Bama belongs in discussion, but not dance

Yesterday the Kentucky Wildcats obliterated the University of Alabama in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament. As the game wore on, the gap between the two teams appeared to be wider than the score.

It would be the second time the Tide had its preverbial pants pulled down in primetime, the first being the spanking handed to them by Florida a week and a half earlier.

Many thought that a win against Georgia on Friday would be a play-in game for Alabama, making the final field of 68. That thought will either be overturned or verified later today. But in this writer’s opinion, while Alabama belongs in the discussion, it in no way belongs in the dance itself.

The Tide’s troubles began in November, with an abysmal pre-conference showing. Alabama lost some horrible games, including to a team whose mascot is a Peacock. But as the season wore on, you saw this team get better, if not at times be downright dominant.

That crecendo as the season progressed proved that Alabama has a big-time basketball coach. However, it still lacks a big-time basketball program.

That program can come, and from what I’ve seen in two years from Anthony Grant, will. If Bama can keep him.

Who knows…maybe the committee will decide it needs a 15-seed somewhere in the tournament and offer the invite. But I doubt it.

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  1. 1
    tblakney

    I think you are right about Bama not being in the dance. We have suffered, from the lack of shooting and hurt by teams that shoot the three well. Since the inception of the tournament the three point shot has prevailed as part of the cinderella types who make it to the tournament giving them a certain amount of entertainment value which equals more fans.

  2. 2
    Trapdoorbama

    I think if Dayton loses in a few minutes our chances greatly improve. The Bama team from three weeks ago looked so dominant and appeared as if they could take on a number of big name programs regardless of woes behind the arc. Honestly, I think we have at least a 60% chance of getting in the dance.

  3. 3
    bamadon

    Alabama basketball has turned around 180 degrees from
    Mark G. to Anthony Grant and will get better and better
    with him as Bama’s coach. RTR

  4. 4
    Pluto

    It’s the Losses on National Television – Florida – Kentucky – it just killed them when it came time to Vote.
    Butt Ugly Losses.

  5. 5
    Crimsonite

    Opinions are like a$$holes. Everybody has one. ITK I can’t believe you’re stupid enough to say something like that. To begin with this team has a much better record than than the last one we sent to The Dance and that #16 seed beat Stanford, the undefeated #1 team in the first game and made it to the sweet 16. Second, no one in their right mind can believe that there are 68 teams better than Alabama. Some of the other teams that WILL be in the dance are a total joke who couldn’t beat the Alabama 6A high school champion. A 21 win SEC West Champion deserves to be in The Dance under any circumstances, period. If we get in and go West along with Pitt as many have predicted you better expect to see a hell of a game. Pitt is no UCLA, Duke or North Carolina, and they haven’t seen a defense, or pressing team like Bama’s this year. This teams body of work since December deserves the honor of getting beat in The Dance. RTR!

  6. 6
    Crimsonite

    Oh yeah, I guess Bama’s butt ugly 14 point loss to Kentucky was worse than Florida’s 16 point loss? Give me a phucking break. The selection commitee is as usual full of $hit and so is anyone else who thinks Bama didn’t deserve a bid over at least 20 other teams that made it! RFTR!

  7. 7
    parole tide

    Carefull IDK. You keep making rational statements and the bama faithfull that visit this board will make you the next Logan Young! My old buddy crimsonite. Im glad you spit that used condom out of your mouth that Jose deposited in one of your mexican lot lizards long enough to bash IDK. Yall make a perfect pair. You know its an old saying that a person that feels they must use profanity do so due to a small vocabulary. Its understandable considering you hang out at truckstops and date woreout mexican prostitutes who by the way only know these english terms ” $5 “, ” Sucky Sucky” , and my favorite “is that all you got crimsonite?” Enjoy the NIT !

  8. 8
    BamaBrando

    And where is Auburn in all of this, parole? Keep showing your Auburn class. Your name is funny considering a portion of your team just committed armed robbery.

  9. 9
    13andCounting

    Parole seems to know a lot about mexican prostitutes….. I wasn’t aware of the “english terms” he described.

    Thanks for the NIT compliment! I hope Auburn enjoys, well…… has swimming and diving season started?

  10. 10
    Crimsonite

    Same thing I was thinking 13. That’s
    lot lizard talk, or as they say in Mexico an “Esquinera” – girl who works the street corner. It’s strange that he would be so familiar with those terms. About half the girls who work in Cantinas are normal mothers trying to make ends meet and never, ever use terms like that. Those girls never solicit sex. They drink and dance for tips and hope they meet someone acceptable who offers to compensate them for a “Good” time. You can’t compare a hard working, sacrificing mother to the Social Club sluts from Lee County, or the “Ho’s” that work for the Barnturd criminal athletes! Bwaa Haww Haww! RTR!

  11. 11
    C Hammah

    BAMA BELONGS IN DANCE – NOT THAT BAMA WAS GREAT ALL YR….BUT HAS A BETTER RESUME …FIRST SEC WEST 2ND IN SEC SOLID 4TH AT WORST IN TOURNEY …12 4 SEC BEAT TN AT TN BEAT GA TWICE….WAY MORE DESERVING THAN….BIG EAST WITH 11 STUPID MARQUETTE STUPID SO CAL STUPID GA STUPID TN STUPID VCU STUPID COLO STUPID VA TECH STUPID….

  12. 12
    C Hammah

    DAMN PC WORLD SCREWS BAMA ….CHILD MOLESTERS GET 30 DAY SENTENCES….TOO MUCH CREDIT FOR LOSING SO WHAT U LOSE TO A GREAT TEAM -U LOSE TO #1 TEAM JUST MEANS U R BETWEEN #2 AND #323 – SO WHAT…RPI IS BS

  13. 14
    Crimsonite

    You guys need to get your a$$es in gear. This site has gone stale. Can’t even start a fight with a Barnturd!

  14. 15
    Crimsonite

    It’s Karma. Only Bama, Florida and Kentucky are still playing! Ha Ha Ha! After today maybe only Bama. Doesn’t matter if it’s the NIT. It’s experience and it’s fun and the rest of the SEC is at home cutting grass. RTR!

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