The most literate Alabama blog around is the University of Alabama Football Report, and J offers what should be required reading for any Alabama fan concerned about the athletic department. A couple of excerpts:
“The University of Alabama athletic department has long held the, mostly valid, reputation as a holding pen for various Ministers without Portfolios, a bloated club of good olâ€™ boy sinecure positions that invites applicants based more on their bloodlines than their resumes. …
“An ironically fitting rumor going around today is that only games through 2005 were vacated because the athletic departmentâ€™s records did not extend further than four years ago. Finally, those f***-ups are good for something!”
There is so much more. Please check it out.
Pete over at Roll Bama Roll provides a Primer on the NCAA sanctions. The Primer answers most of the attacks from rival fans, and is a great reference if you are debating someone.
Other important links:
CECIL HURT: Disappointing is all you can say about this case
3SIB: Alabama Still Better Than Tennessee, Now and Historically
(Not football but very important) Art Laffer in the WSJ: Get Ready for Inflation and Higher Interest Rates The unprecedented expansion of the money supply could make the ’70s look benign