Shane: Ingram leaves the mark of a champion


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NCAA College Football Alabama runningback Mark Ingram speaks to the media after winning the Heisman Trophy at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on December 12, 2009. UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

By Shane from Centerpoint
University of Alabama running-back Mark Ingram is the best player to ever wear the crimson jersey. After thinking about the depth of that statement and remembering the heroics of great players like Namath, Stabler, Musso, and Palmer – I’ve become keenly aware that we all watched something very special take place this season.

I interviewed this young 20-year-old (sophomore) tailback after a mid-season contest. As I waited to ask Mark a question, a large crowd of reporters surrounding him began closing in from every direction.

Ingram calmly handled them like he does defenders. He took his time, gave each question contemplative thought, and quietly responded to the onslaught. I was amazed at how laid-back and soft-spoken the guy remained as the inquiries came fast and furious.

Finally, the pack dispersed. I walked up to Mark and asked him one question. He looked me squarely in the eye, thought for a moment and spoke with a low-key voice about how the team’s success was the thing that mattered most.

I already knew what Mr. Ingram could do on the field. After meeting him I was just as impressed with his attitude and demeanor.

After looking deeper into Mark Ingram’s file I’ve come to the realization that he personifies all that the Heisman is meant to be.

First and foremost, Ingram’s academic accomplishments match his performance on the field. He is dedicated in the classroom, taking summer classes since his arrival, and is on track to graduate in only three years. Mark is also a “Dean’s list” student.

He is pursuing a degree in communications, with hopes of one day becoming an ESPN football analyst. Winning the Heisman will definitely help his entry into broadcasting, especially after he stars in the NFL for 7-10 years.

One of the most impressive aspects about Mark Ingram’s winning college football’s highest individual honor is that he accomplished the feat with no P.R. campaign. Ingram earned the award where it should be won – on the gridiron.

In fact, like all of the great Heisman winners before him, Mark displayed relentless consistency all year.

His amazing skills are evident. Ingram has only fumbled once in over 400 touches over two years. He rarely misses a blitz in pass protection, taking on linebackers with ease. He is a precision pass-route runner, who has great hands. He is also a lethal weapon when taking direct snaps in the “wild elephant”.

But the trait that makes Mark Ingram extra-special is how he responds during the “big” games. Playing in the SEC against the nation’s best defenses (nothing like the soft PAC 10 or Big 12), the guy was dynamic. He rolled in successive games against the following: Kentucky (140yds/2-tds), Ole Miss (172yds/1-td), South Carolina (246yds/1-td), Tennessee (99yds), and LSU (144yds).

Mark’s last appearance in the SEC championship game – against the Florida Gators (the nation’s #1 defense) – was billed as perhaps the most important game since the early seventies. The pressure was on. In the end it was one of Ingram’s best performances of the season. With everything on the line he proved his worth and confirmed that he should be the front-runner in the voting for the best college football player in America.

When he was announced as the winner of the 2009 Heisman trophy, the 5’10”, 215 lb., rolling-ball of thunder from Flint, Michigan handled himself with absolute dignity and class. Mark didn’t use his blazing speed or bone-crunching power to overwhelm the crowd. He relied on his greatest asset – his mind – to convey his eloquent acceptance of college football’s greatest individual honor.

Alabama fans can look forward to at least one more year of Mark making explosive plays and taking the “rock to the house”. Then they can thank him for his help bringing home championships as he races toward a top-five pick in the NFL draft.

The fact that Ingram won the Crimson Tide’s first Heisman trophy forever insures that he will enjoy a “legendary” status throughout the Crimson Empire.
—Shane writes a weekly column for the Call News and the Capstone Report.

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  1. Tab Whisenhunt December 14, 2009 at 10:27 am #

    Excellent synopsis Shane. Please do more commentary. Got the Heisman, next a national! Saw the article on the Call News. Excellent piece. Congrats to Mark.

    Thanks
    Tab
    92′ National Champion

  2. elephantstomp December 14, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    Do you think he might win another? He’ll have to beat McElroy, Julio, T. Richardson, and Hightower. Zion, you are a scumbag piece of trash. You are a HATER! Saban is your daddy, Ingram’s bangin your mom, and I’m about to teabag your wife when your grandma gets done. RTR

  3. Sheila December 14, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    Congratulations to Mark Ingram. He deserved this honor. Tide fans are very proud of him.

  4. Bengal Tiger December 14, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    Congratulations to Mark Ingram, a guy who has handled his business the proper way.

  5. Indiana Vol December 14, 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    The Heistman is a joke; this Bammer THUG was not even the best running back in college football.

