| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Grant Hill - Blawdawg on 5/17/13 at 1:04 pm|
Better run bloker, mauler type apparently. Those guys just project well for guard. His althleticism makes be think of Justin Smiley,who could have played tackle but was a huge asset as a pulling guard. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: New CBS/SEC deal worth same amount as last year - Blawdawg on 5/17/13 at 12:57 pm|
1. The SEC/CBS contract had a clause that a change in membership (for better or worse)would allow for changes in the deal
2. I suspect that the remedy for losing/gaining teams would be an arbitration, if a period of negotiation failed
3. The renegotiation now has CBS paying th...
| SEC Rant|| re: Bama Now Claiming Others Schools Draft Picks? - Blawdawg on 5/16/13 at 4:14 pm|
You do know Saban is presently coaching at Bama right? This is more of a Saban hype piece than anything.
I guess if they did a poster with just the 33 (and they still may) Spurrier could do one with 150+ and say 150 > 33, choose USCe.
Should Butch Jones not be able to advertise players he re...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: XD had patella tendon surgery - Blawdawg on 5/9/13 at 9:07 pm|
Sucks. Devall moves to #1 at jack? Anderson lots of work too? Tons of pressure on XD in fall camp for sure. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Saban Wants Five Conferences That Only Play Each Other - Blawdawg on 5/9/13 at 9:05 pm|
I agree. Follow the money and you see 50 teams in the big money crowd and another 10-30 posers before you get to teams hanging on to FBS elites coattails by getting paid $800k to take a dive.
The thought of 12 real games and a pair of 10-2 teams in the champ game makes me happy. (The #10 team in...
| SEC Rant|| re: Spinoff Thread: Why not UAB? - Blawdawg on 5/9/13 at 8:59 pm|
I didn't even touch the "UAB is in the top a academic tier" thing. Depends on how you define the top tier. There are like 2,000 colleges in the US and it is in the top 150-200.
It does nothing to rival Vandy, UF, UGA, TAMU, Bama, Mizzou, or AU academically overall so it would be 8th in the SEC a...
| SEC Rant|| re: Spinoff Thread: Why not UAB? - Blawdawg on 5/8/13 at 6:33 pm|
UAT does not control UAB. Further, UAT is not "the reason" UAB has an athletics department. The department is funded by its students, or rather their exorbinant loans....
| SEC Rant|| re: Spinoff Thread: Why not UAB? - Blawdawg on 5/8/13 at 6:21 pm|
Would you buy a failing business for more than it is worth? That is why the SEC would never add UAB.
Hand them $20 million+ a year so they can add how much in bowl revenue, added TV markets that would allow for contraxt renegotiations? Do they make the SEC even $5 million of that back, let alone...
| SEC Rant|| re: 2012 revenues per USA Today - Blawdawg on 5/8/13 at 12:40 pm|
If nothing else, it clearly shows the haves and the have nots. Only a small % subsidize less than 5% of the AD. There are several in the 5-10 range and then after 50 or schools in total the numbers fall off a cliff and the other 75%, including some BCS schools and 60+ FBS subsidize more than 25% of ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Was there ever a moment that tested your fandom? - Blawdawg on 5/8/13 at 2:30 am|
The 1997 home shutout by LSU left me despondent, but still firmly a fan. Never seen a Bama team so outmatched in a home game. Only game I ever left early (1 minute or so on the clock)
Besides 2000 it has been smooth sailing since. And 2000 became a blame the staff year with hope eternal for a new...
| SEC Rant|| re: Deion Belue for Heisman campaign thread - Blawdawg on 5/8/13 at 2:25 am|
Thank you Mrs. Belue...
| SEC Rant|| re: 2012 revenues per USA Today - Blawdawg on 5/8/13 at 2:23 am|
Probably the $50 or whatever the university hits the students with each semester (and summer) for the "Athletics fee." Hard to complain when basketball and baseball are free to students and FB tickets are $5 each. I suspect students have made small fortunes selling LSU tickets the past few years.
| SEC Rant|| re: Westboro Baptist protesting Ole Miss - Blawdawg on 5/6/13 at 9:47 pm|
So Ole Miss can win the game and the party that week. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Won't this whole playoff system fall apart? - Blawdawg on 5/1/13 at 9:44 am|
The match ups (seeding) will be controversial too. #1 LSU and #3 Alabama (in coaches/AP/etc) suddenly become 2/3 or 1/4 to avoid an all SEC final.
