First things first, if you haven't been to the life changing event called a Justin Timberlake concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket to his upcoming tour which was just announced. It'll be worth whatever price you're paying. Not sure where else you can get such great, free advice like this besides outsidethehustle.
Anyway, okay fine, I'll admit it. I watched some of the National Championship game. I really didn't intend to but it started and our kids were asleep so I started watching. And the first half was just like any other boring, SEC snooze fest. So I fell asleep and obviously missed all the good stuff. Luckily, I had recorded it so I could go back and watch the second half and overtime.
Saban is, without a doubt, the best college football coach ever. I don't see anyone ever touching him either. I don't think he's going to retire anytime soon, his team is always stacked, and he's won 5 of the last 9 championships. 5 OF THE LAST 9. Wait, I don't think that sunk in with you yet. 5 OF THE LAST 9. That's ridiculous. By contrast, OU, who you obviously know by now I'm a huge fan of, and one of the top 5 college programs ever by any standard, has won 5 National Championships in the last 61 years. 61 years. And it's taken Saban a total of 9 to win the same amount. That's just insane. What makes it more ridiculous is he's been doing it without a star QB and with, at best, mediocre kickers. Go through the last 5 championships. Their kicking has been inconsistent and their QBs, while serviceable, solid starters, have never been big time. None of them have sniffed the NFL and most of them wouldn't start on the top 10 teams in the final top 25 polls from each year. That's how good the rest of Alabama and their coaching is every year. Also, how BIG OF COJONES does Saban have to pull his starting QB at halftime? I know he looked horrible and wasn't completing anything, but all he's done is taken Alabama to the championship game two years in a row, and only lost a total of two games, and he gets yanked at halftime? What other coach does that? No one. By the way, if you haven't seen Hurts post game interview you need to watch it here real quick.
It was all class. There's gotta be like 1% of all athletes that would sound like that after getting benched in a national championship game. Honestly I don't think I would have had the same reaction. But his team won and he got them there, he deserves it just as much as anyone else.
So where does that leave us? Just like we've been left basically every other year for the past decade. Chasing Alabama football. You know how I said they've been winning with basically zero star QBs? Well, it looks like they might have one now, and he was just a true freshman this year. Oh yeah, they also had like 10 other freshman playing significant minutes in the championship game, along with more 5 star recruits coming. Do I sound bitter? Jealous? Maybe I'm both, because everyone else is looking up at them. To the victor goes the spoils, and Saban just gonna keep Sabaning.
This post took me way longer than it should have. I was interrupted because my son was calling me from his room way after he should have been asleep. When I went in there he was like "dad, I don't want this boogie on my finger. I just picked it, get it off finger." And it was a really big, slimy one. No problem buddy, I got you. #parenting.