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Bunk Moreland
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Member since Dec 2010
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Smarmy Pete Thamel on Tuberville senate bid.
I had forgotten all about this race as there has been zero discussion on here. Get em, Coach Tubs. I enjoyed the primary discussions on here about Coach and the Keebler Elf.

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In football parlance, Tuberville’s first political campaign is operating on a “punt to win” mantra, as he’s avoided debate, shown little expertise on issues and generally avoided any exposure that would have him expound on issues in a public forum. His Republican candidacy has drafted off the popularity of President Trump in Alabama, putting him comfortably ahead in the polling heading into Tuesday’s election.

With the political direction of the United States Senate in flux, a race between a football coach who has never held public office and an incumbent, Doug Jones, with a nationally recognized name would be the kind of local race that emerges as national fodder. Especially with the possibility that Tuberville’s potential election could swing the Senate to the Republicans.

Instead, Tuberville is such a comfortable favorite – 13 points in the latest polls – that the race has little national resonance. What if Jones were to pull the upset? “It would be like Troy beating LSU,” said David Mowery, chairman of the Alabama-based Mowery Consulting Group, referencing an upset from the 2017 college football season.

Pick your football cliché. Tuberville is running between the tackles, draining the play clock and moving chains in a way that would warm the heart of any former defensive coach. It’s hard to argue from a strategy perspective. John Couvillon, a Louisiana-based pollster and political consultant, gives him a 90 percent chance of winning on Tuesday. In other words, Tuberville is ready to put his campaign in victory formation.

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Ross
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Smarmy Pete Thamel on Tuberville senate bid.
Let’s be real: we are voting to get Jones out of office. Tubs will tote the party line and while that isn’t great; it will basically represent his constituency which is something Doug Jones simply does not do.


Bunk Moreland
Michigan Fan
Member since Dec 2010
33145 posts

re: Smarmy Pete Thamel on Tuberville senate bid.
That's what I figured. I enjoyed the Sessions/Tubs debates because there was a small contingent that thought Sessions is the swamp rat technician you want on your side versus Coach, who may not be all that smart. But, I totally understand being upset at Sessions for allowing the Russia collusion nonsense to proceed.


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AUCE05
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Smarmy Pete Thamel on Tuberville senate bid.
Jones was an idiot to toe the democrat party line on issues he knew AL would be against.


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KingOrange
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re: Smarmy Pete Thamel on Tuberville senate bid.
Frick you Pete. Can’t wait to Vote for Tuberville


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MrLarson
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re: Smarmy Pete Thamel on Tuberville senate bid.
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Pete is an award-winning writer covering college sports and the NFL for Yahoo Sports. He came to Yahoo in 2017 after five years as a senior writer at Sports Illustrated covering college football and basketball. He previously spent nine years as the national college sports reporter for the New York Times.


I'm concerned about what this fig has to say.

I'm still waiting on those Cam Newton tapes.


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