Nick Saban worked a miracle in Tuscaloosa this year, and now we know how he accomplished it. Heâ€™s Santa Claus. The startling revelation came during a Monday press conference as the Alabama Crimson Tide prepares for the Sugar Bowl.
â€œYou look forward to Santa Claus for a long time, and then all of the sudden one day you become Santa Claus,â€ Saban said obviously caught up in the holiday cheer.
Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas or Kris Kringle is a legendary and some would say mythological character. However, Sabanâ€™s admission that he is in fact Satan Claus brings many important elements of his character to light.
Now we know why he doesnâ€™t have time for shit. Heâ€™s really busy bring holiday cheer and coaching a football team.
Being Santa Claus has its limitations. Santa doesn’t always get the best gifts. Saban said he doesnâ€™t anticipate getting anything elaborate for Christmas. He said his wife Terry (aka Mrs. Claus) is giving him a pair of gold toed socks. But Mrs. Claus had a serious list for St. Nick.
â€œWhen I asked her what she wanted, you couldâ€™ve bought a whole truckload of socks for what she wanted,â€ Saban said.
Saban did provide a sentimental look at the season. He said it is a time to be thankful.
â€œThis is a great holiday season. It certainly is a time to be thankful for all of us and all of the gifts we have,â€ Saban said. â€œI think that starts with your family and being thankful you have great relationships and have children and relatives and have people you can share time with.â€
Alabama fans are thankful for the 12-1 record, but fans would be even happier if St. Nick delivers a Sugar Bowl win on January 2.