Auburn’s creed is blaming others

We finally know the genesis of all those rumors about Alabama’s cheating. According to Paul Finebaum’s column in the Press-Register, former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville was telling everyone who would listen that the Alabama Crimson Tide and Nick Saban were cheating.

Finebaum wrote, “Within weeks of Saban’s arrival, Tuberville was making claims the new Alabama coach was breaking rules of every kind. He told this to his staff, certain media members and boosters. He repeated the allegations early and often.”

It is only natural that with such leadership the fans would plunge into the fight.

According to the sports columnist as soon as Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa, “Auburn fans began calling talk shows and posting on the Internet about alleged rules violations. I talked to an Auburn man several months ago who swore he hired a private investigator to gather dirt on Saban and Alabama and would bring them down.”

Since Tuberville left, the allegations have grown louder. Why? At the behest of Auburn’s new leadership—Pat Dye. Dye went on Finebaum’s radio program in December and accused Nick Saban and Saban’s agent of orchestrating all the rumors swirling around about Auburn’s coaching search.

Notice the trend typified by both Dye and Tuberville? The Auburn way is to scapegoat Alabama for their own shortcomings.

Lazy recruiting? Alabama is cheating.

Stupid leadership? Alabama is cheating.

All of this speaks volumes about the Auburn family and the Auburn Creed. We can’t blame Tuberville for all of this. It runs much deeper in Auburn that one coach.

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  1. 1
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    Good grief cap…Tubbs spanking that butt those 6 straight years messed up you head didnt it ? Tubbs was never quoted saying Saban cheated. Everyone just assumed it. Since you are “Mr. evidence” at least when it comes to Alabamas shady dealings.. Show me a quote where Tubbs said anything. Where is the “proof” you bitch about all the time ? I really dont give a crap if Tubbs did say it. but just show me where. Is Finebaum your “source” …Or is it Jim from Tuscaloosa…Maybe Phyllis from Mulga ? Get a friggin life man. Hes been gone for long enough to give him a break. But ask yourself this, Why would anyone think that Alabama would cheat ? Probably because you always have in the distant and not so distant past. I know Auburns #3 all time , got it , know it, dont give a crap about it. Fact is we havent had a recent track record of it. Not since 1992. So try another angle. Bama on the other hand………..Yes , as recently as a couple years agoe that we have documented proof about. But in the bammer mind, what does recent facts have to do with anything ?

  2. 2
    capstonereport

    Finebaum said Tuberville told members of the media that Nick Saban was cheating.

    The evidence is a member of the media writing in print with his name attached that this happened.

    That’s pretty good evidence because Finebaum could be sued if he wrote something he knew to be untrue. That is why I always say these rumors aren’t worth repeating because nobody puts their name on it who actually would know about this stuff. Why? Probably because they know their butts would be in court.

    In fact, I think this problem isn’t about Tuberville. He just told Auburn fans what they wanted to hear. I think Finebaum’s column was harder on Tuberville than it should have been.

  3. 3
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    What media members ? Give me a quote of waht he said. Exactly. When did he say it ? You preach on “just the facts” then you write crap like this. You speak out of both sides of your mouth. I couldnt care less if it were true. The thing that blows my mind is the way you excel in doublespeak. Either be a “by the book” guy or dont. Pick one.

  4. 4
    capstonereport

    What media members? That is actually a GOOD question. Someone should ask on his radio program today.

    It was likely that Finebaum heard this since he wrote the column and hinted as much on his show months ago. There likely were other members of the media who heard it, but we don’t know. To verify the accuracy of Finebaum’s statement, we should look closer.

    However, this is the key point. With Finebaum’s claim, we KNOW who is making the claim and can judge the source accordingly. When some random anonymous person makes a claim, it is almost impossible to judge the veracity. Finebaum’s name is on the column. That speaks volumes.

  5. 5
    bamafan

    Seems more like Finebum is blaming Alabama’s troubles on Tuberville… Not sure I am following the logic that Auburn was blaming Alabama…

  6. 6
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    So we are basing story lines on hint and enuiendo ? Good solid journalism. i dont wanna hear squat about Gadsden from you again.

  7. 7
    capstonereport

    If you don’t see the difference in a freaking professional journalist putting his name on a story and bullshit spread by anonymous people on the Internet….

  8. 8
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    Not too far of a stretch for me…..Again, what did Finebaum say ? Who did Tubbs tell this to ? When ? Where ? ZREO FACT……….100% speculation.

    Therein lies the comparison to Gadsden. There is no difference.