  6. AUROX December 14, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

    I have to agree with Indyvol…..I was a bit surprised Ingram won. He does seem to be a classy acting guy though. I really thought Gerhart or Nabcdef Sghi (sp.?) was more deserving, but , hey, when has it ever been awarded to the best player? I didn’t expect them to start this year.

  7. RTRbammer December 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    Congrats to Ingram!!! He is an upstanding player and person!!

    He really needs to go hand that trophy to his Offensive Line and thank them, becaust they REALLY made him look good this year!!!
    This is yet another reason I think the “Heisman” trophy is a crock of SHIT!!

    Indiana Vol, don’t have much respect for your cheatin’ University, but you are right, he was not even the best back in the country, let alone the best player!!

    Heisman = JOKE!!

  8. LT December 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    If you fall off the roof and die you’ll be no good to the wife and kids. Please call my good friend Chris Stewart with Guttercap. Thanks Lance. Great deals it’s almost hurricane season. Do what I did and call Guttercap. Don’t get up on that roof.

    Birds eye frozen peas! Throw in the red flag!

  9. elephantstomp December 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    I think Alabama having never won one before helped him a lot, and the midwest vote, where he’s from, and he’s better than Bo and Hershel put together!RTR

  10. elephantstomp December 14, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    Thugs rob people at gas stations (UT) and I know OJ won a Heisman, but Ingram is not a thug because his dad screwed up and he’s from The Dayton Family’s home town. He’s a good kid.

  11. Alex Hamilton December 14, 2009 at 1:50 pm #

    IndianaVol, I think everyone can now know to just ignore you from here on out. You’re just some pathetic trash that utters profanities and hate like a mental patient.

    Mark Ingram is a great guy. Good guy. And he’s as good as Emmitt Smith. I look forward to him playing a long time and doing well for his family.

    They all look to be good people.

  12. Alex Hamilton December 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    And to the guy that posts as LT. You’re hilarious.

  13. CrimsonBlood81 December 14, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    You beat me to it Alex — the LT comment — LMFAO!!!

    Everyone do everyone a favor and ingore every post by “Indiana Vol” — much thanks, MGMT.

    ================================

    It is good for the Crimson Nation this year. We’re going for the “triple crown” — the best a University can do — win the WEST, win the SEC Championship, win the Heisman, win the National Championship and do it all UNDEFEATED!!!! ROLL TIDE ROLL AND FUCK YOU AUBURN !!!

  14. jrwhiterabbit December 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    This is the most impressive piece I have seen thus for. I have to commend this writer in every way possible to bringing Mark Ingram to life for many of us. You my dear have a great talent and such a calming demeanor . Good luck in your writing in the future…. I am going to add a link to your writing here on my site because I like your style.

    A side note to RTR bammer… While I am sure your opinion is yours and i respect that. Your statement…
    “Congrats to Ingram!!! He is an upstanding player and person!!

    He really needs to go hand that trophy to his Offensive Line and thank them, becaust they REALLY made him look good this year!!!
    This is yet another reason I think the “Heisman” trophy is a crock of SHIT!!”

    the true crock is in this statement and first and foremost regardless to the fact that the Heisman award is for individual accomplishment…. but you are a fool if you think that is truly the case. True the offensive line made it easier for Mark. However, the offensive line just did their job and so did Mark. But it’s in that statement that I realized that you pretty much don’t understand team work. Mark will be the first to give all the credit to his team. He has already done that. But it was marks effort in pushing his 100 percent effort to levels above. Mark brought the Heisman to Bama…but he did not carry it alone…and Mark will be the very first player to say that. Look at it this way. One person cannot play football and although many argued last year about tebow…..Look what tebow did without percy harvin….Not nearly as much. So a true amazing player can only play up to their ability if they have the help from all that are on the field…or else they would just have a football player and no team. Team Impact player is what Mark Ingram is.

  15. LT December 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

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    Also check out the fine folks at Durante Windows and siding. Do what I did. Let them come out for a free estimate on your windows and siding. I had 2 that needed replacing in my palace in Brook Highland

    PSA? Make sure no one cuts off your junk!

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    Visit them today for the best of the best of hamburgers … Hamburger Heaven!!!

  17. LT (CB81) December 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

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  18. LT (CB81) December 14, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    Yes — please give Jimmy and Anthony a call — I’ve known them for years and you should too!!!

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  20. Crimsonite from the planet Crimson in a galaxy far far away. FormerlyE.G. White December 14, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    Is this a college football blog or goddamn cable tv? Did you fuckers pay for commercial space on here? Do you have permission from the site owner to advertise? If not either or, then get the hell off. Fuckin’ gnats!

