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AJ McCarron spoke to A-Rod before Iron Bowl

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So maybe it’s Alex Rodriguez’s fault that Alabama lost to Auburn.

Turns out Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron had a phone conversation with the controversial New York Yankee prior to the Iron Bowl, the ‘Bama quarterback told media on Tuesday.

The two talked for 10-15 minutes about what it takes to be a successful athlete and Rodriguez revealed that Yankees manager Joe Girardi showed his team video of former Tide center Barrett Jones shoving McCarron in the BCS National Championship win over Notre Dame.

“(He told them) that’s the passion they need within their club again and stuff like that,” McCarron said. “It’s just pretty crazy that they’ve watched me before and are fans of me.”

McCarron, a lifelong Yankees fan, was clearly elated about the call. He later told the media he was grateful for the position he’s in as the Alabama quarterback.

“It’s almost like living in a dream in a way because I’ve met guys that I’ve watched and watched coach for so many years,” he said. “Now I’m talking to them on the phone and meeting them in person. It’s just pretty surreal.”

Rodriguez isn’t the first Yankee to kibbutz with the Alabama program. Girardi has done some hanging around and Derek Jeter attended the Tide’s game with LSU in November.

But maybe some of that patented Rodriguez reverse-magic rubbed off on McCarron a little too much. I bet the Tide could’ve used a bit more Jeter and a lot less A-Rod before the biggest game of the season.

Just sayin’.

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8 Responses to “AJ McCarron spoke to A-Rod before Iron Bowl”
  1. bucrightoff says: Dec 10, 2013 7:18 PM

    I guess that ARod karma would be why they lost.

  2. liverpoolred04 says: Dec 10, 2013 7:43 PM

    I just hope AJ’s uncle hasn’t been hanging around though…baby rapist

  3. h0c2000 says: Dec 10, 2013 7:47 PM

    what does it take to be a successful athlete? Steroids, lots and lots of steroids.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 9:46 PM

    Why would any football player listen to an over the hill baseball player?

  5. slartibartfast4242 says: Dec 11, 2013 12:59 AM

    If anyone knows how to disappear/choke during a big game, it’s ARod. He should be the one talking to McCarron about advice.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 11, 2013 2:36 PM

    Seems like from his GF, McCarron may be talking to Jeter more than ARod…

  7. seachicken64 says: Dec 11, 2013 2:38 PM

    a true d-bag bro-mance! I hope they have a happy future together.

  8. fmlizard says: Dec 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    How does A-Rod have bad karma? The guy got not one but the two largest contracts in baseball history to play both on his massive natural talents and some illegal drugs he didn’t get caught using until many years later.

    Not like A-Rod has lived a life of misfortune.

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