I've always said that I MUCH prefer the idea of a fan base bitching that "they are good enough to be #4" rather than the #3 or #4 team ending the se...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Grant Hill - interesting T&F note - Blawdawg on 5/1/13 at 2:00 am|
Is this legit?
If so this guy isn't getting tired any time soon playing football. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: CBS sports 2014 mock draft. 3 VOLS in the 1st round - Blawdawg on 5/1/13 at 1:59 am|
It is only 3 for UT if you add the 2 mock drafts together. They each have 2 being picked. Covers 3 players total. LOL...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Stolen from the Tiger Rant, players drafted from the 2012 BCSCG - Blawdawg on 4/28/13 at 10:15 pm|
How about Oklahoma St? ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Post spring depth chart - Blawdawg on 4/28/13 at 10:13 pm|
We are OK at "TE." not deep, not thin.
You have to account for the interchangeable traits of the TE, HB, and FB in this offense. With Vogler, Faciane, Jones, Howard, Fowler, and Freitag out there, I think things will work out just fine.
If we lose Vogler or Faciane to injury the 2 TE blockin...
| SEC Recruiting|| re: Is Dee Millner still enrolled at UA?? - Blawdawg on 4/25/13 at 1:23 am|
Did Pollack know Ray Drew? I seem to recall that he gave a speech.
Milliner went to HS 10 miles up the road from Momtgomery where SDH lives. Not hard to imagine they could know each other. ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Derrick Henry out for the A-Day Game - Blawdawg on 4/18/13 at 3:04 pm|
Fibula! Not Tibia.
Tibia = Prothro
Fibula = 8 weeks in a boot
Reggie Bush fractured his fibula in his last season with NO and missed 8-9 weeks and never really was back to form until the next season when he ran for 1,000 yards.
I would classify it as slightly worse than a high ankle spr...
| SEC Rant|| re: Who will be the "Johnny Manziel of the year" in 2013? - Blawdawg on 4/18/13 at 2:55 pm|
It is unlikely any freshman has Manziel-type impact. That is why he was such a big deal.
As far as Nkemdiche, you can't come any more from nowhere than playing HS FB last year. True freshman are not supposed to be superstars, so if he were to lead the conference in tackles for loss it would be p...
| SEC Rant|| re: Will Alabama ever go through 15 years of suckage again? - Blawdawg on 4/10/13 at 3:05 am|
It will be a rough 15 years from 2025-2040 when we hire Kiffin, Dooley, and then Butch Jones in succession. ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: I hate danial tosh.....tosh.o.....he's always hatin on bama - Blawdawg on 4/10/13 at 3:03 am|
Too funny to ever consider boycotting. Grow some thicker skin. The top dog is an easy target. ...
| SEC Recruiting|| re: Hypothetical: Nkemdiche eligible for 2013 draft, where does he go? - Blawdawg on 4/2/13 at 11:44 am|
Someone would take a 7th round flyer. Theoretically it would take 3-4 years before he could he physically prepared to contribute. 4 year contracts are the norm for lower picks, so a team is basically grabbing his rights for his RFA year, sort of like baseball but with baseball you can own a guy for ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Official Spring Practice Thread - Blawdawg on 3/30/13 at 12:44 am|
400 by AJ is unlikely but could happen. With 7 healthy QBs, 8 or so WRs, and only 3 healthy tailbacks on 2 teams, I expect 70/30 passing. Not sure AJ would get enough attempts though on his own. You have to figure 6 QBs play.
One of Brodie years we didn't even have enough QBs to have two teams ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Someone buy me this... - Blawdawg on 3/30/13 at 12:23 am|
How do you sit in the walrus? Squat? Straddle it like you are riding him?
Just imagine if someone invited you into their living room, motioned to the walrus chair, and said "have a seat?"
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Mal Moore needs a lung transplant - Blawdawg on 3/26/13 at 11:03 pm|
That can't be good ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Football Roster Attrition - Blawdawg on 3/26/13 at 3:42 pm|
William Ming from Alabama to graduation (no 5th year) ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Not sure how much time Henry would see on ST, but thinking about it he and Vin- - Blawdawg on 3/22/13 at 1:18 am|
Vinnie is more likely to be in kickoff coverage.
I can see Henry on KO returns on the deep blocking level. He is not a defensive player so kick coverage is not as natural as for a DB/LB. ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Roster Management Thread - Blawdawg on 3/21/13 at 2:30 am|
We signed 25, right? Bozeman can't enroll/sign.
I wouldn't be shocked if we end up at 83-84 accounting for the arrested players. Good year to be a top walk-on. One year deals available. ...