  21. RTRbammer December 14, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    whiterabbit, I must not have had my crimson colored glasses on when I wrote that…. Wait, they are back on now… OMG!!! What was I thinking???

    RTR!!!!

    P.S. Crimsonite, please, you are making Bama fans look like what the AU and UT fans say we look like! Act right, man, and grow up!!

  22. jrwhiterabbit December 14, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    I thought you must have left home without them…glad you have them back on….Maybe you should just carry an extra set in your pocket when you go out without.

    :)

    actually was not meaning to be confrontational to you per say but have had to be quite defensive today over this whole deal. Many people fail to realize that these giants the media makes them out to be are only about 2 years removed from being high school kids. The transition and the pressure is something that no one could ever prepare you far. But I think a lot of people forget that there is a person behind that Heisman and that person is mark ingram and the taunting i have read today is undeserved. We should actually be ashamed of how we voted, because he did not win that because of the SEC or the South…he won this because of Michigan and the Maryland area so it was not a golden boy primed winner like some in the past. He received it because he did his job and above the expectations of all. It did not hurt that he came from a place that did not have their own real dog in the race.

    well am glad you found your glasses…

  23. Indiana Vol December 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    “IndianaVol, I think everyone can now know to just ignore you from here on out. You’re just some pathetic trash that utters profanities and hate like a mental patient.”

    Alex, pot calling the kettle!

  24. LT December 14, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

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  25. LT December 14, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

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  26. LT December 14, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

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  27. LT December 14, 2009 at 4:57 pm #

    Guys and gals — LT here from T R T — I went to Buffalo Wild Wings with my good friends and enjoyed a delicious Miller Lite — low carbs, you don’t want to pack on those pounds and great food even for the whole family!!! Join me and Tony Kurre this Thursday as we take on a meaningless college game and hopefully you won’t get a DUI — but if you do — don’t forget the law offices of Tommy Spina — we always preach moderation here at T R T — but we all know we get plastered like the drywall on a trailer. And always remember — when you knock up two kids on the “ole lady” — it’s time to wave that white flag. Call Dr. John Eubanks at Birmingham-Shelby Urology for a complete layup on the weekend with frozen bird eye peas!!!!!

  28. Pluto December 14, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    Fucking Weird- but funny.

  29. CrimsonBlood81 December 14, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Yep — ain’t WJOX funny?

  30. almightytmc1 December 14, 2009 at 5:07 pm #

    Congrats to Mark. Good stuff. !

  31. Auburn Man December 14, 2009 at 5:11 pm #

    T
    he whole process is a sham!
    Not like the days when noble athletes like Bo jackson won the Heisman!

    Did you even see one vote for the greatest RB in the nation Ben Tate! I think not. that is because they are afraid of Auburn and what we can do! It is all a conspiracy.
    Luckily, it looks like Lane Kiffin is in some serious shoodoo! And that the Moral Victory National Championship is in jeopardy for UT.
    I dont know who would call and turn the Vols into the NCAA like that. It would certainly never, (ever) be an Auburn Man (under any circumstances!!!!)

  32. LT December 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm #

    It’s time for taste of the table

    it’s time for taste of the table

    (double tracked Eddie vedder impression)

    no more feeling sssaaadd!

  33. Crimsonite from the planet Crimson in a galaxy far far away. FormerlyE.G. White December 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    I fail to see the humor, and it’s off the point of the thread which is to discuss the most famous prior to pro football athlete in Bama history. But I guess I’m just an old codger! An old codger with 40 college age honeys on demand! Bwwaaa Haaww Haaww! RTR!

  34. CrimsonBlood81 December 14, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

    “Star” Running Back on Protest
    ——————————–
    BREAKING NEWS:

    Auburn Running Back Senior Ben Tate is protesting at Toomer’s Corner! He demands a recount of the Heisman ballots and will not eat or sleep until that is done. He currently is sporting team gear with 2 cases of 1-ply cheap dollar store toilet paper. The reason of that is unknown. Ben Tate is adamant about his statistics and demands to have ANOTHER ceremony in New York City to determine the REAL winner of the Heisman. This is breaking news so we will have more is to follow.

    Source: That dude who works at the gas station “down ‘tha road”.
    (C)2009

  35. LT December 14, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

    Psa egg man… Shut your dick sucker it I’ll send Ian to beat that ass!

    Lt.

  36. CrimsonBlood81 December 14, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    E.G. — it’s a local Birmingham issue — local comedy — that’s all — very funny if you listened to WJOX to hear LT.

  37. almightytmc1 December 14, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    LT
    Are you sure that you want E.G. To shut your mama?

  38. LT December 14, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    Please call Dr Ricketts I did and so did my whole family. Dr rickets will take care of your needs and Ian and his family used him as soon as they move to town.

