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Alabama has the look of a champion in win over LSU

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The last six regular-season meetings between Alabama and Louisiana State before 2013 were decided by a grand total of 32 points.

This year, the Crimson Tide decided to leave no doubt.

T.J. Yeldon rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns and A.J. McCarron threw three toucdown passes as No. 1 Alabama (9-0, 6-0) overwhelmed No. 13 LSU (7-3, 3-3), 38-17, in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night.

Along the way, the Tide sent a message: If you want to win the BCS title, you will have to take it way from us.

Alabama did what championship teams do. It took LSU’s best punches for a couple quarters and then put its foot on its opponent’s throat.  A game deadlocked at 17 early in the third quarter turned into a romp, as Alabama went on a 21-0 run to finish it off.

This could be the start of a late run at the Heisman for McCarron, who went 14 of 20 for 179 yards with no turnovers. He’ll have a chance to further burnish his credential when Alabama takes on Auburn and, potentially, the SEC East champ in the conference title game.

LSU will be kicking itself a little come tomorrow, though. The Tigers moved the ball well in the early going, but a J.C. Copeland fumble at the Alabama three squashed one scoring opportunity. An 82-yard kickoff return by Odell Beckham in the fourth quarter that placed LSU at the Bama 18-yard line was squandered after Zach Mettenberger  (16/23, 241 yards, 1 TD) threw three-straight incompletions to force a turnover on downs.

The Alabama defense was just too stingy and opportunistic to fall prey to the usual assortment of lucky bounces and bobbles that tend to go Les Miles’ way in games like this.

The Crimson Tide were just the better team. This win shows that, for all the talk of FSU or Ohio State, they are clear favorites to win their third-straight national title.

And, tonight they showed that it’s going to take a herculean effort to stop them.

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63 Responses to “Alabama has the look of a champion in win over LSU”
  1. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 12:45 AM

    Great game (but for the irritating announcers). LSU was the tough opponent we’ve come to expect. Relief to make it past this obstacle. But Auburn still looms large …

  2. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 12:56 AM

    Ahhh, B.S. LSU has the #35 ranked defense in the country, and UA has the #10 offense, they should’ve been able to score a lot more. FSU has the #3 offense, and the #4 defense—it’s a bit different than a mediocre 3 loss LSU.

    FSU has a harder strength of schedule than Bama and won by a combined 64 points against their two toughest tests–Bama could only beat a two loss A&M by 7, and they beat a crappy 3 loss LSU—ummmm golf claps? They don’t look near as intimidating as the past teams, and a win over a three loss LSU team doesn’t do anything to change that.

    Color me unimpressed.

  3. normtide says: Nov 10, 2013 1:00 AM

    Alabama won this game by making adjustments. LSU is as good as I thought they were, but they didn’t counter the changes Bama made. That LSU defense is going to be scary good the next couple of years. Get those young guys experience and they will be complete. To my LSU friends, hold your head high, you have a great team that will be awesome the next few years. Still have State to worry about, they can shock you if you look past them. Then Auburn after that, Showdown for the West. Roll Tide and enjoy your Sunday everyone.

  4. suprmous says: Nov 10, 2013 1:00 AM

    More than a good game, the Swamp Tigers went in hell bent and determined to play every minute and every down. Tho miscues got the best of em they still showed class and maintained class. There’s a lot to be said about determination and gut. They gave it their all and played with both determination and gut. With what Bama’s facin in the Iron Bowl I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Gus Malzon has turned AU around so till anybody who’s already faced him would swear to you (or at least some have told some of our players) it’s a nitemare playin Auburn and from what I saw earlier today they weren’t kiddin. Hate that we lost but there’s always next year. Shame it can’t be on All Hallow Eve or on Halloween with a full moon attatched for good measure.

  5. dcroz says: Nov 10, 2013 1:02 AM

    jimmy53:

    How do the ‘Noles have a harder strength of schedule? They did beat Clemson, sure, but that Miami team they crushed last weekend got destroyed by Virginia Tech tonight. FSU has played two currently-ranked teams–same as ‘Bama–but the Tide has another top-ten team in Auburn at the end of the season and a surely-ranked SEC East champ if the Tide is still unbeaten at that point. The ‘Noles have no ranked teams remaining, and their opponent in Charlotte may not be, either. But don’t worry; if we both win out, you’ll get your chance…same as Texas, LSU, and Notre Dame did.