  9. 9
    capstonereport

    What did Finebaum say? “Within weeks of Saban’s arrival, Tuberville was making claims the new Alabama coach was breaking rules of every kind. He told this to his staff, certain media members and boosters. He repeated the allegations early and often.”

    We can ask Tony Franklin, James Willis and Paul Finebaum about this assertion.

    That’s pretty strong avenues to refute or corroborate a claim. The Gadsden stuff is just made up by anonymous people with no ability to corroborate the statements.

    Get it now? Or are you just going to continue to avoid the obvious difference: Finebaum’s claim is verifiable (or the reverse) because of the public name attached to it and the level of detail. The Gadsden stuff can’t be verified because we don’t know any detials, and we can’t even ask the people making the allegations about it because they are anonymous.

  10. 10
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    So you are using Finebaums speculation as your source ? I hear ya man. He also said a few weeks back that Nick Saban was a little miffed at the redneck nation after the Sugar bowl. Does that mean hes leaving after this year ? We can use Finebaum hints as story line material all day long.

    Fact is you cant quote Tommy, just Finebaum. Maybe Finebaum is right. I know that Dye said those things because I heard him say it.

    Is what they are saying true ? Well by using your logic, they said it so it must be true. You know tommy could get sued and all, right ? So could Pat. They surely wouldnt say such a thing without proof. Thats a pretty strong avenue to corroborate a claim.

    See how it works ? You say that Finebaum is in the know and wouldnt say something that might bite him in the butt. The same thing could be said about Dye and Tubberville.

    I know , it makes no sense, does it ?
    Now you know how I feel.

  11. 11
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    And I agree, its more definitve than the Gadsden stuff. your right.

  12. 12
    capstonereport

    Dye’s and Tuberville’s statements were made to push an agenda. I bet Tuberville wouldn’t say that about Nick Saban right now. 😉

    Finebaum’s statement isn’t presented as speculation. It is presented as fact–something obviously, gleaned from his own personal experience, either he heard Tuberville say it, or was told by boosters, coaches and other media members this (this is how reporters work.) I can’t find it now, but I’m almost positive he indicated on his radio show he’d heard Tuberville say it. I’ll be interested in hearing his show today to see if this question gets explored and answered.

  13. 13
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    Your right, he probably wouldnt. But Dye would, and is. What is his agenda ?

    Fibnebaums remarks are pushing an agenda. Its called ratings. You know about those dont you ?

  14. 14
    E.G White

    Bullsh*t ballplay! You don’t care? Bullsh*t! Facts? YOU demand facts? Where was this demand for Mobile? For Gadsden? You just can’t stand it because CNS is running a clean program and now the shoe’s on the other foot! Proof? You want proof? Try Tubervilles own mouth and the fact that many people in the know at the Barn knew Tubbs wanted to hurt Auburn’s credibility after jetgate and the backbiting that ensued. Try James Willis. Try Tony Franklin. Try Paul Finebaum. Try Jon Soloman. Try the people of Gadsden and Gadsden High. Try ITAT. Try the NCAA investigation that is imminent. Auburn’s dysfunctional ‘Fambuhle’ has had it’s dirty laundry aired by people closest to the situation, and you demand proof?! Where was the GD proof for all the bullsh*t YOU and all the other fine Auburn people screamed about and accused Bama of and argued vehemotly and nastily about over the past 2-1/2 years and especially the past 6 months? I don’t want to hear any of that self-righteous crap! Auburn is dirty. It’s a fact. It’s irrefutable. We’ve known it all along. It’s your history. And you still have the little pimp Athletic Director Pat Dye to prove it! You’ve only been pseudo-clean since ’92 because the attention has been focused on our battles with the NZAA, and maybe a little looking the other way by the Nazi bast**ds because the Barn narc’d us out. You didn’t like our excuses and we were innocent. Well I don’t like your excuses because you’re guilty and because of the audacity of the bullsh*t your people tried to pin on us! The Barn needs to clean house and get a life. Nuff said! RTR!

  15. 15
    capstonereport

    Ballplay, I agree that Finebaum can have an agenda too. Knowing his name, and the way he stated his “facts” makes it far easier for you and I to judge it.

    That is why I feel safer using him as a source rather than the anonymous stuff.

  16. 16
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    I get it cap. Ive really gotten it all along. And I think you know that.

    Egg…you came in on the tail end of a deal that cap and I have been going at for a while.