    Rico the squirrel will be eaten at simmons sporting goods. Ha ha.

  39. LT December 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    yes folks — LT here for Dr. Mark Ricketts — i trust my family with him and I do to — plus, there is hardly NO WAIT!!! From the swine flu to backaches to the simple ‘ole cold ‘n cough —- i’ve never had to wait more than 15 minutes!!! (Ian) — my daughter Raine had an earache — we were in and out in no time — make him your Dr. and we at T R T make him ours too — give ‘em a call — next to Full Moon BBQ in Hoover!!!! Don’t forget about the no appointment necessary in case of that white flag moment for a referral!!! Let’s face it folks — after eating Rico the squirrel at Simmons Sporting Goods — I had one helluva stomach ache — but I got it all taken care of with care with Ricketts — the DoC oN JoX

  40. yellowhammer December 14, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    Bo Jackson noble? He was a great back indeed, but I clearly remember a kid who could barely speak comprehensible English when he arrived on the Plains. I seem to recall some eligibility issues that magically dissapeared with the negative recruiting allegations as well. Who was the coach? Oh yeah the same guy as who’s in charge now, but surely he changed his ways, right?

  41. LT December 14, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    I was on the way to my brook highland home alias club LT and stopped by Petrucellis for tIe out. Nothing on the menu more than 20 bux a head. Ian and I like to share a great bottle of Vinno. Psa… Get the cab sav phenom with chicken Parma as we call it. Excellent goes well when watching all of the la teams. I don’t pull for my college. Mr Hollywood they call me. Was an extra in teenage mutant ninja turtles. Donatello beat my ass. I only look at skinny chicks Please don’t follow me in my Infiniti. Verno please hurry!

  42. Plainview December 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    He’s 21 Shane. Not 20.

    He may have been 20 when you talked to him, but he’s 21 now (born Nov. 4, 1988). Get your facts straight, please.

    And secondly, don’t fall into the Peter King “I, me” trap of sportswriting.

    For instance Peter King always says, “When I talked to Tom Brady he told me…..blah, blah, blah”

    No one cares that you talked to Mark Ingram. You could have illustrated your point a whole lot better without making yourself so prevalent in the column.

    but then again, you obviously don’t know any basic points of journalism…

    Keep up the crappy work.

  43. elephantstomp December 15, 2009 at 2:04 am #

    Do you expect Bama to be 12-0 in 2010 with Penn St, Fla, at UT, at LSU, and Auburn? I do, and another NC. RTR

  44. bamadon December 15, 2009 at 5:05 am #

    Indy Vol, How many Heisman’s trophies does the vols have?
    What is the going rate for the vols whores on parade? Your
    college is a laughning stock of the SEC and you don’t have Roy
    Kramer to help UcheaT to get out of its troubles!! Probation is
    coming MF!! RTR

  45. LT December 15, 2009 at 5:51 am #

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  46. LT December 15, 2009 at 8:18 am #

    Here at the roundtable we preach moderation. Quality not quantity folks.

  47. LT December 15, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    LT here and I’ve got to tell you about the Grey Bar. It’s a neighborhood bar and a NO SMOKING facility which is key! Do what I do and visit the Gray Bar. No smoking which is key. No smoking at club LT either. Plenty of delicious Miller Lites. Take home a 6 or 12 pack today! No smokers allowed in bars! Take the yellow school bus down to Gray Bar and get after it.

  48. LT December 15, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    It’s getting near lunch time and I know you are hungry out there. I know that times are tight. Do what I do… Go to any Wings location and try the Bobs bailout menu. Try the pot roast and those delicious Gouda grits. Also remember the grills are still going Wild. Try that freshly caught wild shrimp. Go see the mayor of south beach. Bob Baumhower. At the Patton creek location neR the new balance store or at the location near my house lee branch. Get after it! No smoking there either!

  49. AUROX December 15, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    Gosh, for bama to be a “all about the team, not the individual, that’s why we have never put emphasis on winning a Heisman” bullshit, it certainly has been made into a big deal. Strange.
    But I can assure y’all, Auburn ain’t sittin around crying in their beer. The “process” (to coin a word used ad nauseum by you bammers when the saban arrived) has begun, and is quite ahead of schedule. You see, ever so many years, a program will decline. The difference is, are you gonna be down 2 years, or 10 years?

