There’s always something going on involving the Alabama Crimson Tide, and we figured we’d comment on some of the things you’ve likely seen hundreds of times already this week:
Deer antler dealers. Alabama fans were understandably freaked out when Sports Illustrated broke the story of a couple of snake-oil salesmen from Fultondale, Alabama who offered some patent medicine supplements to Crimson Tide players before the 2012 BCS National Championship. Rest assured that the university’s compliance department is all over this, that the players have passed any and all drug tests, and that this is nothing more than a case of jock-sniffing by a couple of guys that give new meaning to rubbing antlers.
James Franklin hails Saban. Vanderbilt’s head football coach did the equivalent of calling out a schoolyard bully in a different school zone. By calling Alabama’s head coach ‘Nicky Satan,’ Franklin got himself some publicity and the admiration of some journalists who long for someone to stand up to the guy that frightens them in press events. Problem is, Vanderbilt doesn’t play Alabama any time soon, so any side-by-side comparison is irrelevant for a while yet. Plus, Saban generally has not taken kindly to coaches that talk smack before playing Alabama, so the Commodores coach may have just tacked another two touchdowns onto his team’s eventual loss to the Crimson Tide.
Katherine Webb totally loves her future millionaire boyfriend. Far be it from us to judge the relationship between a model/actress/spokesperson and her boyfriend, whose future NFL fame and earnings totally have no bearing on the deep love they have. We just think it’s reasonable to point out…