    The whole point Im making is exactly the point you made Egg. Cap screams “no journalistic integrity” when something is said contrary to Bama. I scream it when there is someting contrary to Auburn. Its a viscous cycle that is more about thet arguement than what we are argueing about. Overall , I agree with about everything cap says , just not the way he says it.

    And egg……..I really DONT care about what Tubberville said. He is no longer our coach. But by using the same standard that Cap uses of ” He is a public figure that understands the liablility of saying what he said” arguement. then why wouldnt Pat Dye OR Tommy have as much integrety as PAUL FINEBAUM !!!!!!!!

    See what Im sayin ?

    And egg…Sheesh dude go take some Thorazine….

  17. 17
    E.G White

    Well I don’t know BP. I guess it depends in the value you want to put on peoples integrity. We already know where the little pimp PD stands in relation to that. And now daily were learning more and more about where other people in the Auburn Fambuhle stand, and it ‘aint a purtty picture. The thing is the examples you are using are things those people said, not what they put into print as professionals. It would be virtually impossible for it come back on them. But finebaum is staking his professionalism and the Bham news integrity and legal status on direct quotes. They are liable and therefore it’s a pretty good bet the info is valid. Also, unlike one way Scarbuttsky, Finebaum has scathed Bama and Auburn both without favoritism. Hell, it’s a volitile and expensive and damaging subject – college football in Alabama! RTR!

  18. 18
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    Finebaum and inegrety whould never be used in the same sentence. And for what its worth , I dont really even care. Its just a way of showing how it can apply in another situation.

  19. 20
    5-19

    Lazy recruiting? Alabama is cheating.

    Stupid leadership? Alabama is cheating.

    Brilliant! The only thing missing is:

    5-7 and 12-2 season? Alabama is cheating… they paid the refs and I have a source to confirm it!

  20. 21
    tmc1

    OK. Cappy,
    After hearing the questions and retorts posted by Ballplay I have a question.

    Can you be more specific and define the word “is” in your above statements?

  21. 23
    tmc1

    You just knew that when Pig Farmer Pat Dye got back in power the mud and shit would start flying.
    Pat (pig shit) Dye is a proven cheater. Hell the whole world has him on frigging tape. And he has the shriveled up old man balls to point a finger and say “Cheater”?
    What the fuck is wrong with this picture?
    And the even more fucked up part of it is that the aubbo hordes name a field after him and keep him on the payroll while speaking of him in revered and hushed tones. Fucking please!!!!
    This silly old bastard should have gotten Auburn the death penalty.
    He (Dumbass Dye) is still treated like a hero by the mindless Aubbo half-wits, as a constant reminder of how God Damn gullible some southerners can be. For the love of God can someone intoduce legislation to cede Auburn to the State of Georgia. After all, Have they ever done ANYTHING positive for the state of Alabama?
    What has Auburn done. Lets see….
    1 Kudzu
    2 Chop blocking
    3 Doggie MDs.
    4. Get drunk at the party and show thier ass by rednecking and wanting to fight someone.

    Yep, I would call Auburn a “Cow College” but that is an insult to decent Cows everywhere.

  22. 24
    BamaHate

    Egg white,
    I quote “And you still have the little pimp Athletic Director Pat Dye to prove it! You’ve only been pseudo-clean since ‘92 because the attention has been focused on our battles with the NZAA, and maybe a little looking the other way by the Nazi bast**ds because the Barn narc’d us out.”

    AU didnt “narc’d you out” a term used most often by people in prison, Fat Fulmer did. And by the same token, the textbook scandal sham was self reported by AL, so it is not an AU conspiracy against the redneck nation as much as your twisted mind wants it to be.

    If you check some facts and quit reading ITAT all the time, Gadsden rumors have been asserted by Finescum and he wont comment about what is in his “package” because he probably knows it is untrue and will not go on air about it because of the fear of lawsuit, so CHILL OUT.

    The loser OC Terry “Spread” Franklin, who doesnt want to pray with his team coaches, was on Finescum and his goal is to cause as much controversy over AU as he can. Does he have something on us, I dont know and dont care. He has a proven track record of being a backstabber, ask UK. That is why he didnt get another coaching job for 8 years. Now he is in Middle TN State. Go figure. I hope you dont buy into this crap, even though I am sure you will because AU are “cheaters” and worthless or whatever. All this stuff just denegrates both schools.

    I hold out an olive branch, probably the only time, to you. This “he cheated”, “they cheated” crap needs to stop from both fan bases.

