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What Happened Last Night: Alabama Won The Title Again, And The Wizards Beat The Thunder For Some Reason
The night belonged to ‘Bama. The season belongs to ‘Bama. And if Nick Saban & Co. keep this up, the entire decade will belong to ‘Bama too. That, plus a massive NBA upset. Let’s break it down.
It was inevitable this would happen eventually, we suppose. As his Alabama squad continues dominating college football with no end in sight – and as the abrupt end to his Dolphins coaching stint fades further into the past – someone would throw out an “X NFL team is interested in Nick Saban!” rumor. As of this morning, we finally had one – sort of.
Man, Alabama is awesome. You see how the Crimson Tide steamrolled Michigan last weekend, rolling over them 41-14 in a win so dominant it allowed them to pass USC for the top spot in the AP poll. Awesome. Nick Saban must be thrilled about how awesome they look… oh. That’s right. He’s Nick Saban.
Alabama walloped Michigan 41-14 last night in front of a national audience, but the game was essentially over by halftime, with the Crimson Tide leading 31-7 at the break. ESPN’s Heather Cox, the sideline reporter for the game, caught up with Alabama coach Nick Saban at halftime to lob a few softball questions at him, including one about Alabama’s running backs by committee setup. And then this happened.
Alabama’s BCS national champion football team was honored by President Obama at the White House today. Obama, though, wasn’t the only one who got to do the talking. We imagine what Nick Saban said after the jump.
We’ve talked before about how weird and creepy college athletics recruiting is, these grown men – some of them millionaries many times over – bending over backwards to impress high school kids, and fans rabidly following it every step of the way. After the jump, a story illustrating exactly this.
Nick Saban is an icon. Sure, his team’s hated by half of the state he coaches in, but the other half worships him. And even those who don’t like him would probably at least admit respect for what kind of coach he is. And the record speaks for itself – he’s undeniably one of the best at what he does. But that doesn’t mean he’s above the law.
Last year, after his Alabama team lost its first game of the season, coach Nick Saban announced that the squad “[hadn't] proved shit.” We loved this, of course, so it was our great pleasure to learn that today, Saban took a step toward making cursing at press conferences something of a yearly tradition.