  6. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 1:05 AM

    dcroz: The numbers don’t lie, and they are shifted week to week.

    http://www.teamrankings.com/college-football/ranking/strength-of-schedule-by-team

  7. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 1:06 AM

    dcroz: One thing to keep in mind, strength of schedule is not only decided by those in the top 20, it takes the WHOLE season into account.

  8. normtide says: Nov 10, 2013 1:08 AM

    Super- Great post. See y’all again next year for a another slug-fest between two giants.

    Dcroz- Let them talk smack. Oregon fans did too, but forgot to get there first. Just concentrate on getting one more win, week to week. If both teams can get there, we will see who talks last.

  9. dcroz says: Nov 10, 2013 1:08 AM

    Says one system. The Sagarin system shows ‘Bama with a tougher schedule.

  10. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 1:12 AM

    Sagarin is a joke, and I assume you know that. However, you make a fair point–statistics can be bent to say whatever you want.

    To be the King, you gotta beat the King—so I’m hoping for a UA vs FSU battle. I know I’m buying my airline ticket next week~

  11. suprmous says: Nov 10, 2013 2:00 AM

    droz, you could ruin a wet dream and this’ comin from a 60 yr old female and not one of your buds in crime with you. Get a life and try to quit bein so holier than thou.

  12. suprmous says: Nov 10, 2013 2:07 AM

    Pardon me for spellin your username wrong dcroz. But still you act holier than thou. You’re no better than anybody else over here so can it.

  13. bamajs says: Nov 10, 2013 2:19 AM

    I was looking forward for Bama to play Oregon and put them in their place, but am not worried about any of the other contenders, should we play them in the BCS. The Tide will Roll.

  14. noleitup says: Nov 10, 2013 2:53 AM

    I really hope FSU and Bama win out so this war of words can be settled. Im not gonna deny bama has a great squad unlike a lot of bama fans who continue to bash FSU. Come on guys at least show a little respect. Bamas been on top for what seems like forever but we all know all good things must come to an end.

  15. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 10, 2013 5:54 AM

    Jimmy,
    Let the season play out and you might get your shot. You have a quality win over Clemson but don’t get ahead of yourself. Stats don’t win football games, players and coaches do. if you play and beat Alabama in the championship game, then hats off to you. But remember, you needed Oregon to loose or your strength of schedule wasn’t tough enough to get you there. He who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.

  16. teambringitstrong says: Nov 10, 2013 8:26 AM

    @Sporsguy3434- Don’t get too caught up in that SOS argument. FSU has a superior team ACROSS the board. FSU didn’t NEED Oregon to lose but one has to understand the SOS infrastructure. The teams you play are only PART of the equation. The other part? The actual TEAM.
    If it comes down to ‘Bama and FSU I predict an FSU win, pulling away late. Why? because of ATTITUDE.
    Having graduated from FSU in the 80s and completing my LLM studies at Bama in the past 2 years, I’m close to these two programs. And what I see is an attitude at FSU. Cute sayings about armor is a coward’s avertment.

  17. thehakko936 says: Nov 10, 2013 8:28 AM

    jimmy53,

    your link says Alabama has a better strength of schedule. I don’t think that makes your point.

  18. germanflats13a38 says: Nov 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    @ Jimmy53

    I don’t know if I understand your point in posting that link. I read it to say that Alabama has the 19th hardest schedule, while FSU has the 39th hardest schedule.

  19. tubad4ya says: Nov 10, 2013 9:11 AM

    Indeed you are reading it correctly. SOS rankings develop week-to-week as the season wears on. As of today, 11/10/2013, LSU has the #1 SOS, Alabama 19th, and FSU 39th. FSU’s weaker SOS is ostensibly because the mean strength of competition in the ACC is decidedly weaker than the SEC. That being said, however, I remain of the opinion that all things considered, FSU looks the most convincing of would-be contenders for the NC game outside of Alabama.

  20. polegojim says: Nov 10, 2013 9:25 AM

    I love the football excellence that Alabama and LSU represent.

