Auburn fans are upset because Alabama fans arenâ€™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 Alabamaâ€™s unrealistic expectations.
But what really galls Tiger fans are the realistic expectations of Alabama fans.
Auburn fans wanted a brick through Nick Sabanâ€™s window after ULM or the Auburn game. Instead what they got were Alabama fans giving the Process a vote of confidence.
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 doesnâ€™t mean fans wonâ€™t hope for a trip to Atlanta, but fans are simply more realistic today than ever before. Ask any Alabama fan and theyâ€™ll tell you the Tide wonâ€™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 wonâ€™t be quick or easy. So unlike Dathan, theyâ€™ll give the guy time.
And that pisses off Auburn fans.
For some reason their streak wonâ€™t be legitimized until Alabama fans are kicking mad, and cussing the coaches.
And that shouldnâ€™t be the case. Auburn fans have many fine things in their program. They have much to be proud of. They donâ€™t need Alabama fanâ€™s anger to validate it.