  50. zionhippy2 December 15, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    THERE YOU GO AGAIN ELEPHANTCHIT TALKING OUT YOUR AZZ. BY THE WAY YOUR MOMMA/SISTER GIVE GOOD HEAD. YOUR MOM TOLD ME SHE COULD NOT KEEP YOU AWAY FROM HER HORSE. SHE SAID WHEN THE HORSE SEE’S
    YOU COMING IT BACKS UP TO THE STUMP. BY THE WAY 5 GUYS BANG YOUR SISTER WHILE 3 TOOK DOWN YOUR MOMMA. GO LONGHORNS

  51. Pluto December 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    Say Cappy – could you disinfect this blog ?

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  53. coast2coastam December 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm #

    TEXAS BEATS THE bammer 34-17

  54. Prophet December 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    It looks like their plan has worked. Many of you know these commercials. How many times does Mr Hankey play these commercials? They are the same ones over and over. Mr Hankey will win again as the the programming will change next month. I see even more adamswins.com. The former bookie turned talk show host will be second to Finebaum. The golden child is disinterested in this part time gig. The roundtable ratings will sky rocket. Please in the name of Tom Roberts and Kevin Miller please fix wjox now.

  55. Crimsonite from the planet Crimson in a galaxy far far away. FormerlyE.G. White December 15, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    Yeah, zionhippie2, the little turd maggot was curled up all comfey cozy in his nice warm pig turd, and along comes turd breath Indiana Volunqueer, scoops it up and plops it in his mouth. Zionhippie2 thought he was dead meat, but he worked his way down to the asshole and got a ride out on Kiffins’ dick!

  56. LT (CB81) December 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    Lance’s Locks

    Pick: The Spurs +3

    Overall: 889-771-32

    Current Streak: 1 win

  57. LT (CB81) December 15, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    What was a lifelong dream turned into a low-paying, midday gig…

    Lance Taylor’s story begins back in the early 90s when his Jeep Wrangler was stolen, only to be found later with Scarface and Ghetto Boys tapes in the cassette player. From then on, LT knew his destiny rested in a world of hip-hop and sports.

    After a tremendous 6-year reign over the streets of Tuscaloosa, LT packed up his gear and moved west with the hopes of winning instant fame and fortune as an actor. He moved back to Birmingham 8 months later.

    Lance Taylor began his radio career lurking on the basement floor selling advertisement for a mouse. However, it was not long before his cubicle conversations were noticed by Citadel management as pure genius, and he was thrust onto the air as a sports expert. Feeling the pressure, LT then realized it would be a good idea to actually do some prep work.

  58. CrimsonBlood81 December 15, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    I look forward to the prophet’s posts. Prophet — please post more on the situation brewing on “top of the mountain”. Much thanks, MGMT.

  59. LT December 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    Hey folks — LT here again for Southeast Auction Company. Travel – trailers, boats, RVs, you name it they got it. Do what I did and go get my oil-leaking infiniti there. J Michael Langford number 503.

  60. CrimsonBlood81 December 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    Uhm — I didn’t post number 57. Although the story is probably true.

  61. CrimsonBlood81 December 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    LMFAO!!!! fear the “reign of the streets of t-town”

  62. LT December 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm #

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  63. LT December 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Sorry again but LT here again folks on the radio for New Balance Shoe store — you got new years coming up — want to pack off those pounds, and you want the right shoe — trust me folks — i would rather wear these than my house shoes — matter of fact — i would rather wear these new balances around the house period!!! Folks visit them at the Patton Creek location for a custom shoe fitting. From 3 Normal to 6 E wide — they’ve got the shoe to fit you. Don’t have the lower back killing you when you jog off the lard in the mornings. Do what me and my wife did (as well as I my kids) and go to the New Balance Store — one location — one low price — patton creek shopping center — new balance — the way to go!!!!!

  64. Ingram is a Crybaby December 15, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    Ingram is a crybaby. Yea, all those who were hating on Tebow for crying, did you happen to see Ingram cry like a little baby???

  65. CrimsonBlood81 December 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    One shed tears of defeat — one shed tears of winning — there’s a difference you fuckwad.

  66. BamaMan December 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    I can’t believe IndyVol and some Barner’s are actually on this site. My advice to you is to just stay low, stay on your site for the moment and then when your team actually wins something, come back out and talk trash.

  67. LT December 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    It’s getting cold out there and I thiwnk you should do what I did and call weatherguard all metal roofing. Righ now they have a 1500 dollar discount on all weatherguard new metal roofs. A total savings of 3000 dollars can be saving 40 percent on your home heating bills. Call weatherguard now!

