Currently I am graduate of the College of Human Environmental Sciences (CHES) at the University of Alabama. Christian. Husband. Father. Grandfather. Texan.
This past week, in the most recent edition of ESPN the Magazine, is (in my opinion) a very biased cover against Alabama Football and the SEC. ESPN admits that Alabama and the SEC are the most dominate conference in college football. BUT, they go on to say, or infer, or whatever, that they want somebody, anybody, or more precisely, the USC Trojans to take them down. This isn’t the first time that ESPN has been sniffing the USC jock strap.
Does ANYONE remember the year 2005? More importantly, the 2005 USC Trojans? You know those guys; Reggie Bush and Matt Leinert. Where are they now? Isn’t Bush playing for those lowly Miami Dolphins? Is Matt Leinert still in the NFL? I think he was the 3rd string QB in Houston last year. Ok, he actually was the 2nd stringer until Leinert got injured in his first starting game and TJ Yates came in and stole his lunch money AND took away his starting job. But I digress. I remember the 2005 USC Trojans, but not because I was in Iraq that year, but because ESPN (the network) kept airing show after show after show touting the 2005 USC Trojans as THE BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM OF ALL TIME! Yes, it’s true. Look it up! ESPN didn’t give the Texas Longhorns a chance to win the Rose Bowl. None. Nada. Zip. Bupkis! Well, you shouldn’t need Wikipedia to know that the Texas Longhorns took USC to the proverbial woodshed and shocked ESPN and the rest of the sporting world!
And just in case you think that I am biased towards the Alabama Crimson Tide, you should know that I am (I am an Alumni). But you should also know that I am about RIGHT! Right is right and wrong is wrong. And blind devotion is wrong and just plain dumb. Be educated. Plus, apparently, I am not the only person who believes that ESPN is all over that ESPN Jock Strap. Check out this little anti ESPN-USC Trojan nugget ESPN Drunk Behind the Wheel of the USC Bandwagon by Kerry J. Byrne of Coldhardfootballfacts.com.
I don’t want to spoil the article for you. Honestly, I just glanced through it because I can barely stomach the drivel that comes of out of ESPN when it comes to their OVERWHELMING bias towards certain teams. And you know the ones I speak of (Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame). I will save my extreme dislike of media bias for Notre Dame for another time. Until then, ROLL TIDE!
BamaCrimsonTide fans, readers, and wanderers, I have some terrible news: Derrick Thomas has been snubbed, yet again for the College Football Hall of Fame. I am sure the mighty Bama faithful know this, but I felt I had to say something. Especially since it’s been a while since I have been on here. Derrick Thomas, what does he have to do to get inducted? Isn’t enough to know that he has also been snubbed by the NFL Hall of Fame?
Derrick Thomas played at the GREATEST University in the land: THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA! He played from 1985 - 1988. He was drafted 4th overall in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Derrick Thomas (D.T.) played all 11 of his years as Linebacker with the KC Chiefs. D.T.’s 52 sacks give him more than twice any other player in Bama history. In the NFL he recorded a career 126 1/2 sacks (11th all-time). As if that aint enough, check out what Bleacher Report has for him (http://ping.fm/5F50R
1) Most blocked kicks in a game with two. (Tied with three other players.)
2) Most blocked kicks in a career with five.
3) Most tackles for loss in a game with seven. (Also holds the second spot with six.)
4) Most tackles for loss in a season with 39.
5) Most tackles for loss in a career with 68.
6) Most sacks in a game with five. (Also holds the second spot with four.)
7) Most sacks in a season with 27. (Also holds the second spot with 18.)
8) Most sacks in a career with 52.
9) Most QB hurries in a game with nine. (Also holds the second spot with six.)
10) Most QB hurries in a season with 44.
11) Most forced fumbles in a season with seven.
12) Most forced fumbles in a career with 10. (Tied with two other players.)
Again, I’m not sure what he could have done more of to earn his place in the College Football Hall of Fame. I don’t suppose an FBS record 27 sacks in a single season is good enough. 88 career tackles while at Alabama aren’t good enough either. Maybe the Hall is snubbing Alabama, as pretty much any organization or media do. It’s easy to hate greatness. But you have to acknowledge it. Derrick Thomas, I am sorry that you aren’t in either Hall of Fame. Soon!
Ok peeps and tweeps, I am shutting down for the evening and going to wind down like Round 1 of the NFL Draft. Later!
Here is a short list of FAILED Cleveland Browns QB’s: Kosar, Couch, Quinn, Zeier, McCown, and Charlie Frye. Now you can add Brandon Weeden to that list!
The Cleveland Browns aka “the Mistake by the Lake” draft, yet again, another QB! What the heck are they thinking? You can’t and won’t win a Championship with a QB. You need a line, Offense and Defense! Do that first!
call me biased, but ALABAMA is the Class of the NFLdraft!
I think the Cardinals needed to shore up the Defensive or Offensive line first. Just my opinion.
Well, Mel Kipper got the first 3 picks of his Mock Draft right. What a “douche”
I like the Dallas trade up for Claiborne - from 1 “thug” school to the Cowboys. Cowboys are a bunch of thugs.