Bama Fans Propose at Spring Game
Bama Fans Propose at Spring Game
Bama Fans Propose at Spri...

Bama Fans Propose at Spring Game

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Bama Fans Propose at Spring Game

Written by: Clay Travis

There are few things more romantic than proposing to your future wife at Alabama's spring game.

At least that's what the 85% of Alabama fans think.  

It's become an annual tradition, Alabama hosts a free spring football game and 85%'ers fall all over themselves to remember this moment forever, via a spring game proposal. Today we already have at least two such proposals. The first arrives via @mcbradtrey, who snapped this heartwarming photo of a bald man dropping down to one knee on the Bryant-Denny field and proposing to his wife as a crowd of idle onlookers looked on thinking, "Roll Tide!" and "I wish Nick Saban was here shirtless!"

Proving that women want to get married so badly they can make anything seem romantic, the woman here seems to be inclined to say yes. 

Which is unfortunate. 

Because I think if you get proposed to at a spring game every woman should say no out of principle. 

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Earlier this morning I tweeted y'all the heartbreaking story of Mark Richt's hip injury. It seems that he severely injured himself while trying to impress his wife with how high he could swing on a swing set. While most of us gave up this past-time in second, third, or fourth grade -- there was no greater elementary school playground move than the high swing coupled with the jump off to a stuck landing -- Richt kept it up into his thirties. (Richt claims that the injury happened in his twenties, but I'm siding with the wife here).

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that Richt's injury occurred thusly:

“I was swinging really high on a big heavy swing set with those big heavy chains. Sometimes if you go super high, on the way back you get a little bit of that lag. You’ve got those big S-hooks on top, and you’re swinging, and I swung enough to where the one on the left came out. So it comes out, but I didn’t know. I’m still on the swing. So when I come back down, the chain on [on the right] stayed taut and the other one just goes. I turned sideways and the first thing that hits the ground is my left hip. Just smashed it.

“It was traumatic. I mean, when I hit I was like, ‘I think I broke it.’ I couldn’t hardly breathe. Sometimes with an injury like that you get a full-body sweat and a little nauseous. But the pain kind of went away and I went about my business, until about a year and a half ago.”

Now that the story has gone viral, Richt took to the dry-erase board to draw a diagram of the swing -- alongside his offensive and defensive formations on the dry-erase board -- to better convey exactly how the great playground spill of his thirties occurred.

And it's pretty outstanding to watch.

Thanks to Jonathan Branch for posting the video and the picture on Twitter, and for Twitter follower @ulikabbq for passing this along to us. You can watch the video below. The sound improves as the video lengthens. But Richt's diligence on the swing picture is really quite impressive even minus the sound. Without this drawing it would have been virtually impossible for me to picture what a swingset might have looked like.

As any real football fan will tell you, wardrobe selection on game day is of utmost importance. The clothes you choose must show your excitement about the game, your pride in your team, and in some cases, your dislike of their opponent.

Things are bad on the Plains.

Auburn can't beat anyone. Jonna Chizik has blamed the devil for Auburn's losses. No one even bothers to go to the games anymore. Even Cam Newton's bag man is giving away his tickets. No one is all in.

Did the Tigers play "All I Do Is Win," on the jumbotron after the New Mexico State game?

Just curious.  

As the Tigers limp toward a road game in the Iron Bowl, it's likely that the win differential between 11-0 Bama and 3-8 Auburn will be the greatest since 1950.

Yep, the vast majority of the people who go to the Iron Bowl this year will have never been to a bigger rivalry mismatch in their lives.  

Alabama Fan's Legs Are Tide Fans Too

Written by: Clay Travis

Most of us aren't concerned with ensuring that if we wear shorts and someone is walking behind us that they know which team we root for.

Then again, most of us aren't Bama fans.

Meet our newest awkward fan photo to star a Bama fan.

This picture was snapped by Nashville singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb at the Nashville Flea Market. She forwarded it to me a couple of days ago and it made my day.

Now it's making yours.

By Craig Hayes

I took a rare sick day this week after a brief bout with the flu. I've been lucky with my health over the years, and I don’t take many vacations, so it is rare for me to be home on a weekday. Since I was too groggy from a fever to read, I channel surfed for a while until I came across an old, familiar sight on ESPN Classic. There he was on the TV, and I felt like I was 12 years old again.

