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Shane: 2009 Tide was one of football’s best

2009 Crimson Tide – one of college football’s all-time greatest teams By Shane from Centerpoint Throughout the course of college football history fans have witnessed some truly amazing performances on the gridiron. They’ve seen dominant teams produce amazing results on the road to the national championship. In fact, several of those champions left permanent impressions […]

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Jones: A sincere apology? I guess we will see

Sports In Paradise By Dale Jones The whole world came to a standstill last week when, for the first time in three months, Tiger Woods stepped to the microphone to give us his “apology.” All of the major television networks carried the 13-minute address, as did cable networks such as ESPN, Golf Channel, MSNBC, CNN, […]

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Shane: AU family vs. Crimson empire

The Auburn Family versus the Crimson Empire- A juxtaposition By Shane from Centerpoint I have information coming from a usually reliable source telling me that the Auburn football program is well on its way back to national prominence. That same source also tells me that head coach Gene Chizik believes that his team is loaded […]

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Chizik Gets $200K Raise For Beating Furman

This week Abarn head coach Gene Chizik was awarded a $200,000 pay raise for a “successful season” by the Abarn University athletic department. All of the assistant coaches received raises as well, including the architect of the vaunted “Dipsy-Doo, Trickeroo Offense,” Gus Malzahn. The difference between 2008′s 5-7 regular season record and 2009′s 7-5? Wins […]

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Clowns of the Alabama Media: Scarbinsky

Editorial Cartoon: Clowns of the Alabama Media series: Scarbinsky I am beginning a new series simply entitled, “Clowns of the Alabama Media.”  Oh, there are so many.  Check back weekly for new installments this spring. Today, we honor Birmingham News columnist Kevin Scarbinsky.  Some call him a Finebaum wanna be, others a shock writer, others […]

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Shane: Early 2010 SEC rankings

Getting a head start on 2010 SEC pre-season rankings By Shane from Centerpoint Finally, college football’s recruiting circus is over. The real work is about to begin. Off-season conditioning programs, spring training, and eventually fall camp will replace the over-hyped drama of the events surrounding national signing day. Attention can now be directed towards the […]

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Birmingham Snooze not biased, just cheap and lazy

By Hunter Ford Capstone Report founder Alan Atchison led off the Finebaum show on the day after the Super Bowl with a distinctive topic, namely that he believes the Birmingham News is acting as a public relations firm for Auburn athletics. He had some great points but I believe he stopped way short. When you’re […]

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Shane: Auburn gains momentum

Auburn gains momentum with amazing recruiting success By Shane from Centerpoint New head coach Gene Chizik came to Auburn amid controversy and doubt. The infamous “heckler” incident along with the Tiger fan base’s general lack of confidence in the young football coach’s abilities (mainly due to his 5-19 career record) were indicative of the uphill […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Fire When Ready, Aight?

Editorial Cartoon: Fire When Ready, Aight? I continue to be utterly amazed by the job Nick Saban has done and continues to do at Alabama. When you stop and think about what he’s accomplished in just three short years, it is staggering. First, there was the change of perception. Momentum and buzz stepped off the […]

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Jones: They couldn’t beat the Bucs!

Sports In Paradise By Dale Jones The Saints lost to the Buccaneers. Remember? It happened just two days after Christmas. The Cowboys had ruined New Orleans’ perfect season just a week before when Romo and company visited the Superdome to beat Drew and his gang 24-17. Then, just one week later, the beloved Saints lost […]

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Capstone Saturdays: ODK Missing From Beard Eaves

Editorial Cartoon: ODK Missing From Beard Eaves Circulating reports yesterday had the Foy-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy missing from Beard Eaves Memorial Coliseum for the second consecutive year. The trophy, awarded to the winner of the annual Iron Bowl clash between the University of Alabama and Abarn University, is presented at halftime at each university’s home basketball […]

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Lattimore Paid By Auburn?

Yesterday on his radio show, former South Carolina running back George Rogers reportedly said that if Marcus Lattimore signs with Auburn, “something funny was going on.” Rogers appears on “The Score” from 12-2 p.m. on WCCP 104.9 FM, based in Clemson, South Carolina. That’s a bold statement from someone who is fully aware his voice […]

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Capstone Saturdays: One Big Cat Gets Away

Editorial Cartoon: One Big Cat Gets Away Abarn is doing better in recruiting than they have in years, and while there may be rea$on$ for that, that’s not what this article is about. Week in and week out, the barn benefits from Alabama media writers and talking heads who offer their PR services at no […]

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Shane: Auburn reaches for the stars

By Shane from Centerpoint I’ve often said that the Auburn football program would probably never be able to compete with the University of Alabama unless it cheated. Apparently, as evidenced by the multiple punishments and resulting probations over the years, several of the head coaches who’ve lead the Tigers in the past agreed. So much […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Smoky Is Stuck

Editorial Cartoon: Smoky Is Stuck Oh what great days to be a Bama fan.  He Vols, Dooley you really think you have a chance against Bama in the near future?