    Even during weaker seasons, they adjust to remain at the pinnacle of their talent and ability.

    Hopefully returning some season soon to Michigan… but not this season…

  21. atrain413 says: Nov 10, 2013 9:35 AM

    So bama beats #13 at home by 21. Now they are the favorites? FSU destroys the #3 team on the road and blows out the #7 team at home and what are they? Bama’s whooping boy? Come on. It’s time to get off the SEC train. They won’t play anyone outside the SEC, bama had a va tech team that sucks this year and Georgia lost to Clemson. Other than that who have they played? Have you even seen FSU play, Chris Houston? If you have I don’t think you would put FSU in the same class as The Ohio State Suck-Eyes. SOS is crap when your schedule is full of overrated SEC teams. Is the rest of the SEC that good or is it full of mediocre teams that keep beating each other and 1 real good team?

  22. bralinshan says: Nov 10, 2013 9:46 AM

    The big X-Factor in any Bama NC game is Nick Saban and his staff.

    Give them 6 full weeks to prepare and they are nasty. Frankly, nothing against Jimbo Fisher, I’d favor Saban…

    But, that Auburn game AT Auburn is no easy chore and Missouri looks better all the time. And Bama’s CB’s are WEAK. Missouri has a good QB and freaky WRs…I’d still favor Bama, but they have some tough one’s ahead.

  23. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 10:09 AM

    The reason I like that strength of schedule site is because they shift week to week—you are right, the win against LSU and the unexpected loss by Miami pulled UA above FSU in strength of schedule (after my initial post).

    Your point is made. I think these are the two best teams–hopefully, we’ll see them play it out!

    Hypothetically jumping ahead, we have a better offense and defense than Bama has seen this year, but the reverse is true as well. The point about Saban having time to prepare is well founded, but remember, it is also true about Jimbo–he has never lost a bowl game or an opener, because that when we have that prep time–we don’t lose. It would be an AMAZING battle, and truthfully, I don’t know who would win.

    My mind is still unchanged about last night—-not that impressive of a win. LSU’s mistakes were the difference.

  24. fsu01 says: Nov 10, 2013 10:24 AM

    As an FSU fan, I will honestly say that I am not getting my hopes up on even getting there. Assuming the favorite wins the rest of the games in Florida’s schedule, the Gators will be playing for their bowl lives in the November game in Gainesville. In a rivalry game with that much at stake for our “friends” in Gainesville that will be tough. Further Auburn will have something to say about Alabama getting there also. But if this does play out like the experts predict I would give the slight edge to Alabama. (Remember this was not supposed to be FSU’s year. Eleven NFL draft picks, a coaching staff decimated by promotions and a freshman QB have left many experts early in the season saying it would be next year’s Noles team that would compete.) That slight edge is in experience, FSU is still young and Alabama has been there before. There is no difference in talent level between the two schools.

  25. florida727 says: Nov 10, 2013 10:55 AM

    I don’t know if Alabama is the best team in America, but anyone that doesn’t think they deserve to be ranked #1, is either delusional or just doesn’t know anything about college football.

    They’re the defending national champions, back-to-back, and no one has beaten them. For those that complain about their schedule, book them on yours. Then YOU can beat them and shut them up. Until they lose, they get ranked #1 in my book. Then at least they have to live up to it, including winning the title game over whoever else challenges them for the crystal football.

  26. latrobe21 says: Nov 10, 2013 11:17 AM

    Alabama looked invinceable, last night. A ‘Bama-FSU NCG will be HUGE.

  27. youcantmakemepickausername says: Nov 10, 2013 11:42 AM

    A few observations from someone that watched the game for enjoyment only and had no rooting interest:

    1) Just give the Heisman to McCarron. I know it’s an award for a specific season and not some kind of lifetime achievement award, but what this kid does in big games is amazing. Manziel and Winston both deserving too, but McCarron has been doing this so much for so long.

    2) I don’t know that in my lifetime as a college football fan, which I guess goes back to like ’77 or ’78-ish, that I can remember a stretch where a program had such an amazing combination of great talent and great coaching. Miami in the late 80′s had incredible talent too, but Jimmy Johnson, as good as he was, got outcoached a few times (vs Tennesse in Sugar Bowl, vs Penn State in Fiesta Bowl). It’s hard to imagine Saban being outcoached.

