The creator of the site firecoachnicksaban.com, Mark Rigsby, kindly replied to our email asking for clarification regarding the site. Mr. Rigsby said the site was created to give a good friend (and Bama fan) a hard time.” Rigsby said the site was not intended as a smear to Alabama fans. We’ll take his word for it. However, the creation of the site immediately following the loss to UGA, certainly could be viewed by media and others as the work of “deluded” Alabama fans. We like jokes, but it might be useful to actually, you know, be funny and not rely on stereotypes.
The image on the site, a reimagining of Michelangelo’s Creation of Man showing Saban in the place of Adam and Bryant in the position of God the Father about to impart the spark of life, has been replaced with an apology for using the image in a “blashphemous” manner.