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Pearl Harbor ... 9/11 ... UL-Monroe 21, Alabama 14 ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Terence Mann, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Terence Mann

    Terence Mann Member

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama fans aren't the only ones treating the Louisiana-Monroe loss as a monumental event.

    Coach Nick Saban described the humbling defeat in almost apocalyptic terms Monday, mentioning the 9-11 terrorist attacks and Pearl Harbor in talking about how his team must rebound like America did from a "catastrophic event."

    "Changes in history usually occur after some kind of catastrophic event," Saban said. "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, and that was a catastrophic event."

    If the comparisons seem over the top, well, it is Iron Bowl week.

    Saban didn't compare the embarrassing 21-14 loss to Louisiana-Monroe to those events, but picked those historical references to illustrate that this could be a pivotal week for the Crimson Tide.

    A Saban spokesman said the coach chose the 9-11 and Pearl Harbor references to illustrate this could be a pivotal week for the Crimson Tide.

    "What Coach Saban said did not correlate losing a football game with tragedy, everyone needs to understand that. He was not equating losing football games to those catastrophic events," football spokesman Jeff Purington said in a statement to The Associated Press. "The message was that true spirit and unity become evident in the most difficult of times. Those were two tremendous examples that everyone can identify with."

  2. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Release the hounds(tooth hats) ...
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    anyone mind if I go first?
  4. you have the floor, slappy
  5. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member


    Kevin Scarbinsky hits the nail on the head
  6. I am fucking speechless.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    He was Pearl Harbored!

    (Four million dollars a year and the Bammers get a coach who not only says stupid shit like this, but the Bammers won't care cause they gotz themselves a coach. And I would be down on the list... )
    Scarbinsky - http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/sports/1195550429143380.xml&coll=2
    McCarter - http://www.al.com/sports/huntsvilletimes/mmccarter.ssf?/base/sports/119555389119790.xml&coll=1
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Saban is an idiot.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Why? Saban does this shit everywhere, and is accountable to no one because he's in charge... No one is going to put sawed-off in his place...
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The silver lining
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Come clean the diet Coke off my desk now...
  12. Jesus.
    It took three minutes to step into that hanging slider?
    What is wrong with you people?
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