    3) Vern Lundquist needs to get an eye exam. I know he made a reference at one point to the “angles” they were seeing things from the press box, but there were several times in the game where it was third and one or third and two, and the back actually LOST yardage and Vern was like “I DON’T THINK HE GOT IT”. Really Vern, you don’t “THINK” he got it??? He needed a yard and he lost two, so obviously he didn’t get it

  28. cometkazie says: Nov 10, 2013 12:18 PM

    bamajs says:
    Nov 10, 2013 2:19 AM
    I was looking forward for Bama to play Oregon and put them in their place, but am not worried about any of the other contenders, should we play them in the BCS.
    +-+-+

    It woulda been like the Stanford game, only worse.

    It’s just a game.

    And so it goes . . .

  29. rolltide510 says: Nov 10, 2013 12:51 PM

    Here’s a fact of life: Beating LSU is more impressive then beating Clemson. Always has been, always will be.

  30. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 1:45 PM

    @atrain413 …

    Bama fans haven’t been posting anything about whooping up on FSU. That drama was started by jimmy53, who came onto a thread about the Alabama/LSU game and immediately declared that FSU was the better team. How wonderfully sportsmanlike!

    SEC teams schedule a comparable number of OOC teams and FBS teams to every other conference. But our in-conference competition is usually more difficult than most. Right now, I’m happy we survived a strong LSU team and am only concerned with Mississippi State. Since FSU’s biggest worry is a Miami team they’ve already beaten by four TDs, I expect they’ll make it to Pasadena without a hitch. Alabama, however, has a season to finish and will do its talking on the field.

  31. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 2:05 PM

    Deb:

    You obviously didn’t watch college gameday or you would’ve seen sign after sign about Bama beating FSU. Also, I live in Tuscaloosa and attended both schools, so please don’t tell me what Bama fans have or have not said.

    The hot debate is Bama vs. FSU right now—the same way it was Bama vs Oregon last week. Does it mean that either one of us will make it?–no. But it’s the topic of conversation at the moment…I am sorry that I was the one to bring it up first on this board.

    These two teams have the nicest fan bases I’ve ever seen (with the exception of maybe Nebraska), and it would be a great game. Our last meeting in Jacksonville was a blast, and after we won I was approached by many Bama fans and congratulated on a great game, and then we all went and partied together. That’s how it’s done.

    Also, I’ve read many of your posts, and I certainly don’t need a lesson in sportsmanship from you. Keep it to your insight, and leave the personal hits to yourself please. THANKS!

  32. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 2:16 PM

    @jimmy53 …

    Thrilled that you live in Tuscaloosa. So does much of my family, and I spend a lot of time there myself. I live in Florida with many lovely FSU fans. But none of that is relevant irrelevant to this discussion.

    I commented on your posts on this thread, which were unsportsmanlike. I’m happy to own anything I post on this blog. But I have never come onto a thread about a game and started posting anything about Alabama being better than the teams in question, about how I’m unimpressed with the teams in question, or how my team is better, stronger, faster than the teams in question. It’s never happened. You’ve been a jerk on this thread, and I pointed that out. If you don’t like it, too bad. I’ll post as I please and don’t need a lesson in anything from you. Your comments here speak for themselves.

    YOU’RE WELCOME!

  33. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 2:27 PM

    Actually, I just put up stats (feel free to go back and read the initial post), and then posted a link to back-up said stats, and then acknowledged that those stats changed, and that Bama did indeed move ahead of FSU in strength of schedule.

    Furthermore, I went on to say that I think it would be a WONDERFUL game, and I truly believe that.

    Feel free to respond with another belittling post, but this’ll be my last, as I won’t be one of the many that get pulled into another boring Deb snarkfest that seem to dominate these boards. Have a good season and I hope to see you in Pasadena.

  34. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 2:33 PM

    “Color me unimpressed.”

  35. normtide says: Nov 10, 2013 3:31 PM

    Let Jimmy claim a win now. We seen many fan bases tell us what they will do to Bama. It seems the Tide are on all their minds. Deb, you have seen this story play put before.

