tree long enough to make it fall over and crush the beaver. ;)

      (I do agree that a tree is a pretty stupid mascot, but what can you do? Also, I fart in your general direction.)

      Jun 30, 2010 at 10:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   Clumber

      Wow. (swooon)

      Ummm… I mean, oh yeah?!?! Well my father smells of elderberries!

      (wait…)

      Jul 1, 2010 at 7:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.9   Divvitar

      I always get a kick out of the USC/OSU game. “It was a bad day for the Beavers today, as the Trojans wore them out,” or “Beavers come out on top of the Trojans!”

      Nov 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Ashmeadow

    Huge…long…big. We all know what the notewriter really wants.

    ‘Bama sex scandals. Well you’re in luck, notewriter . On page 15 in the newest addition, there’s some good investigative reporting on what really happens in those locker rooms. It’s a nice change from all those sports stories.

    Jun 27, 2010 at 7:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   SallySweet

    As an Idaho fan in Boise State territory, I can relate to this PAN. It seems like when some sort of BSU story comes out it somehow takes up all of the sports section and creeps around to the front page. Very annoying.

    Jun 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Canthz_B bang

      Well, it’s Idaho. What the hell else is there to report unless potato blight rears its ugly head? ;-)

      Jun 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   HandyMarigolds

      Well, there’s always the hate groups in the north, but they’re reputed to suck at football.

      And most other things.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 9:20 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Divvitar

      So do the Vandals, but my Nephew goes to U of I. Not sure why he left Washington for college; we have plenty of teams that suck here.

      Nov 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   schul

      Because going to college is all about football teams, am i rite? I could have sworn you get a degree from passing classes, not winning sports games…. I guess I might not be earning that degree after all. My bad taxpayers.

      Also: FUBSU

      Nov 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Nack

    Long shot, but I’m going to guess the person could care less about sports in general….It’s the reason blogs are thriving, because newspapers don’t print “news”.

    Jun 27, 2010 at 7:34 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   infanttyrone

    Oh, the head coach he draws X’s and O’s
    and screams we gotta block.
    I’d ask him what the hurry was,but
    he’d prob’ly choke on his chalk.
    The cheerleaders treat me kindly,
    and they furnish me with ‘shine,
    but way deep down I know I’ll only
    play 3rd string defensive line.

    Oh ! Bama ! Can this really be the end ?
    To be stuck inside of the Crimson Tide
    With the football blues again…

    There was this garage band that played a gig in Birmingham last year…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S6nkRW9ANo

    Jun 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Bamafan

      Wrong Birmingham assjack.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   infanttyrone

      Well, if The Dan had ever played your Birmingham (and one of y’all had had a camera and uploaded it to YT), I’d'a picked your Birmingham.

      As it is, we’ll have to settle for the Birmingham over there in Europe…
      you know, the place where the history comes from.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6hijsqO8H0

      Jun 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Canthz_B bang

      BOMBS AWAY!!!

      Jun 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   H for Toy bang

      Assjack… isn’t that a children’s cereal?

      Jun 28, 2010 at 10:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   mamason bang

      No. It’s like the “Lojack” car security system for stolen vehicle recovery except it’s for your ass. It’s your ass security system for stolen ass recovery.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   infanttyrone

      Thanks Mama,
      I definitely gotta get my ASSJACK unit recalibrated.
      I get a beeping signal every time I go past a hole in the ground.

      Syad eseht adrawkca-ssab os leef I rednow on !

      Jun 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Danielle

    WAR EAGLE!!!!

    Jun 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Kikishea

      War Damn Eagle!!!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   jinx

    Anyone else disappointed this sign isn’t about Obama? Or his wife? Sorry, but her pictures are “Bama pictures” I DON’T wanna see.