  68. LT December 15, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    Hey folks it’s LT again and I want to talk this time about Brombergs. I would never recommend another jewelry store othe than Bromburgs. I have a question for you…if you are looking for a store that sells jewels why shop anywhere else. If your store isn’t certified by the American Gem Society then ask them why? Why would you do such a thing? They have been a member for generations folks. Diamonds Direct did not pay to be a member. If you are thinking of buying that diamond anywhere else don’t do it. Please go to one of the 3 locations of brombergs. Besides he took me to Flemings and bought me a rare plus steak. I challenge you to find a better silver box that the dine folks at brombergs provides. Tag heurer roles and casio are all available. Please do what I did and go see the fine folks at brombergs. Amercian Gem Society means you may pay a little more but the quality as all of our other spots are SECOND TO NONE.

  69. elephantstomp December 16, 2009 at 12:59 am #

    Dude, my mom and sisiter are both garbage people, like you. I hope you are bangin both of them right now! That ought to tell you something! You don’t know who you’re talkin too! We ain’t losin to Texas dude, get over it!

  70. BamaBorn December 16, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    aurox,

    Do you think BAMA actually did put an emphasis on the Heisman? Toby G. had 62 more carries than Ingram. The emphasis at BAMA, as always, is to win the National Championships. (that is plural) Any awards giving along that road are icing. Of course, we wanted Ingram to win, but not at the expense of jeopardizing the National Championship. BAMA plays a well balanced offense which features two running backs and a third plays a significant role. One role secured a victory over your rocking team. Rocking chair that is.

    Does anyone from the barn have a clue?

    Quote from the barn: “We are so far behind, lost, have no leader, and no history to look at for guidance.”

    It sux to be an aubarn tiger!

  71. jaydeer December 16, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    Cool title to the column.
    Ingram, the “Mark” of a champion.
    Wonder how many readers caught it…

  72. AUROX December 16, 2009 at 9:20 am #

    Bammerborn…..I’m not here to debate whether Ingram should have won the Heisman or not. He was certainly a “top” player, along with about 3 others. You can call my team anything you want, but that undermanned, lacking in skill players, beat up team took the “number 1″ team to the wire. Shorty has got bama at the top of their game, complete with a Heisman running back and number one ranking, but I can assure you, he want get Auburn at the bottom of their game again. I know for years bama was in the same position Auburn is in now, but they never once played us as close as we played y’all. That, should give you reason for concern.

  73. God December 16, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    By his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

  74. God December 16, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    666 the number of the beast hell and fire was sworn to be released. Read revelations and feel the Word of God. Do not fall to the wicked waYs of the evil one. Otherwise known as NATAS. Cleanse your spirit with Holy Water. Do not welcome in the paranormal or wicked dreams.

  75. God December 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    God
    12:52pm
    I am watching you. Be a good man and stay focused at the task at hand. Don’t dwell in pain. You shall be exhaulted to the hills of Mt Zion (ame)

  76. CrimsonBlood81 December 16, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    Thanks for the info God — could you talk to LT for us?

  77. LT December 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    Hey folks LT here AGAIN!!! That’s right — LT here for the Oasis hotel. Folks this is a beautiful luxurious hotel located just minutes south of Tuscaloosa. Now that’s not that far if you live in Birmingham right? They pampered me — they will certainly pamper you — don’t miss the bowl season as well as the NFL Playoffs at the Oasis. Me and my wife go all the time and we hope you give it a try too! Bet on dogs and become a member of Quincy’s Q Club. You know my vices — and one of them is losing my wife’s paycheck to Milton McGregor at the Oasis — one location — full out bars — great hotel — one great price for one great time! Again — I moved club LT there to the Oasis and you should too!

  78. Brian Straw December 16, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    Hey guys, isnt Lt the bomb. Do what I did and become a member of the LT fan club. You will get an all access pass to club LT and be updated on huge amounts of meaningless stats and statistics that we pull straight off of the internet everyday. We at Jox consider Lance the ultimate is sports talk radio and you should too. LT will be at the TK tonight. He’ll probably be the guy with all the sexy young ladies, but hey, have you seen him? He’s coming straight from Shaia’s so I’m sure he’ll be extra spicy tonight. Don’t crowd him too much, because celebs like there space while they are partying. Tune in from 10-2 and give us a chance. You won’t hear anybody from Craneworks on our show and we promise to keep up the boring format for the New Year. PSA, who thinks I’m better than Ian?

  79. LT December 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

    Hi folks. Another thing that you will really like at the Oasis hotel and casino in Shorter Alabama is Whitfields steak house. Get the rare plus it’s second to none. Well besides Flemings but I digress. Please see my good friend Milton McGregor and you just might because winner too. Psa. Straw hit the road carpet bagger. Hankey hasn’t told you yet?….

  80. Carl December 16, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    Shane,

    Is there anything you can do about all these LT posting advertisments on your site. I mean for crying out loud if I wanted this crap I’d turn their sux radio show on. I come on here to get away from that kind of stuff. Do us all a favor and block his postings.