    WDE

  23. 25
    BamaHate

    tmc1,
    Please chill. Cede AU to the state of GA? Hmmm, lets see, first of all there probably wouldnt be Occidental chemical here in AL, no PPG, no TVA, no Alcoa, etc because of engineers (by the way AU is the BEST engineering school in the state) just AL lawyers. And we all dont want that.

    Have you ever stepped in a college classroom? Just wondering.

  24. 26
    14 trooper

    Ballplay and cap, good grief get a room. Like two lovers having a tissy. Cap i try to read what you say with an open mind but you are a complete toolbag. How do you get a position like the one you got being such a baseless writer? Daddy own the site or something. You act like a str8 child in some of the remarks you make. Like a spoiled little kid who doesn’t get his way. EGG, don’t throw your two “worthless” cents into the fold. Trying to jump into the convo between cap and ballplay. Nobody’s really even paying attention to you. Whew, i feel better. Good night everybody. WDE and RT>>>>>>>>>>> just couldn’t do it. Sorry turd fans

  25. 27
    14 trooper

    tmc, wow. You need to come over and get a little of this “icky icky.” Your just a bit to wound up for a five person blog. You talk about auburns a.d.? Pot meet kettle cause that walking corpse you have in “snaggleville” is the biggest cheating, useless a.d. in the country. At least Dye coached and has a legacy. What has the crypt keeper done. Watch “the bear” win. We love Pat Dye in auburn, so your remarks just validate how we feel. WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. 28
    tmc1

    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian Says:
    June 9th, 2009 at 11:22 am
    So you are using Finebaums speculation as your source ?
    _________________________________

    Why dont we ask the previous administrations assitant coaches about it…It seems Amy Ensminger called in to a radio show on 93.9 fm about it and accused Saban of handing out $100 bills to recruits.
    Or did you forget all about that… it is on tape and it is online.

  27. 29
    tmc1

    FWIW, Dapston and I found out about this from a source you might know…. JAY G. TATE.
    And like I said, it was all on tape.

  28. 30
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    O.K. tmc1 , what cap said may be spot on. Fine. but by using his logic, ( the whole point of my arguement)It must be true. Ms. Esminger surely understands the legalities and the liabilities of saying something that is false on the air. Right ?

    I know, it sounds stupid. Thats what I thought too.

  29. 31
    OMNIPRESENT

    I may be late but I want to ask a question about reporters. IF I said today it was told to this reporter that Chizik was seen passing out 100 dollar bills to his players.

    A:DO I have to name my source
    B:Can anyone prove I didnt see it other than Chizik saying he didnt do it?

    And yes I do beleive Finebum can say things the AROUND ABOUT WAY!

  30. 32
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    You do not have to name your source unless it goes way up in the court system (Scooter Libby). And no No one can prove you didnt see it. Unless you were being monitered and were unaware of it.

  31. 33
    OMNIPRESENT

    Yep! thats what I thought, I listen to FB once in awhile and I hear him. He stirs the pot better than anyone is the reason why hes where hes at. I am not hating I am giving him props. he is no longer an “investigaing reporter” as to his own admission so now he has to bottom feed! and he does it well

  32. 34
    E.G White

    Bamahate, you need to get your facts straight. Yeah, Phat Phulmer was the final nail in the coffin, but before and during the time Phatass took a night job as a P.I., Pat Dye, Doug Barfield and Steve Spurrier were singing a merry tune in the ears of the COI! Hey, I’m all for peace! Unfortunately this blog is infested with too many Barners that want war! And now there’s a new one, that asshole 14 Trooper. He has to be the dumbest SumBit*h I’ve ever seen post here! He can’t spell. He can’t put together complete sentences that make sense. He rants about stuff he knows nothing about. In one post he prays peace and in the next he’s fondling our mothers clits. And after only 3 or 4 days on here he’s already acting like he’s the Cap! What a typical cow tipping turd! He really is an inbred tard. Can’t have peace with penple like him and Bamasux and the way you have been and some others. RTR!

  33. 37
    Bamaman

    Yeah Pat Dye has a legacy, you can listen to it here, I see why Aub loves him, he is a backwoods cheatin moron like the rest of you inbreds

  34. 38
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    Bamaman………You got soem issues . I hate Bama, but dude, you carry it to a unhealthy type obsession.

    By the way, you never did give me a link to Tray Blackmans driver getting a DUI. You said google it. I did. Couldnt find anything. Other than him being arrested prsued after he ran. From what I hear he was walking down the sidewalk………..Prove me wrong.

  35. 39
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    Thats what I thought…….Youve officially been KICKED IN THE NUTTS !!!!!!!!!!

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