    Jun 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   infanttyrone

      Hi, jinx…
      Y’know, if you really want to avoid all those annoying Obama news items, do what anyone with half a brain would do/has done…move to Alabama.
      They almost beat Arizona for Stupidest State on HBO…just wear red.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   jinx

      I’m moving to Louisiana. It has TWO shows on HBO and vampires.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Dyn-o-mite

      Or just watch FOX News.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 10:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   jayskinner70

      Awww jinx…So sorry to disappoint you. I guess you are one of those conservaPERVs who voted for McDrain & Caribou Barbie. Sounds like you are more interested in the T&A aspect of the office of the POTUS than any substantive contributions. “Drill baby drill” indeed…

      Jun 28, 2010 at 8:30 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   HandyMarigolds

      T&A? I mean, Palin’s OK-looking, I guess, but she’s definitely “politician hot.” It’s a relative thing; sort of like the opposite of TV-ugly.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 9:12 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   jayskinner70

      Agreed, Handy, she’s just “OK”. But, honestly, what other reason could one possibly have for supporting the duo?

      McCain has one foot in the grave. Palin’s a half-term quitter who was hell-bent on spreading her “family-values” message while her unwed, underage daughter was knocked up by the hockey team captain. I can’t think of a single reason other than the “T&A” aspect.

      And what really drives me crazy is when the ‘tards come out and bash Mrs. POTUS for her looks – her muscular arms, her clothes, her “whatever”. Not everyone can make the “deer-in-headlights” (Laura Bush), “George Washington-after-a-sex-change (Barbara Bush)”, metro-sexual lumberjack” (Todd Palin), or “June Cleaver-meets-Dr. Botox” (Cindy McCain) look work for them.

      Its obvious that the right has nothing left in the tank when ANY mention of ANYTHING brings about these sort of anti-Obama comments. This was a P/A note about a football team from Alabama and yet, here I am dressing down the fool who takes a cheap shot at Mrs. POTUS.

      Honestly, If an aging beauty queen is what chubs up the GOP, the left is good through at least 2016 – maybe longer.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 10:54 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.7   infanttyrone

      jayskinner70,
      You have quite the knack for describing public figures with brief but densely-packed and evocative phrases. Harpooning and dressing trolls is a fairly commonplace skill here, but you have a whale of another talent.
      Let ‘er rip any old time…I’ll put a thumb up as soon as I stop laughing.
      They were all great, but post-op George…ah!

      itsbe: Cause it fits and it’s got a pedal steel on it…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAczi8DsqBQ

      Jun 28, 2010 at 8:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Lallafa

    Why would you name your FOOTBALL team after a euphemism for MENSTRUATION? DO THEY NOT KNOW?

    Jun 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   TheOldSchool

      Alabama’s football team wanted to be called the “Periods,” but “Ole Miss” beat them to it.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   infanttyrone

      They considered stealing Cal Tech’s Periodicity, but the kicker,
      who was the only player who could explain it, transferred to MIT.

      Pride of the South met a similar fate when the Food Lion legal department faked ‘em out of their legal briefs with a memo re copyright infringement.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Pterosaur

      They don’t have a mascot, but the cheerleaders are always bloated and cranky.

      Jun 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   surrahsurrah bang

      “Don’t let the name fool you, these jockstraps don’t run… cuz we’re dudes!”

      Jun 28, 2010 at 12:50 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Bamagal

      Um, the name “Crimson Tide” originated in 1907. Methinks that the euphamism probably came afterwards, genius.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 10:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   anglophile bang

      Yeah, because the first documented instance of menstruation didn’t occur until 1934.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   LJ

    Auburn fan.

    My 8 month old is already ready for the new season. She has her ‘Bama onesies, ‘Bama workout outfit, ‘Bama sweatshirt…And we aren’t anywhere near Alabama.

    Jun 27, 2010 at 7:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Dyn-o-mite

      But you’re at least new ‘Bama’ right? :D

      Jun 27, 2010 at 10:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   LL

      LJ – That’s CHILD ABUSE!!!

      WAR EAGLE!!!!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   kiwimusume

    Am I the only one who thinks “Crimson Tide” is a very unfortunate name, especially with “the” in front?

    Jun 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Kels

      It is unfortunate! I live in Huntsville, and no one seems to know. There’s a guy I always end up driving next to on my way to work. He has a convertable VW bug with sunvisors that say “roll” and “tide.” It’s pretty disturbing.
      I’m an oddball, because I don’t care about either team.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 9:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Jason

      I live in Mobile and I don’t care about football in the slightest. Oddballs unite.

      Mar 21, 2011 at 2:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   dave

    Bama fans are so obnocnious. Albama students only go to school there because of football. I went to the Univirsity of Auburn to get a education.

    war eagel!!!