  81. LT December 16, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    Carl, I’m done. I’m just trying to share opportunites with you guys. Thanks for reading my posts. Tune in from 10 to 2 daily if you want to get the latest info on our fine sponsers.

    LT

  82. LT December 16, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    Carl, I will never go away!!! That’s right folks!!! LT here AGAIN for another sales pitch that makes me look like a total douchebag. Do what me and Brian will do as soon as we get off work because we will never listen to “that radio network”. Visit the fine folks a Tilt-A-Kilt off the snake. We’ll be there from 2 til whenever I quit getting free drinks!!! The Tilt-A-Kilt is a local Birmingham establishment that’s gained a stout reputation for hard drinks and soft women! Visit me as I drive my infiniti there down the snake with Brian and enjoy a delicious, low-carb, never filling Miller Lite, that’s the beverage of choice at club LT. One location, don’t forget to try their great steaks and salads — my wife Beth personally enjoys the tossed salad available at the Tilt-A-Kilt but me being a man of my stature enjoys the steak along with my free bottle of Pinot!!! Visit there and get to meet me, LT — I am such a celebrity in this town!!! I won’t get a DUI because I will personally roast the officer who would dare put me in jail but if that happens, give Christy Lynam a call or the great folks at Tommy Spina law firm to get you out of that sobering night you spent in jail that ruined your life forever! I would trust my lively hood in the name of them and you should too! And remember if you get in an accident on the snake — give my good friends Jimmy & Anthony a call — I’ve known them for 20 years and you should too although I haven’t been relatively important for 20 years!!! Folks it’s me LT for Tilt-A-Kilt — located on the snake — be there!!!

  83. Scarbinski Was Wrong December 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    Kevin Scarbinski was way out of line in his Heisman vote. His first and second should have been 2nd and 3rd. Arenis was/is the best player on the team. He made the plays against Auburn and Florida that made differences in the games.

    Had Ingram gone down early in the year Bama would have most likely gone undefeated in the regular season without him. He’s good, a good kid, but he is not the reason Bama is playing in the NCG. Arenas is the best, most valuable player for the Tide.

    Of the 5 finalist, Gerhart was the most valuable to his team…the best player. Without him Stanford may have lost another 3 or 4 games. McCoy and Tebow too. Had they not been able to lead their teams, Texas and Florida would have lost a game or 2 or 3.

    The Heisman has become as big a joke as the rest of college football and the BCS bs. When so-called sports writers, computers, talk-show hosts, authors, commentators (of these days and times) get involved it becomes a circus. Let the past Heisman winners vote, they know what the hell they are talking and voting about, not Finebaum, Herbstreit (at least he played), Scarbinski, Brando…the ridiculous list goes on …though Scarbinski was actually closer to being right than most of the un-qualified.

  84. LT December 17, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    Hi folks. Here to talk about Crown Mercedes and Infiniti do what I did and visit the fine folks at Crown. Some of the sales personel have been there 10 15 20 years. Dependable reliable service is what you will get with fine folks at Crown Mercedes and Infiniti. No way I drive a truck gents. Can’t get the babes without a smooth Infiniti. When going down the snake to my Brook Highland home. Nothing rides better than this Infiniti. Let me help ya with the hookup G!

  85. coast2coastam December 17, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    i would like to tell everyone on here that the person who went by zionhippy got killed in a car accident
    tuesday night. i thought i would pass it on to you. he ran off the road to keep from hitting a car head on.

  86. AUROX December 17, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    “Scarbinski was wrong”…..thanks for the common sense post. I believe Arenas was bama’s best player as well. He is more of a difference maker than Ingram…..not knocking Ingram. Arenas can “hurt” you in many different ways. The BCS IS BS, but I think they got it right this year. But a broke clock is right twice a day.

  87. AUROX December 17, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    As long as the BCS sends the SEC champ to the title game every year, I have NO problem with it. The SEC champ always deserves a spot, period.

  88. LT December 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Hey folks LT here again for the fine people at Petrucelli’s and Cafe’ Lazio. Trying to put that last minute Christmas party together like we did here at T R T??? We’ll be celebrating our Christmas party at Petrucelli’s but Cafe’ Lazio is a perfect place too. With great drink specials and second to none food — these fine establishments will cater to your every need! Do what me and Brian do and visit these folks — but you’ll have to actually pay $8.00 for a drink but we’ll get them for free! Two great locations — low prices — give them a call for that last minute Christmas party!!!

  89. LT December 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Jox says that they are under attack by the capstone report.

