by ITK

ESPN and Gene Wojciechowski nailed it. With a video just released, taking only a minute and thirty-three seconds to watch, ESPN encapsulates the feelings of an entire generation of college football fans in regard to the University of Alabama’s football program.

Those who frequent this and other Alabama fan sites are exposed through this video, which reaches deep into their souls to tell their true feelings when it comes to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.


The New Four Letter Word

For those of you who can’t or won’t watch…here’s what you’re missing:

“Think of it as college football’s four letter word.


“Admit it. You’re tired of the Crimson Tide. Tired of seeing them win even when they suspend some of their best players. This past Saturday they beat Georgia State. This Saturday Bama will beat Kentucky.

“You’re tired of Nick Saban. His success annoys you. His intensity intimidates you. What’s the deal with that Panama hat?

“You’re tired of AJ McCarron. Afterall, how many championship rings does a guy need?

“You’ve had your fill of houndstooth, or that thing Bama players do with their gloves. The never ending series of Bear Bryant tributes.

“You’re tired of seeing Bama always get the top rated recruits. The most TV appearances. The highest number of votes in the weekly polls.

“You’re tired of watching Bama do what Bama does best. This. Nobody can hoist a crystal football over their heads better than the Tide. Then again, they’ve had lots of practice.

“You’re tired of Bama? Tough.

“Don’t be a hater. Instead, be in awe. DVR their next win and show it to your kids, your grandkids.

“Why? Because you’re witnessing history. You’re witnessing a seven-letter word.


That’s not a Bama fan talking smack on a message board. That’s the world-wide leader in sports expressing the sentiments from the souls of every college football fan alive.

That’s Alabama. Now quit making excuses, quit manufacturing success that isn’t really there, and quit holding your program to a lower standard that will never enable your (insert team mascot name here) to beat the Crimson Tide.

Deal with it. Or shut up and learn to enjoy second place. Then again, what choice do you have?

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13 Responses to “ESPN: BAMA, college football’s four letter word” Subscribe

  1. RC October 8, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Disgruntled Auburn fan reaction in 3, 2, 1…

  2. pete4tide October 8, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    “When did ESPN start showing Alabama recruiting videos?” – comment on the ESPN site where this story was.

    • # 1 al. fan October 8, 2013 at 10:15 am #

      Aww pete4tide! C’mon when The Tide is as good or better than anyone else, you have to accept that when ESPN starts showing the Tide’s recruiting videos, that its very big newsworthy, nough siad…..RTR

      • Denny Chimes October 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

        It’s a REC conspiracy Paaaaawwllll!

  3. Indiana Vol October 8, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Bammer’s four letter: CASH!

    • ITK October 8, 2013 at 10:28 am #

      Vol’s four letter word: LOSS.

      • Crimsonite October 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

        The Vols now have a five letter word – DUCK’S! Bwaa Haww Haww! RTR!

        • Indiana Vol October 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

          Crimsonite’s four letter word is DORK!

      • Indiana Vol October 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

        ITK’s two four letter words – DICK and HEAD!

  4. Crimsonite October 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    That video is astounding. I’ve never seen a major sports media outlet do something like that about one specific team. It’s even more embellished than the ads from the old sports networks of ABC, CBS and NBC for general plugs such as College Football, the NFL and the Super Bowl. All I can say is – WOW!

  5. pete4tide October 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    I think ESPN knows where a lot of their audience for the SEC network will come from. It’s a fact that the highest ratings for most SEC games – and especially Alabama’s and Auburn’s – come from the Birmingham market. Might as well feed that cash cow.

    • Denny Chimes October 9, 2013 at 8:17 am #

      Nailed it


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