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Saban comments

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by crimsongolfer, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. crimsongolfer

    crimsongolfer New Member

    So here's the situation:

    You have a coach relating off the record a story that was told to him by someone else, in which he uses a derogatory term for Cajuns (if you haven't heard it, check Deadspin or Every Day Should Be Saturday).

    Is this worthy of an "official" statement by the university? On the one hand, I don't think there are many Cajuns who take offense to the term Saban used. The conversation was off the record, meaning Saban could technically operate under the assumption that the comments wouldn't be recorded and put on the Internet.

    Personally, I think if a university issued an official statement every time a head coach said a bad word, nobody would ever get anything done. Is this an issue or a smear campaign?
  2. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    If I were Alabama, I would steer clear of commenting on this. All this does is give LSU fans another reason to be pissed at Nick Saban.
  3. John

    John Well-Known Member

    And to top it off, the Alabama basketball team won at LSU tonight.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Tide/Tigers this fall, will be fun.
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Derogatory? We call ourselves coon asses (the term he used) with pride. I'm not offended, but I know many LSU fans who are (although by now they are just looking for any reason to be pissed at Nick). They need to get over it.

    And yes, LSU-Alabama this fall will be one crazy week.


    Johnny Dangerously
    Who Went Into Sports Journalism to Avoid Digging Ditches
  6. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Yeah, it used to be you couldn't go into a convenience store in Louisiana without seeing a "Official Coon Ass" trucker cap selling for $3. I haven't noticed 'em lately, but that's probably more of a result on how everything has become more homogenized than any sort of coon ass pride movement.
  7. Marvin

    Marvin Active Member

    The timing was the thing. It's a week before signing day.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Do Cajuns have derogatory terms they use for non-Cajuns?
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    We've come this far and no one's said that Nick Satan is an asshole? sad... sad...
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    That's a given.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Fewer people are proud of being called 'yats' than 'coon-asses.'

    Anyway, you can spot the coon-asses by their bumper stickers:

    "Inbred baby on board"

    "Proud parent of an honor student at Angola Correctional Facility"
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