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Advice For Derek Dooley

Dear Derek: Congratulations on landing the job in Knoxville. Hopefully the burning mattresses and rioting have died down by now. Just chalk that silliness up to a rabid fan base tired of losing to Alabama, and just being irrelevant in general. I have great respect for your dad and his accomplishments, and think you’re a […]

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Congrats to Auburn for beating Kentucky

Congratulations to the Auburn basketball team for their win over Kentucky today. The actual score read something like Kentucky 72, Auburn 67, but everyone knows that Kentucky was undefeated coming in, and Abarn played extremely well, coming very close to an actual victory. Therefore, using Abarn math and rationale, Abarn won. I just want to […]

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Jones: Tiger should take Hume’s advice

Sports In Paradise By Dale Jones How interesting is it that Brit Hume is taking more heat over his comments regarding Tiger Woods and Christianity than Tiger Woods is for the numerous acts of infidelity he has obviously committed. There is probably no bigger sports figure on the face of the earth than Tiger Woods. […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Vol Candy Store

Editorial Cartoon: Vol Candy Store If you like poking fun at the Volunteers, it’s a great day to be alive. Like a fat kid in a candy store, it’s hard to know where to begin. Almost ten years ago now, the Big Orange hillbilly nation repeatedly buried the toes of their boots in our Crimson […]

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Hunter: Bryant looms over Saban too

By Hunter Ford Paul William “Bear” Bryant, will never be surpassed or equaled by any Alabama coach, not even Nick Saban, despite whatever Shane from Centerpoint or anybody else wants to think. I’m a lifelong Alabama fan and a huge Saban fan, and I believe Saban will win more SEC championships and possibly another national […]

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Shane: Saban could be Bama’s next Bryant

By Shane from Centerpoint After watching the Alabama Crimson Tide football team physically whip the Texas Longhorns – the second most talented squad in America – an old, yet familiar air of confidence began to envelope me. You know, that winning attitude every Alabama fan carried like a badge during the seventies, a 10-year era […]

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Capstone Saturdays: What It’s All About

Editorial Cartoon: What It’s All About

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Capstone Saturdays: Auburn In Championships

Editorial Cartoon: How Auburn Participates In Championship Games Tonight, Alabama goes for its 13th National Championship, just three years removed from being laid to waste on the college football landscape. If you’re an Aubie, there is a way you can participate too.  But sadly, it’s the only way. Auburn will never stand on the platform […]

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Jones: Leach will land on his feet

Sports In Paradise By Dale Jones Where do I begin? I guess by saying that I have never been a huge Mike Leach fan. As a football coach, I think he is talented and somewhat innovative, but as a person, well, I never really felt like he had it all together. Leach, who won three […]

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Shane: SEC bowl results embarrassing

By Shane from Centerpoint SEC Commissioner Mike Slive should send a special thank-you note to Urban Meyer and Houston Nutt. He could add Mark Richt to the list as well. Those three head coaches helped salvage the nation’s perception that the SEC is America’s toughest football conference. He could also acknowledge Gene Chizik and Bob […]

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Scarbinsky Loses His Mind

In an effort to generate interest and readership for his dying newspaper (and possibly career), Kevin Scarbinsky slipped further into delusional lunacy today.  In a piece entitled “The Chizik-Saban Parallel Continues”, Scarbface attempts to connect the dots between what some desperately hope is happening in Auburn and what HAS happened in Tuscaloosa. You can read the […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Where’s The Bowl Beef?

Editorial Cartoon: Where’s The Bowl Beef New Year’s Bowls Mean Nothing Today Remember when New Year’s Day was a sacred holiday? I do. In the days before cable, my family would gather in the living room, stack television sets on top of each other, and watch multiple bowl games at once. The match-ups were that […]

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Jones: Listening to the heartbeat of Urban Meyer

Sports In Paradise By Dale Jones It is official. Doctors did listen to Coach Urban Meyer’s heart and it sounded something like this…Tebow…Tebow…Tebow. Thinking there might be some mistake, the coach got a second opinion, but once again…Tebow…Tebow…Tebow. Crazy, huh? College football fans, and more importantly, Florida Gator fans, were stunned last Saturday when Coach […]

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Shane: Urban Meyer taps out

By Shane from Centerpoint Wow! Lately, the Gator nation must feel like they’ve somehow gotten the wrong part in a bad movie. First, disaster struck when Florida fans were forced to witness the dismantling of their football empire by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC championship game. Now, the man who built the empire […]

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Shane: 11 reasons why Alabama will defeat Texas

By Shane from Centerpoint Warning! You are about to be bombarded from all sides with an enormous amount of (mostly useless) information. Soon every talking–head that can get his mouth in front of a microphone, hand on a pen, or face in front of a TV camera will spew his opinion on the upcoming national […]

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