  36. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 3:40 PM

    Normtide:

    No one claimed a win–please don’t put words in my mouth. I said it would be a WONDERFUL game.

    To be the king, you gotta beat the king. FSU hasn’t been in this spot in a while, and this is old hat now for UA—I would expect UA to be favored (naturally) and I think we’d get a close game–it would come down to whether FSU could contain UA’s run game, and whether UA could rattle Winston into throwing some picks.

  37. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 3:53 PM

    @normtide …

    Yes, jimmy53 has conveniently forgotten that he came onto a thread about the Alabama/LSU game and repeatedly slammed the Tide as unimpressive in a thoroughly unsportsmanlike way. Somehow that history has been rewritten to him just innocently posting stats. And me quietly commenting to another commenter has become a Deb snarkfest. But it’s okay … he’s having a lovely time singing his own praised and giving himself thumb’s up. Bless his heart.

    RTR

  38. dhardy8207 says: Nov 10, 2013 3:54 PM

    Deb says:

    “Great game (but for the irritating announcers). ”

    ————————————————–

    PREACH DEB!….I don’t know why CBS schedules Vern and Gary to commentate any of the BAMA games as it is apparent they despise BAMA.

  39. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 4:10 PM

    @dhardy8207 …

    At halftime, I found Eli’s broadcast online and muted those two. Even though the radio and telecast weren’t in sync, it was still preferable to hearing such a biased broadcast. Didn’t switch back to the telecast until the game was in hand. Vern is just ditsy and confused most of the time. Gary knows the game, but he’s the one with the real bias problem. B1G guy.

  40. hookem21 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:17 PM

    Good win last night, which should lead to a great title game—assuming you all can get past the SECCG. I don’t think Auburn should give you much trouble.

    Deb: I have to say–I don’t have a dog in this fight, but do you have a job?–because all I see on these boards is you picking fights with random people. In these posts Jimmy53 has made points, you have just whined. It’s a message board–get over yourself.

    Jimmy53: The SEC is having a terrible year, but you have to admit the strength of schedule for Alabama will be much tougher by the end of the season when you factor in Auburn and the SECCG. Also, next time you post if you temper the sarcasm and stick to your stats you won’t have babies like Deb crying in your beer–just a thought.

    Hook em baby! We’ll be back!

  41. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:26 PM

    hookem:

    I gotta say—I thought Mack was a goner, but he’s got yall back in it…and to think FSU fans wanted Diaz B-A-D! I can’t imagine where his next job will be.

    As for the rest—-what can I say? I stopped responding a while back, but she keeps going–that says everything.

    Rollllllll Tribe! Good luck on the rest of the season–at least you don’t have to play Johnny Football!

  42. hookem21 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:33 PM

    jimmy53:

    No sh*t! But I miss those match-ups—-beating A&M is just plain good for the soul. lol

  43. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 4:50 PM

    Well, hello hookem21 …

    Still smarting over the ’09 championship, I see. Always fun to meet a fan LOL

  44. hookem21 says: Nov 10, 2013 5:09 PM

    Deb:

    Shhhhhh–the rational adults are talking.

  45. materialman80 says: Nov 10, 2013 5:13 PM

    I believe LSU can match up to Alabama on strength and speed, so what’s the difference? Preparation, execution, discipline, and play calling. No question Saban has that all over Miles. After LSU’s pitiful showing against Ole Miss and now this game. I suspect the LSU faithful are beginning to think Miles has run his course in Baton Rouge. If Miles survives this year, with another poor season coming next year with a new quarterback, he will be gone in 2014. I know McCarron should love LSU. Everytime we play him, we make him look like Unitas. He can thank LSU for that fat NFL contract he will be offered.

  46. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 5:53 PM

    @materialman80 …

    Thanks for the good sportsmanship, but you’re being a little hard on Miles. No team can win it all each year, so the goal is to have your team in the running. Les has done that with LSU. He’s recruited well and kept the team competitive. That’s a good-looking group of young players you’ve got. And Cameron–who’s made colossal mistakes in the NFL–has proved a solid offensive coordinator for the Tigers.