Last week our buddy Paul Bessire stopped by OKTC to shed some statistical light on the odds that Alabama, Kansas State, Oregon, and Notre Dame would all finish undefeated.

The odds were very low.

Then Notre Dame squeaked by Pitt in triple overtime, Alabama scored a touchdown with under a minute to play at LSU, Oregon outlasted USC, and Kansas State triumphed pulling away.

Suddenly the odds of a four-way undefeated mess have grown quite a bit, from around 1 percent to seven percent. Still not very good, but increasing rapidly.

What do Paul's odds suggest? Try this.

Every four years we all become "experts" in the oft forgotten political realm, bandwagoneers if you will. Party lines aren't drawn by institutional ties or by your college football allegiance but rather by the compulsion to actually feel involved in our civic duty. Just like the popularity polls in college football, everyone has their own criteria for amassing polling data used to forecast a winner. As a man who lives by the power of numbers, popular opinion rarely resonates in my decision making process. Empirical evidence exists to predict the winner of today's election long before it becomes official. If the betting parlors in far away places taking action on today's vote are any indication, our president for the next four years has already been determined.

All That and a Bag of Mail: 2012 Election Edition

Written by: Clay Travis

My political career ended in 2002 when I was fired from a congressional campaign for leaving without proper authorization and wrecking the candidate's wife's Volvo. I was working on the congressional campaign of Jim Cooper, now Nashville's congressman, after my first year of law school and I went to visit my then-girlfriend, now wife, in New York city without proper vacation authorization. I was Cooper's body man -- insert gay joke here -- which meant I was his driver and went everywhere he went. It was actually quite a bit of fun, Cooper was really smart and you find yourself alone in the car all the time racing from one event to another while you have conversations about pretty much everything.

Prior to being fired from the campaign I was a political junkie, college in Washington, D.C., four years working on the hill, I really cared.

Now I'm out of politics completely, I follow it but more as a curious observer than as a partisan.

As I've said before my political philosophy is now pro-markets and anti-stupidity. So basically I'm anti-NCAA.

Now it's election day and y'all seemed excited about a special OKTC election mailbag when I asked about it on Twitter last night.

So here we go.

You'll all hate me by the end.

Starting 11: Notre Dame is a fraud

Written by: Clay Travis

Notre Dame is a BCS title fraud.

Anyone who watched the Irish win in three overtimes against a choking Pittsburgh team knows that the Irish would stand no shot against legitimate competition. In fact, anyone with half a brain who watched Texas A&M play this weekend, knows that the Aggies, who I presently have as the fifth best team in the SEC, would trounce the Irish on a neutral site field. I also think South Carolina would whip the Irish. After another week I'm even more convinced that Notre Dame would be no better than the 7th best team in the SEC this season. 

I think if Alabama played Notre Dame in the BCS title game, the Tide would win by double digits 100 times out of 100. 

Five of Notre Dame's nine wins have come by a single score or less. 

Remember when the Irish beat Purdue 20-17? A three-point home win over a team that's so bad it can't even win a single Big Ten game? I do. 

Remember that astounding three-point home win over 5-4 BYU? I do. 

And on Saturday, needing a Pitt kicker to shank a 33 yard field goal to win?

Notre Dame has two quality wins all season, an overtime win over Stanford that may not have actually been a win -- I think Stanford got in -- and a road win at Oklahoma, where Bob Stoops did what he did in every big game against an opponent not named Texas, choked. 

How much better is Texas A&M than Notre Dame? The Aggies could beat the Irish with Johnny Manziel playing in Scooby Doo costume.  

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We all go through patches as gamblers, it's part of the inevitable evolution. No one wakes up one morning, makes the decision to become a professional bettor, and achieves instant success. Like any skilled vocation, picking winners often enough to call it a career takes time and comes with plenty of life lessons on the journey. However, I'm not here to tell you what it's going to take for you to quit a job, move to Vegas, and fire large sums on football games since that would make me a real career counselor. Instead, here are 10 signs choosing gambling as a full time career pursuit would be a bigger disaster than taking over as head coach of the Kentucky football program.

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