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The Tide Makes Winning a Cliche
Posted by Bama Mike on Thursday October 20 2011 @ 12:23PM CDT
[ 2011 Season ]
A couple of weeks ago a guy that calls himself Jo Momma said this about Shane, "Shane said it again, does he ever write an article without the cliche "defense wins championships". This pointed out something that makes this writer want to thank Mr. Jo Mamma. A cliche is defined by Webster's as something that has become overly familiar or commonplace. Wow!! That means that because Alabama uses defense to win championships that Alabama Championships are a cliche. They have become overly familiar and commonplace whereas most other teams, especially one over near Georgia, can only define their championship(s) as an anomaly.

This season is shaping up as one that could make the Tide winning championships even more of a cliche. We have methodically defeated every opponent we have met which has all the pundits applying that other cliche, overrated, to their vernacular. All of the guys on TV said Penn State had a chance if, Florida had a chance if, Arkansas had a chance if and even Ol Miss had a chance if. All the ifs where different but they were all wrong. The only if that would have worked was IF Alabama didn't show up at all for the game.

The Crimson Tide football team is a work in progress that started as the most progressive team in the nation. They continue to improve in all aspects of the game. The only place that improvement has not measured up to the rest of the team is with some components of the special teams. This will be addressed and the coverage and placement of kicks and punts will improve. Coach Saban will accept nothing less.

This weekend is the 3rd in October. It is a meeting of two great traditions. But the Volunteers might just be deserting in droves before the first half is near completion. "Don't score first. It (ticks) them off" is a comment made by Coach Dooley when asked about his strategy against Bama. The Tide doesn't need that to tick them off. Gaining a yard against them ticks them off, Missing a block ticks them off, Missing a tackle ticks them off, Coach Dooley's orange pants ticks them off and anything that doesn't contribute to the annihilation of the other team ticks them off. We will win this game and will embarrass Barbara Dooley's son (I almost wrote little boy). But that is what makes or breaks somebody trying to become their own man so maybe Bama will be helping Coach Dooley to be the best he can be. Coach Saban would like that as long as the best we can be is always better than the best that they can be. That Sounds like a Saban cliche.

Bama Mike's Prediction
Bama 41 Tennessee 3



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