Monday, November 19, 2007

Nick Saban Is A Moron


No, not because he took the Miami job, though that was technically moronic. Nick Saban is a moron on the level that not many reach. He resides on a plateau of ignorance usually reserved for the likes of lawyers, congressman and Boston fans. Slightly above the Three Stooges and below your crazy uncle, Saban simply lacks the judgement that most of us have. Don't believe me? Then check out this quote:

"Changes in history usually occur after some kind of catastrophic event. It may be 9-11, which sort of changed the spirit of America relative to catastrophic events. Pearl Harbor kind of got us ready for World War II, or whatever, and that was a catastrophic event."

Forget, if you can, that he said 9-11 "sort of" changed things and that Pearl Harbor "kind of got us ready for World War II, or whatever", and focus on the fact this he is talking about last Saturday's loss to Louisiana-Monroe. I'm surprised he didn't use the analogy of a loss to a team from Louisiana to Katrina. In the words of Garth Algar, "Are you mental?"

Losing tough games is, well, tough. Suffering the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history and a war that killed over 70 million people, however, is a little different. It's obvious that Saban has no idea how to get his team pumped, but comparing a football game to these catastrophes is a little out of line. The reason I have a problem with all of the "Never Forget" bumper stickers and politicians using 9-11 as a talking point during debates is the same reason I have a problem with what Saban said: when you bring these things up, you're reopening deep wounds.

We don't need this kind of crap in sports. Nick Saban is so far removed from reality right now that one would think he directs Chevy commercials. Of course, he will apologize soon, and everybody will forget. He might even get his team to win some games in the next few seasons, at which point everybody will be writing about how good of a coach he is. But when it comes to Saban, let me tell you, I will never forget.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saban used 9/11 and Pearl Harbor as analogies. Not a comparison. You are sipping the ESPN Kool-Aid. Also, I don't know where you play college football, but the rest us play on Saturday. Not Sunday, idiot.

BTW, looks like it took comments on Saban to get any traffic at all on this blog. You may want thank him.

Anonymous said...

"The reason I have a problem with all of the "Never Forget" bumper stickers and politicians using 9-11 as a talking point during debates is the same reason I have a problem with what Saban said: when you bring these things up, you're reopening deep wounds."

Let's rewrite history and sanitize the Earth so J Fish won't be offended. Give me a f'n break. The pussification of America continues..........

JFishSports said...

Hey, you have your opinions, I have mine. At least there's discussion on an otherwise slow news week. You might also notice this article was written like 18 hours before ESPN broke it.

And it looks like I made a typo. Oh gosh, not one of those...

And I wasn't offended, just surprised Saban would go down that road.

Anonymous said...

Hey listen, moron who posted this blog. Nick Saban is one of the greatest coaches in the NCAA right now. He went to a SEC championship and nearly beat Florida only in his second year. He gets the most out of his players and is a great coach. By next year, Alabama is highly expected to be the greatest team in the NCAA (only the third year). Also, you dumb nerd poster, actually make good points if your going to burn a coach, idiot.

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