If you’ve ever signed on to Twitter during an Alabama game, you have probably noticed the abundance of Lee County sports commentators narrating every play. For Alabama grads, this is nothing new. Alumni of The Capstone have grown accustomed to the little brother syndrome but it still gives a good chuckle now and then.
To be fair, the social media sports experts also narrate their own games as well. When Auburn beat Georgia with a last second desperation pass a couple of weeks ago, the narrative on Twitter reflected closely the commentary on the radio broadcast. In a matter of a minute or so, the game went from Biblical apocalypse, evil plot and blatant cheating to modern miracle, karma and divine justice.
The comments were partially right in that call. If I was in charge of reviewing the game in the booth, I would have overturned the score. I don’t think he got in. Auburn beat Georgia the entire game, Georgia staged an amazing comeback but, in my opinion, fell short and it should have been Auburn ball to kill the clock.
If you happen to check in on social media during the Iron Bowl (follow me if you do), here are five comments you are sure to see when The Tide begins to pull away in the third quarter.
Conspiracy: Everyone from the SEC office, the NCAA, ESPN, the REC and Al Qaeda conspired to keep Auburn down, otherwise they would be winning.
Updike: If you haven’t heard, a deranged retired police officer from Texas killed some trees in Auburn. All Bama fans are obsessed with harming Auburn, of course. Syllogistically, all Alabama fans are a delusional retired police officer from Texas.
Mullet/Red Neck: According to Freud, projection is a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects his or her own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or persons in the outside world.
Saban/Texas/NFL: This has been the refrain from Aubs since Saban stepped off the plane in Tuscaloosa for the first time. He will leave and no one would ever choose to stay in Tuscaloosa on purpose. One day, Coach Saban will retire. Even if he coaches the Tide until he is 100, when that day comes, some Aubie will feel vindicated and say “see, I told you so.”
I believe in Auburn and love it: Did you know Auburn has a creed? They almost never mention it. The last line, “I believe in Auburn and love it,” sets the tone for the inevitable moral victories of the future.
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