  90. possyfocker December 17, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    I, like my hero tigger, like to fock some possy!

  91. elephantstomp December 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    LT take your ass outta here with your commercials. Did Zionhippy really die? If so, thats what you get when you wish something bad on a good kid like Ingram. Good Riddance.RTR

  92. BamaBorn December 18, 2009 at 1:00 am #

    aurox,
    I will have reason for concern when Nick Saban retires from THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. 2 years or 10 years or how about no years. I have missed your point. You have one year to proud of in the last 52 by BAMA standards. Sorry, please explain what you meant.

    You barneys just don’t get it. BAMA had a conservative game plan in the Iron Bowl. You played better than anyone expected including Chez. Did you happen to see his pre game pep talk? He told his team not to worry about the score board. I hope you understand he was actually asking his players to not quit no matter how bad BAMA was winning. He was afraid he and the barn were going to be embarrassed. It was a great team effort, but you are kidding yourself about Chez. Of course, getting overly excited is common for barneys.

    It sux to be an aubarn tiger

  93. The BAMMER From St. Clair December 18, 2009 at 2:09 am #

    YO! Just a few thoughts…the ONLY reason that “LT” is posting here is because NOBODY listens to his show and he’s DESPERATE TO FIND AN AUDIENCE! As for Mark Ingram winning the Heisman, he’s as deserving as any of the other candidates. I have to agree with an earlier post (don’t remember who) that mentioned Mark being from Michigan enabled him to get the Midwest votes coupled with the fact that Alabama had no previous Heisman winner HELPED A LOT. As for what ol’ Shane said at the beginning of his latest attempt at journalism about Mark Ingram being the “best” that has ever worn a Crimson Jersey, I HAVE SERIOUS RESERVATIONS ABOUT THAT STATEMENT. Sure, he mentioned Namath, Stabler, Musso and Palmer but WHAT ABOUT Derrick Thomas, Cornelius Bennett, Shaun Alexander, Andre Smith, Marty Lyons, Barry Krauss, Richard Todd, Tyrone Prothro, and one of my favorites from the not-to-distant past, DeMeco Ryans? Don’t wanna talk about the past? How about THE PRESENT? Rolando McClain and Javier Arenas! SHANE, you need to THINK before you TYPE. As I said earlier MARK INGRAM is as deserving as any of the other candidates that recieved consideration for the Heisman but to say that he’s the BEST THAT EVER WORE a Crimson Jersey, THAT IS A STRETCH, dude. You want some more names? Bobby Humphrey, Eric Curry, John Copeland, Antonio Langham, Tommy Wilcox, E.J. Junior, Woodrow Lowe, Leroy Cook, John Hannah, Tony Nathan, Dwight Stephenson and the list goes on and on…

  94. Tell Bear Hello December 18, 2009 at 7:44 am #

    ELEPHANTSTOMP:

    “Did Zionhippy really die? If so, thats what you get when you wish something bad on a good kid like Ingram. Good Riddance.RTR”

    When you go to HELL for that statement…Tell Bear hello!

  95. Possyfocker December 18, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    Sounds like you guys need a shot of something… Maybe a shot of good old fashioned possy? Helps take the edge off. I love possy fockin myself. Good for the ol’ soul. Chill out guys. Football will never be more important than grade a possy and tatties. Peace bros!

  96. AUROX December 18, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    Possyfocker…..spoken like a man who knows!!!

    Bamaborn…..let me splain it. The 2 or 10 year comment referred to how long bama was down (close to 10 years) and how long Auburn will be down (not quite 2, counting last year and this year). You see when we noticed a problem, we corrected it. We didn’t fock around for a decade with buffoon coaches and cheating. As for “getting excited over Chez”, that’s not what Auburn men do. We don’t pop boners over our head coach, and believe he’s the second coming. Auburn football is bigger than any one man, including Chizik. Although, based on what he inherited, an 8-5 first season and a top 10 (possibly top 5) recruiting class is pretty impressive.

  97. elephantstomp December 18, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    In 100 years, nobody will care.

  98. BamaBorn December 23, 2009 at 6:29 am #

    aurox,

    It appears from the outside that the barn has never done anything but screw around and cheat, but excuse me I am not a barn man. What makes impressions on barneys is unlikely to raise any attention at BAMA. You are impressed by Chez but not excited. You differences must be clear to all barneys.

    Barney football is as big as two men. See LOWder and Big Yella. They are barney football.

    It sux to be an aubarn tiger!

  99. Ricky Trimnal December 7, 2010 at 4:11 am #

    What year are we in F/W. You wan’t to cuss someone out, you need to know why and what for. Now that you think you know me, you better show me or shut you’re ass up.

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