    Jun 27, 2010 at 9:48 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Allyson

      Is this a joke? Really not doing Auburn any favors with your spelling.

      But I imagine you’re not a graduate or have even stepped foot on the campus, otherwise you’d know it’s Auburn University – not the ‘University of…’

      Jun 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   S

      Um….blatant sarcasm….surely?

      If that’s a believable portrayal of the state of literacy in Alabama universities I’m very disturbed.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 1:35 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   grrltechie

      “You wear an Alabama shirt cause your mom went to Wal-Mart. I wear an Auburn shirt cause I went to Auburn.”

      The generic you, of course.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   burt osborne

      grrltechie, is this you in the Auburn shirt:

      http://deadspin.com/5122404/auburn-fans-love-a-challenge

      Jun 29, 2010 at 6:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   oi

      omg! I could not finish just about when she first time swallowed it. lizards are disgusting. Just site of them makes me ill. I would not go inside 5 feet radius around a lizard. She touched and and nd tried to eat it. I can’t process that!! oh I want to die or kill somebody. I am shivering like a wet cat. Help! Help!

      Jun 29, 2010 at 6:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Kitty

    Ha. “The Crimson Tide” is what I call my monthly gift when I don’t feel like being a grown-up.

    Jun 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Bethany

    Of course, there’s no possible way that this person just *doesn’t like football.* Yes, there are some of us out there who detest watching it, reading about it, or hearing people talking about it. I just wish people would learn that I’m not interested. I don’t talk about my Doctor Who obsession with you all the time, why do you think I want to hear about a bunch of muscle-bound, brain injured lunkheads running into each other?

    Jun 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Arielemc

      Hear, hear!

      Jun 28, 2010 at 7:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   HandyMarigolds

      Man, can you imagine if Dr. Who plot turns regularly made front-page news, and we all had office pools where we could bet on them?

      I’d totally park my Tardis in that universe.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 9:17 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Sybil

      *applauds*
      And yes, I understand the game. I just find it boring. Almost as boring as baseball.
      I do enjoy MMA, though.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 11:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   HappyNat

      How much commerce do Dr. Who fans create for the local area? You may hate football, but it brings in a ton of money to the University and businesses in the area.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   UnclGhost

    Wow, for a second there I thought it was some illiterate rant about Obama and “red” communism.

    Jun 28, 2010 at 12:59 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   bowloftoast bang

    My whole world revolves around the crimson tide…then again, I’m a rhythm method kind of guy.

    Jun 28, 2010 at 2:34 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Canthz_B bang

      ♫ Who could ask for anything more? ♫

      Jun 28, 2010 at 3:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Alan

    QUOTE: “We’re one hell of a football nation here …”
    Since when did Huntsville (or even Alabama) become a nation?

    Jun 28, 2010 at 5:58 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Angela

    College football sucks.

    Jun 28, 2010 at 8:51 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Aardvaark bang

    Same damn thing happens with the Penn State local fishwrap. Can’t wait for the Tide to beat the Nits

    Jun 28, 2010 at 8:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Joe

    Has a life out side of football. Cares about real news… Yep, probably an Auburn fan.

    Jun 28, 2010 at 9:27 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   CL

      Forced to pretend not to care about football because of such a bad team. Definitely Auburn.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 5:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   ERL

      Right, as opposed to the Bama fan, whose team is so awesome that they can’t stop thinking about them long enough to do much more then mouth breath and stuff cheetoh’s in their pie hole.

      Idiot….

      Jul 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   Divvitar

      Hey, which team is undefeated? Yes, that would be AUBURN! I’m secretly hoping ‘Bama beats them though, because I want Oregon to play TCU or Boise State for the National Championship.

      Nov 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   KS04

    Wow, my Alma mater’s football team has players who punch other players in the face, beat their girlfriends, steal stuff from frat houses, get caught with marijuana and essentially are booted from the team and I have yet to see that make front page news.

    I guess I’m in the wrong state.

    Jun 28, 2010 at 9:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      University of Houston, baby!

      Jun 28, 2010 at 10:32 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   wfa

    I’m guessing it came from someone who’s fed up with hearing about sports every time they try and get updated on real issues of the world, like oil spills and the economy.