    Saban is unusually gifted, as was Bear Bryant. That doesn’t mean he isn’t beatable–as Les has proved. Given how successful Miles has been compared with other coaches, I’d be surprised if LSU would want to trade him in for an unknown.

  47. dreamlandbbq says: Nov 10, 2013 6:03 PM

    jimmy53/hookem:

    Please realize that Deb does not speak for all Tide fans. If you’ve seen her around the boards then you know she either doesn’t take her xanax, doesn’t know when to put the keyboard down, or just needs to learn when to STFU. I think she just loves to troll opposing team’s fans. She’s a tiny voice in a tiny world.

    Not all of us are like that, I promise.

    Jimmy53- you make some good points–we have not met a team as well stacked as FSU, but you haven’t met one as well stacked as us either. We played A&M’s offense–but their defense is laughable and we couldn’t exploit it. We started slow this year for some reason, but we’re starting hit our stride. Your offense is a little ahead of ours, but our D has a way of rising to the occasion.

    FSU has looked very good–I’m not sure we shouldn’t switch spots in the polls, but if we both make it to the MNC Saban will have A LOT of time to gameplan, and when it comes down to it you have a frosh QB, an amazing one, but still a frosh-and we have a tremendous game manager at the helm. He’s a winner, and I just don’t see him losing in The Big Game.

    I hope we both make it, and if we do you can come drink a beer with us and we can cheers morons like Deb.

  48. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 6:20 PM

    @dreamlandbbq …

    Nice to meet you, dreamlandbbq, since you’ve never commented on CFT before–nor have I ever trolled the boards of opposing teams. It will be interesting to discover who you turn out to be … jimmy53 or some other rival fan playing dressup on the blogs. I envy your wealth of free time LOL

  49. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 6:21 PM

    Some of us actually post here because we love the game. What a novel idea!

  50. cometkazie says: Nov 10, 2013 6:23 PM

    If you look at the coaches LSU has had in the last 50y, the good ones were Dietzel, McClendon, Arnsparger, Saban, and Miles.

    The not so good: Stovall, Archer (remember him?), Hallman, DiNardo.

    New coaches don’t conjure up magic. They win the old way.

    I really don’t think they are likely to improve on Miles. Besides, he is an awfully nice person.

  51. dreamlandbbq says: Nov 10, 2013 6:37 PM

    Conspiracy theories? And trolling your own fanbase now, maybe I was right about the Xanax. Please don’t represent us anymore on here–you’re an embarrassment.

    I like my slab of ribs, sweet tea, and banana pudding from D’land..I’m way too old for the Houndstooth, but I see my students outside there often–and I got my got my degree in music back when classes were still in Rojo–which yes, ages me A LOT, but I’ve still got enough sense to call out someone who is acting out and making the rest of us look bad.

    Feeling stupid yet–because you’re sure looking stupid. I just don’t like how you talk to people Deb. I think you act like a snob and a troll, and that’s not what we’re about. We aspire to be classy and gracious and on these boards you are neither.

    That’s my opinion, deny it and degrade it, but it doesn’t change the truth.

  52. jimmy53 says: Nov 10, 2013 6:43 PM

    W-O-W!! I can’t believe this thread is still going!

    While I appreciate all of the support, it’s not really needed. I’m surrounded by Bama fans every day all day and they’re usually wonderful–one bad apple won’t spoil the bunch. She’s not going to stop “trolling,” and I’ll just keep putting up statistics and facts.

    However, Dreamland, I will take you up on that beer if we make it to California!

  53. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 6:55 PM

    Well, dreamland …

    You’re entitled to your opinion as is everyone else. That doesn’t make your opinion “the truth.” I made a simple comment to atrain413 and jimmy53 came out swinging. He attacked, hookem21 attacked, and you’ve attacked. You do not speak for all Alabama fans, either. Your behavior here has been no better than how you’ve characterized mine. And since you attacked someone you don’t know without provocation, it’s really been considerably worse.

    Now you and jimmy enjoy that beer. And jimmy, I’ve had plenty of support on this thread, too–from Bama fans who are regulars on this blog.

