Where’s the brick?

Auburn fans are upset because Alabama fans aren’t upset

Six in a row. Fear the thumb. Fear the index. Fear the middle finger.

Yadda. Yadda. Yadda.

If you listen to talk radio, or read the Internet (especially the Auburn visitors to this site), all you find are outraged Auburn fans trash talking Alabama fans about the streak, excuses and Alabama’s unrealistic expectations.

But what really galls Tiger fans are the realistic expectations of Alabama fans.

Auburn fans wanted a brick through Nick Saban’s window after ULM or the Auburn game. Instead what they got were Alabama fans giving the Process a vote of confidence.

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Much to the chagrin of our rivals, Alabama fans are sanguine about prospects for the future. Everyone knows Alabama will win a conference title again, but not many are making reservations in Atlanta this year. That doesn’t mean fans won’t hope for a trip to Atlanta, but fans are simply more realistic today than ever before. Ask any Alabama fan and they’ll tell you the Tide won’t win the national title in 2008.

Even during the malaise of the Mike Dubose era, fans had more hope, confidence and hubris.

The wilderness years have stripped away much of that hubris. Tide fans understand the journey to the Promised Land won’t be quick or easy. So unlike Dathan, they’ll give the guy time.

And that pisses off Auburn fans.

For some reason their streak won’t be legitimized until Alabama fans are kicking mad, and cussing the coaches.

And that shouldn’t be the case. Auburn fans have many fine things in their program. They have much to be proud of. They don’t need Alabama fan’s anger to validate it.