    Jun 28, 2010 at 11:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Scott

    Why would a school team want to be referred to in the same manner as a woman’s menstrual cycle?
    Crimson tide? Really??

    Jun 28, 2010 at 11:49 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Uaelit

    All I see is a bunch of whining and complaining. Ohio sucks, just the Tennessee of the north. Alabama football is a collective nation, if you understood anything about the grasp the university has on it’s alumni world wide you might understand. Who said what about U of A academics? Do a little research on Alabama academics and tell me what you find?

    Jun 28, 2010 at 12:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   HappyNat

      I’d love to do some of this researchin’, but I graduated from Alabama and don’t know how.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   barry

      How clever, your mother must be proud of you Nat.

      Jun 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Z

    I’m about to delete every sports fan from my facebook. I’m so sick of hearing about the game, whats happening during the game. What did you guys think of that game today? Do I give a play by play of the models in the runway shows I watch? Do I ask about the Prada chandelier shoes 3 times a day? Everyone would be real sick of my fashion updates…

    Jun 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Not That Nicole the Other Nicole

      omg the chandelier shoes <3 let's mutually delete sports fans from our facebooks and add each other. You can post chandelier shoes and I'll post those light-up storm shoes from the Rodarte show. Yes?

      Jun 29, 2010 at 9:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   grrltechie

      Go for it! See how long it takes those sports tards to bitch about your play by plays of the Fashion World :)

      Jun 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   TippingCows

    It’s been speculated that those seemingly obsessed with football are actually quite homophobic.

    You be the judge!

    Jun 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   infant tyrone bang

      What, wear a black cap with white pin stripes over a vertical zebra shirt ?
      Did you buy Capote’s stash box on Ebay and find some goodies, dearie?
      Maybe the other kind of judge if I can get a basic black robe from Chanel.
      But otherwise, I’m strictly down on the 50-yard line.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 12:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Sarah

    I’m from the area, and I hate football, Huntsville just had a hell of a winter. There was something like 2 school shootings in a week. Both on a Friday. Anyway, a lot else has been going on. Rollingstone Magazine did a huge article last summer about the Mexican drug ring, and there’s something crazy going on at least once a day.

    Yet, all we frickin get is football. And I don’t think anything about the World Cup. As a soccer player myself, that’s just disappointing. I care about that a lot more than football season that’s still months away.

    Jun 29, 2010 at 2:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Brooke

    Ok, coming from a die hard alabama family, I must say that I couldn’ agree more with this note. Mother counts down the days left till kickoff after the last game of the season. I had bear bryant crap in my room my whole child hood. Dont get my wrong, I love to curl up with a beer and some nachos and watch the game too, but damn! I will yell RoOLL TIDE to anyone I see sporting an auburn shirt…but when its off season, give it a rest!

    Jun 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Wade bang

      Considering your horrifying Bear Bryant experience as a child, I can understand your aversion.

      Your whole childhood? Poor thing.

      Though it does call to question the old saw about the bear and the woods.

      Jun 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   Canthz_B bang

      I didn’t even know bears ate bryant.

      Jul 1, 2010 at 1:41 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   savannie bang

      Bear Bryant crapped in your room throughout your whole childhood? You could probably sell that crap on ebay, you know. You’d be rich AND famous.

      Jul 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   LS

    Wow, I’m soooo glad someone sent that to the Times. The Alabama/Auburn thing was old by the time I was in 4th grade. I didn’t care then and I don’t care now. Our neighbors actually won’t talk to us because we aren’t Alabama fans. The fact that we aren’t Auburn fans either means nothing to them. That we both went to Auburn just makes things that much more annoying.

    Jun 30, 2010 at 12:20 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Anonymous letters are by far the best ‹ Niki Doyle – New media journalist and web guru

    [...] Our Crimson-Tide hating anonymous reader has struck again. [...]

    Oct 10, 2010 at 12:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   Nack

      Seriously, if you hate it enough… why not leave your name? It’s obvious it’s the same person by the handwriting….I’m BOB SMITH, And I HATE THE CRIMSON TIDE!

      Look how nice it looks in capitals!

      Nov 17, 2010 at 11:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     

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