  54. stopthemadness101 says: Nov 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    Bama is extremely talented and had a solid victory. When they play the Noles it will be the first time this season they can’t out-talent the other team. It’s going to be epic.

  55. jhastrello says: Nov 10, 2013 6:57 PM

    I absolutely do not understand any talk about AJ McCarron being a serious contender for the Heisman. His stats are simply not impressive. He is a very good quarterback on an otherwise GREAT Alabama team.

    While I give you that they are undefeated, his stats pale in comparison to other QB’s in the SEC – much less across the country.

  56. cometkazie says: Nov 10, 2013 7:06 PM

    And the occasional LSU fan, too, Deb.

    BTW, Dreamland BBQ couldn’t make it in Baton Rouge. They did not impress.

  57. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 7:21 PM

    @cometkazie …

    You are a good man, and one of the great CFT friends that keep me coming back … along with our lovely host JT! Yes, there are some terrific LSU fans on this blog :)

  58. 35longmiles says: Nov 10, 2013 8:14 PM

    Can anyone tell me who the rocket scientist is that decided that Tracy Wolfson belongs on national broadcasts? She has the worst voice that I have ever heard.

  59. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 11, 2013 3:52 PM

    hookem21 says: Nov 10, 2013 4:33 PM

    jimmy53:

    No sh*t! But I miss those match-ups—-beating A&M is just plain good for the soul. lol
    ______________________________

    There’s always the Cotton Bowl….

  60. suprmous says: Nov 12, 2013 4:20 AM

    A predjustice fan’s goin to call Gary Danielson predjustice and call Vernie ditzy when it’s Vernie who’s predjustice? Everytime he opens his mouth he’s gushin about Bama and Saban. Gary Danielson is no more predjustice than the man in the moon or at least he’s not as bad as Vernie. Good grief !*!*! At least get your facts straight. He’s lucky he’s still gotta job tho. If I were the Head of CBS he’d be on the unemployment line already with all of the snide remarks he’s had to say bout some of the players thruout the year and that’s no threat that’d be a promise.

  61. dhardy8207 says: Nov 14, 2013 4:37 PM

    suprmous says;

    “A predjustice fan’s goin to call Gary Danielson predjustice and call Vernie ditzy when it’s Vernie who’s predjustice? Everytime he opens his mouth he’s gushin about Bama and Saban. Gary Danielson is no more predjustice than the man in the moon or at least he’s not as bad as Vernie. Good grief !*!*! At least get your facts straight. He’s lucky he’s still gotta job tho. If I were the Head of CBS he’d be on the unemployment line already with all of the snide remarks he’s had to say bout some of the players thruout the year and that’s no threat that’d be a promise.”

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    Obviously Deb and I have a different opinion than you have. It is something not uncommon for opinions to differ on any given subject. However to instruct us to “get our facts straight” insinuates that because our opinion doesn’t agree with yours on this particular matter that somehow equates to “facts”…

    Fact, Deb and I don’t like the manner in which Gary and his side kick Verne commentate BAMA games.

    Fact, You have a strong disdain for Verne but Gary will do.

    Both statements are certainly true but someone else may not agree with either.

  62. suprmous says: Nov 15, 2013 3:17 AM

    dhardy, if you’d noticed I said that Gary’s predjustice isn’t as bad as Vernie’s. My point bein at least he doesn’t show his as much as Vernie. I happen not to like either of them. But Gary’s the lesser of the 2 evils. Hell I’d rather listen to Keith Jackson any day compared to the latter. Gimme Troy Aikman and some of the others who can at least maintain their control. When I think of Keith Jackson I have to think of John Forney and Doug Layton. When the 2 oldest of the Holy Terror 3 were playin I could’ve sat and listened to the last 3 call games all day long tho I be a LSU fan. So crucify me on that one.

  63. dhardy8207 says: Nov 15, 2013 9:53 AM

    @ suprmous

    No ma’am, certainly not trying to “crucify” anyone particularly not an elder. I agree as Deb will that Keith Jackson is “the” preferred announcer for BAMA, his theatrics or change in tone when something big happens on either side of the ball is the reason I prefer him and he doesn’t display his bias towards either team.

    Anyhoo, it must be a contract issue as to why CBS always has these two commentating the game.

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